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Biking Through IdahoThe rush of the wind in your face and the pavement flying by bring back that familiar passion and contentment. Nothing but you, your bike, and the Idaho highway ahead of you will make the perfect combination. The most important part of your journey, is your safe return home. In order to keep you safe and to allow you to keep riding Idaho has establish laws for cyclists. So, before you head out onto the road, be sure to review bike safety basics.

Safety Equipment 101
Lights- Bikes are required to be equipped with a light on the front. This light must be able to illuminate up to 500 feet. It is to be turned on when the bike is in use between sunset and sunrise and when the day is cloudy enough that visibility is impaired.

Reflectors-A reflector is required for…
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The vast array of outdoor activities Idaho has to offer gives everyone something fun to do during all seasons of the year. How about a nice, scenic hike through the foothills or the lush evergreen forests? There are great trails all over Idaho that can accommodate any level hiker. Some of those trails follow a creek or river, serving as a guide as you venture into the wilderness. If you’re searching for a good fishing spot, there are loads of shimmering lakes and rivers to choose from with a diverse selection of fish species to catch.

Out of the numerous rolling rivers that wind their way throughout the beautiful state of Idaho, there are a select few in the Boise area you can take a day trip to. Each are unique and can be enjoyed in a variety of…

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Generally, the state of Idaho is not going to hit the top of the list of places that people consider to be cool destinations for traveling to, vacationing, or relocating. Perhaps, Idaho is not hitting the radar simply because the greatest treasures of Idaho, up until presently, have yet to be publicized to any significant proportion as a tourist hot spot. The residents and visitors alike that have enjoyed Idaho have done a great job of sharing how wonderful the state can be when there is a time made to check it out. Now there is a growing wealth of blogs and publications outlining how true this is. Most anyone who has made an effort to spend even a few days taking the time to get out and explore some of what the state of Idaho offers can share the…

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If one of the first things you think of when you think of Idaho is its incredible natural wildlife, you’d be spot on.  When you settle in Idaho and make it your home, you’ll be sharing your home with hundreds of species of mammals, plants, and birds native to Idaho and famous throughout the North and Midwest.  Idaho is a haven for a huge range of unique wildlife you’ve only seen in movies or in pictures, with many reserves to visit and observe the amazing animals. The diverse landscape provides many opportunities to view animals and birds in their natural habitat, as well.

Go on a wild adventure at Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  This waterfowl refuge is located at the marshy north shore of scenic Bear Lake in Montpelier, Idaho.  It represents an…

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Boise RiverYou’ve done your research, you’ve explored Idaho Real Estate options, and you’ve decided to move to your new home in Boise.  It’s a great choice—a beautiful, historic city where you will be welcomed with open arms.  You can’t wait to move.  You’re excited about the majesty of the views and the welcoming nature of the city.  It’s going to be a great new chapter in the lives of you.

But you might be wondering…what's the weather like in Boise?

All weather reports – and city dwellers – claim and experience very mild weather in Boise.  There are four distinct seasons, which are marked by the changing of leaves and the growing and flourishing of flora and fauna.  Boise is truly a beautiful city, and is not subject to the constant rain or coldness in the…

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The Fall season is a spectacular time of year to take a break from the norm of everyday living and head out for a scenic Idaho road trip. Overall, Idaho is home to a variety of scenic byways, at least thirty-two appointed byways and backcountry drives ideal for area exploration. The Ponderosa Scenic Byway runs about 130 +/- miles starting from the city of Boise and continues along ID-21, making its way into the beautiful Boise Mountains and the Boise National Forest. The Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway features various outlooks and a host of popular destinations along the way. Scheduling additional time to allocate for stops could easily make for a full day of exploration. Featured stops might include Lucky Peak Overlook, the historic Idaho City, Mores…

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One of the best perks of living in Idaho comes around the delightful Spring Season. Spring is the time of year when Southern Idaho comes alive amid a sea of flowers with stunning vibrant colors and pleasant aromas. Getting a head start to the growing season has plenty of benefits, from producing more vegetables throughout the year to having flower beds filled with lovely and inviting colors earlier on in the season. When it isn't quite time to get started planting outdoors, there is still plenty that may be done to give any garden a great head start to the growing season. Be sure to start with a little research on the recommended planting dates for each zone to ensure that you're not planting too early. The first few weeks of Spring are an excellent…

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Located deep in the Boise National Forest in Southern Idaho is one of Idaho’s best-kept secrets. This majestic destination is Deadwood Reservoir and is accessed in around 91 +/- miles from the Boise area, depending on the route taken. The crystal clear waters of Deadwood Reservoir are surrounded by dense forest pines and abundant nature. The stunning scenery on a warm summer day with clear skies has a way of giving off a deserted island feel with mini waves crashing up to sandy beaches in addition to beautiful islands situated amid the crystal clear reservoir waters. Not to mention during the summer months, there is a canopy of wildflowers that cover the region and brighten the surroundings with a beautiful display. For many, this remote destination…

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Winter is a busy time in Idaho. Even when there is a whole lot of snow on the ground and the roads are all iced up, people still come from all over the world to ski on the snowy slopes of Idaho’s mountains and to take part in all of the other winter activities that are available. There are moments where the state can be quite literally shut down because of a particularly bad winter storm or some other winter phenomenon, but anything milder than a blizzard is not going to do much to stop people from getting into the state and enjoying skiing (Along with all of the other Idaho winter activities that you know and love). The Treasure Valley can become something of a base camp that allows people to range out and try the different mountains and hills that…

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          The weather Idaho experiences throughout the year is a superb complement to how beautiful the state truly is. Each of the four seasons delightfully enhances Idaho as the transitions have a way of accenting the already intriguing landscapes across the state. Idaho stretches across around 83,869 square miles, making for quite a spectacular array of changes throughout the year. Of course, the higher elevations are going to experience colder weather than the rest of the lower elevations. Depending on where you find the most enjoyment will largely determine the activities available year-round. Though that’s just it, there’s so much to choose from when it comes to Idaho’s terrain, the choice is yours on where you’ll go next to find the most…

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