Historical Feet Club

Historical Feet Club

Get to walking outdoors with us! Join us on Wednesday, April 26th, for our first walking challenge/community tour led by local enthusiastic historians. We will meet once, sometimes twice, a month starting at the library and walking to our destination to meet up with a local tour guide. The walks are easy to moderate exercises. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a water bottle as our walks will be at least 2 hours long. The scheduled walks are subject to change and the dates will vary each month.

-Tubbs Hill Bird Walk Wednesday, June 21 (9:15 am) 

Leaving at 9:15 from the library’s Community Room, come with us for an osprey hike! Besides the nesting boxes in McEuen Park, there are multiple occupied nests on Tubbs Hill if you know where to look and what to look for. It’s hatching time, so the osprey are likely to be busy taking care of their new chicks or still sitting on the eggs. Please note that this hikes will be on trails in the park including some uphills, and will take approximately 2.5 hours and cover 2 miles. It should be a warm start to early summer, so bring good shoes, sunscreen, and some water!

-The Tubbs Hill Forest – Wednesday, June 28 (9:15 am) 

Meeting at the library’s Community Room, we’ll head toward the 3rd Street entrance and walk around the hill learning about tree species and specific stands of trees in the forest. We’ll learn about their age and health along with insects and diseases that pose a threat to these trees. Meandering around the hill, we’ll mosey back to the 3rd Street entrance and back to the library. Total distance will be roughly three miles on hiking trails, with some hills. 

Past tours:

-First tour: Wildflower Walk – Wednesday, April 26 (9:15 am)

Our first Historical Feet Club meeting will be a Wildflower Walk, brought to you by David Taylor, VP of Friends of Tubbs Hill.

-Plant & Lab Tour: Wastewater Treatment Plant – Tuesday, May 9 (9:15 am) 

The tour of Coeur d’Alene’s Wastewater Treatment Plant will take between 1-2 hours.  The walk from the library to the plant will be about 45 minutes each way, and the total walking distance will be about 5 miles across flat terrain.  Check out the plant and the lab, learn how wastewater is processed, and discover how they compost!  

 -The Violent Tubbs Hill Geological History – Wednesday, May 31 (9:15 am)   

Learn about the geological history of Tubbs hill! Meet us at the library and we’ll proceed along the Loop (Main) Trail of Tubbs out to Corbin Point. The walk will proceed along the south side for another quarter mile to show the flood waters impacts of spilling over the hill.  To finish we’ll walk on the trail up over the hilltop and down to the trail crossing on Pine Ave. and from there on the street back to the library. Total distance will be about 2 miles with some elevation change. 

The event is finished.


Apr 26 2023


9:15 am - 11:00 am