"Short road trip through South Idaho" Top 5 Page for this destination Idaho by kokoryko
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During my stay in Wyoming, last September-October, I made a short excursion to southern Idaho and Northern Utah; a road trip, a trip I am not used to do; but I wanted to see two special places, so I had no real choice: rent a car and drive. A few days in changing landscapes (even these are not the most spectacular of Idaho), discovering another west, the dust storms, the beautiful forests (again!), the boring flat Snake River Plain, but breathtaking sunsets and sunrises, and some special rocks and landscapes.
It is just a very little page here, but I hope you will enjoy the road and the stops. . . . Stops to watch birds for instance. . . .
Stop to look at old wagons which crossed the continent 120 years ago. . . . . .
My trip took me from Jackson (WY) through the Snake River Range, in the mist and snow, to the Craters of the Moon National Monument, through the Snake River Plain with its dust storms (and again, no visibility!), then via Twin Falls to the City of Rocks National Reserve and then to Utah.
I discovered small villages, had beer in “real saloons”, walked few hours here and there in beautiful landscapes, and was always amazed by the colors the nature provides to the one who looks at her.
And, as I was discovering THE WEST on the road, I put on the radio in the car, and listened to country music for hours and hours and kilometers and kilometers. . . . . . On the road again (Willie Nelson), is of course compulsory, but there are also
Neil Young, the legendary Johnny Cash; old fashioned Dolly Parton is also nice when driving. . . . and many other “monuments” of country music; that sort of music fitted in my trip, fitted with the landscapes, with the atmosphere on the road. I am not at all a road trip addict, but, adding some easy to find ingredients gives the trip a special taste.
But of course, music was off when I walked in the rocks and trees. . .
- Pros:Mountain landscapes
- Cons:Plain land"scapes"
- In a nutshell:Take your time
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