Where Gumbo was #7.5: Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Lake Couer d'alene-2013-011 Wolf Lodge Bay
As recognized by PortMoresby and correctly pinpointed by Worker Bee, Gumbo was at Lake Coeur d'Alene in the Idaho panhandle, just outside the small city of Coeur d'Alene. 


Original Puzzle HERE


He was enjoying this whimsical statue of "Leopold the Photographer", by David Clemons,  The statue sits near Higgens Point, adjoining the I-90 freeway and the Centennial Trail (which connects Spokane with Coeur d'Alene and is a very popular cycling and roller-blading trail).

Lake Coeur d'Alene. Higgin's Point, Wolf Lodge Bay
Lake Couer d'Alene. Higgin's Point, Wolf Lodge Bay
The statue highlights a generic late 19th century photographer nicknamed “Leopold”, his camera poised to capture the beautiful lake year round.  This time of year, however, Leopold is trying to photograph the migration of bald eagles to Wolf Lodge Bay where they feast on the lake’s kokanee salmon.  We've mentioned this migration before right here on this website.

Mature bald eagle, Wolf Lodge Bay, Lake Coeur d'Alene.

(Mature bald eagle, Lake Couer d'Alene)

Juvenile Bald eagle eating a small salmon Wolf Lodge Bay, Lake Couer d;Alene.

(Juvenile bald eagle, eating a small salmon)

In the summer the lake is very popular with boaters, swimmers, kayakers and water-skiers.


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