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Found 7 blog entries for August 2018.

 

 

The Oregon Trail is an important part of Idaho’s history. It brought immigrants to the state and there are a lot of stories and history held within the paths that the Oregon Trail has carved out of the land. These trails did not only bring people to Idaho but also through Idaho and allowed for people to travel and make trades. There are journals that have been left behind by people that travelled along the trails that describe the difficulties that they had to face. It is interesting to be able to read some of the passages that were written about something that you can review all the time that was such a big part of your history. The journals describe the areas they are in, the weather and the moods of the other travelers. These journals were…

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Farmers markets are a great place to find fresh, locally grown produce. There are also a lot of home grown proteins such as jerky and other meats. You can also find sauces and jams that are locally sourced. You will also be able to find baked goods. In some of the bigger markets you can find jewelry and artwork, You can get flowers and herbs that are grown in the area as well. There are some places such as Eagle where they have special event days that coincide with the farmer's markets and the vendors will be set up with their products as usual but they will also provide local concerts. No matter where you choose to go you will be able to find a lot of fun new things that support local development. Idaho has a very big agricultural influence and…

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Lucky Peak is considered a state park in Idaho and is state regulated as such. This means that the land is well preserved and maintained so that it stays beautiful for your use. There is a lake reservoir and a dam in this area. Lucky Peak is a beautiful area that is great for people to get out of the house and get out to the water. You may consider going boating, fishing, paddle boarding, picnicking and biking all in this area. It is a great place for large get togethers or small weekend getaways. The area is very beautiful with a lot of greenery and land. Lucky Peak is very close to downtown Boise. You may consider getting there from downtown Boise in ten minutes by car and thirty minutes by bike on the greenbelt. The greenbelt is a known trail…

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There are some amazing roads in Idaho, some are short and some are long but two of the top roads that are a must drive are Highway 55 and highway 95. On both highways there is a breathtaking scenery and the most amazing history and industry in Idaho. 

We are going to start first with highway 95. Highway 95 start to finish is 538 miles. The highway goes from the Canada and United States border to Bonners Ferry, Idaho through Sand Point, Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Grangeville and to Payette. It also crosses into 3 other states. The highway 95 is a highway that has two lanes on each side of the highway most of the way, allowing for two way traffic to get through comfortably. Due to the popular use of the road the State of Idaho is working on…

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The Craters of the Moon is a National Monument and a place of preservation in Idaho. The views are interesting and beautiful. You can go to the Craters of the Moon and camp under the stars and enjoy all of the beautiful scenery that the Craters of the Moon provide. The Craters of the Moon has a very interesting history of volcanic activity and the area holds some mystery as to what the future holds for this area. There were eight large volcanic eruptions that created the landscape that you can visit today. There are also 7 caves that you can explore in the Craters of the Moon that are actually volcanic tubes that were created thousands of years ago during the creation of this entire area. The Craters of the Moon are still developing and have recently…

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There are a number of lakes that are close to the Boise area but not necessarily within the city limits. If you are wanting to cool down for the summer, here are a few lakes that are at least a one to three-hour drive from Boise (more or less). Please be advised that when you go to each of these lakes, be sure to wear lots of sunscreen and dress comfortably.

Lucky Peak- This lake/reservoir is the closest to the Boise area (with only being a 30 to 45-minute drive away). Because of this, the lake is popular for citizens of Boise and surrounding cities. Even though there isn’t much of a beach, there are a number of docks around the lake which are accessible only when the water is high enough. It stretches across three different counties, despite…

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If there is one thing Idaho has in spades, it is rivers (You thought I was going to say potatoes, right? Well, Idaho has plenty of those too). It has some of the largest and most ubiquitous rivers in the United States, and the citizens of the state realized this a long time ago. You might be thinking: Of course, they realized this; all of Idaho’s population centers are built around rivers and other water sources. But this is not what I am talking about. There is one special thing that Idahoans love to use their rivers for, and that is white water rafting. They go absolutely nuts for it, and tons of people from across the country travel to Idaho specifically for its excellent and numerous rapids. Now, as fun, as it is, white water rafting is not the…

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