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LONGEST - Gondola in North America - Kellogg, ID
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 47° 32.429 W 116° 07.992
11T E 565231 N 5265592
Quick Description: Beginning right in the town of Kellogg, this gondola lift runs over three miles up Bunker Hill.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 3/1/2018 10:48:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMXVD7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:
Silver Mountain Resort Summer Gondola is the longest gondola in North American at 3.1 miles in length. The lift takes you to the mountain top to access an interpretive nature trail, disc golf course and the best lift served biking in the Northwest. There is also an indoor water park at the resort location and some of the best skiing in the area. If you are a biker, they have day passes available.

Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg is home to North America’s longest gondola – a 3.1-mile-long journey from Kellogg’s downtown high up onto Silver Mountain, a terrific year-round resort with excellent skiing and snowboarding in winter and a variety of mountain activities in summer. Bring your mountain bike on the gondola or come as you are to simply enjoy the ride, interpretive trails on the mountain, a game of disc golf or a tasty meal in the Mountain House lodge.
From Visit North Idaho

The Legend

In 1885, a gold prospector named Noah Kellogg borrowed a burro, named Bill, and started down the great north fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. After weeks of searching with no luck, he ended up about 1,000 yards above the present city of Wardner where he made camp one last time before heading back to Murray to report. In what turned out to be a fortunate stroke of luck, Bill broke free of his rope and wandered off in search of food.

When Noah caught up with the jackass the next morning, he found Bill standing on a large outcropping of galena (lead ore), leading to the formation of the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mines on September 4, 1885. The Bunker Hill lode turned out to be Idaho’s largest mining operation, and today it is home to some of the finest skiing and riding found in the Northwest. Bill lived to the ripe old age of 21 and was forever known as “the $12,000,000 burro".
From Silver Mountain Resort

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