-By Paul Tolme
We were midway into an electric bike tour at Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain, which is among a growing number of ski resorts nationwide that are offering electric bike rides and rentals to boost their summertime offerings, when our guide stops to show us a tree with long claw marks and pealing bark.
It’s a bear scratching tree, a spot where local black bears mark their territory and rub their backs and claws.
The bear tree was one of the fun glimpses of nature, along with abundant wildflowers and scenic views, that we experienced while participating in the resort’s eBike experience, which is being offered for the second straight summer. [Read more…]