Beautiful home with excellent snowmobiling from front door
3 bedroom, 2 bath home in beautiful wooded setting close to the lake.
Available January 23rd-Feb. 1st . $169 to $179 per night, three night min. $150 non-refundable cleaning deposit. Refundable damage deposit.
Chipmunk Rapids is open for business! Thanks to James Lea, Scott Engle, Carlos Landa, and Tom Weitz - the Nordic Ski trails have been cleared and groomed for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. Tracks have not yet been set.
To access the trail head, go east on the northernmost service/access road at the Priest Lake Visitor's center parking lot. Remember your Park N Ski pass is required.
Per Tom "The skiing is good and the views are spectacular" - if you go, please share some pictures with us! or email to email@example.com
Gene and Sandy Ralston are a married couple in their 70s, who also happen to be among North America’s leading experts at searching for the dead. By Doug Horner
When Gene and Sandy Ralston returned to their truck after a day on the Beardsley reservoir in northern California in March 2002, they discovered several handwritten notes taped to the doors and windscreen: “Call Lieutenant Lunney as soon as you get back to town. It’s urgent.”
The Ralstons, a married couple from rural Idaho, had been scientists until the late 1980s, when they began helping out on local search and rescue missions. By the winter of 2002, they had volunteered on more than a dozen searches for victims of drowning across the US, and had developed an uncanny ability to find bodies. They had just helped Lt Lunney’s sheriff’s department locate the remains of a man who had drowned in the reservoir three-and-a-half years earlier, after falling off his boat while fishing. Divers had brought him back to the surface that aftern...
This update includes information from both the December 3, 2019 meeting as well as the January 7, 2020 meeting.
At the December meeting, the committee reviewed the boundary analysis area. The discussion revolved around two options: 1) reducing the size of the analysis area to include only the private lands north of the Dickensheet and around Priest Lake, or 2) a larger analysis area that would include the Priest Lake area and all the private lands from just north of the town of Priest River. The group discussed both the differences and similarities of the two area options. After considerable discussion, the majority of the group voted to include the larger analysis area. The boundary for the analysis area will assess the larger area including both the lake and the area from the lake to just north of Priest River.
Additionally at the December meeting, the group began the Population chapter of the plan. County staff and board members shared population data (census data, recreation stud...
Photo courtesy of Ben Read.
As the sun sparkles off the snow-capped ridgelines in the distance, the splitboarding climb to the top of Jeru Peak in Idaho’s Selkirk Mountains just east of Priest Lake now seems more than worth the effort he put in getting to this somewhat remote location. CLICK HERE FOR WHOLE OF Nspire Magazine article.
Lesley Stauffer Caveness' post on Priest Lake, Idaho group on Facebook
December 31, 2019
Winter on Priest Lk. meant my dad (Art Stauffer) ad other men would go out on the lake in the winter, and cut big blocks of ice and take them down to Hills Resort where they stored them in what they called the " ice House". There was a big building full of sawdust and they buried the blocks in sawdust. Then, in the summer when we stayed at our cabin ( Luby Bay) , we'd go down in the boat and get block of ice for our ice box. It was our refrigerator and it worked great!!
Couldn't drive right up to the cabin then, we had to snowshoe in.
The U.S. Forest Service-Priest Lake Ranger District Office will now be closed on Tuesday December 24th through Wednesday December 25th due to an Executive Order so that Christmas Eve may be celebrated by Federal employees. Offices will reopen on Thursday December 26, 2019 states District Ranger Phil Cano.
For log-hauling notification, the use of Forest Service road 308 (Kalispell Creek road) will be still be used for log-hauling until the first few days of January 2020, (weather permitting).
Snowmobilers are urged to stay aware of timber harvesting activities and to please stay on groomed routes. Both public and private forest sections within the area have been planted with seedlings, which are susceptible to damage and their harm can contribute to unexpected significant costs to forest management.
Any questions, please contact the Priest Lake District Office at (208) 443-2512.