Visiting the Railroad on Stilts-Grangeville to Cottonwood

Railway on Stilts-Camas Valley Railroad

Last summer, we picked up our grandkids in Kamiah, then drove up the mountain to Grangeville. Everyone thought were going home to Boise, but I wanted to visit the railroad on stilts.

On previous trips to the area, I became mesmerized by the Camas Valley Railroad. I even spent time on Google, learning all I could about the railroad on stilts. This time around, I wanted to do some exploring and show the kiddies history up close.
The first leg of our trip was a 17-minute drive from Grangeville to Cottonwood. Parallel to US 95-N and to the left side of the highway, one can see the raised berm of the now defunct railway. Every so often, heavy wooden timbers spanning a gully or roadbed hinted at what was to come.
Arriving at Cottonwood, the kids pointed out the Dog Bark Park Bed & Breakfast.Dog Bark Park B&B-Cottonwood, Idaho Needless to say, it’s a B&B, in the shape of a Dog! We’ve never stayed there, but it’s on the bucket list.
We continued the drive through Camas Prairie. Halfway between Cottonwood and the old town of Ferdinand, we passed Frei Lane. From this vantage point, one gets a glimpse of one of the wooden trestles, that span the rolling hillside.
Dog Bark Park Image, Copyright © 2017 by R.H. Vincent. All Rights Reserved.
Wooden Trestle-Attribution Vance Boyer-
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Author: Vince

Vince is a 68-year-old male, who resides and works in the great state of Idaho. He has been married to his wonderful wife Mary for 43 years. They have three adult male children and four grandchildren. His passions include researching and writing about his families military history and pioneer roots. He loves exploring historic sites, taking photographs and blogging.

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