Priest Lake, ID, Washington: Shoe Tree - Burned! (Gone)

Shoes nailed to the trunk of a tree -- for reasons unfathomable.

Directions:
From Priest River, Idaho, drive north to Priest Lake. At the end of Route 57, continue on the dirt road towards the Roosevelt Grove of Ancient Cedars/Granite Falls. Look for the sign for Tillicum Creek Trail #261--it's right there.
Admission:
Free.
Status:
Gone

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Shoe Tree.

Shoe Tree

Near Roosevelt Grove of Ancient Cedars. You must access this shoe tree from Priest Lake, Idaho, though it is actually in Washington State. Many shoes are inscribed with names and dates, and many are hanging from very high branches -- how the donors got up there without slipping on previously implanted footwear, I do not know!

[Joyce Remy, 08/12/2006]

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