"Idaho's geography is very..." Idaho Favorite Tip by Beast

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Favorite thing: <FONT COLOR = 27408B><B>Idaho's geography is very diverse and offers incredible mountian and high desert scenery. This is one of those states where outdoor entertainment is at its highest. I have hiking and fished some of the most remote wildernesses like the Selway and Sawtooth and long to return. The downhill skiing is excellent but if you want to spend more time skiing then in line you might consider Silver Mountian, near Kellog or Grand Targee, near Idaho Falls. White water rafting/kayaking is hard to beat with rivers like the Salmon and its various forks. Shoshone Falls are the west's Niagara Falls shown to the left although these falls are about 50 feet higher than Niagara.

Fondest memory: <FONT COLOR = 27408B><B>We (my family of 5 young kids)made a road trip through Idaho taking Highway 20 across most of the state from Mountain Home. This route takes you along the foothills of the Sawtooth National Forest. It is not heavily traveled and offers beautiful scenery. We camped many of the nights we traveled. Camping and visiting <A HREF = 'http://www.nps.gov/crmo/home.htm'>Craters of the Moon</A> was quite a memorable stay. We were able to bring our young children, 2 in backpacks, into several lava tubes (caves). During the Spring, April and May, you will be given one of the most beautiful arrangements of flowers that nature can put together. Seeing such color against the lava bed backdrop is stunning. Arco happened to be celebrating the 4th of July as we passed through. They had a cute hometown parade and carnival with lots of homemade yummies. Arco is near the location of the world's first nuclear power plant. Arco is the first town in the world to be powered by nuclear energy.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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