Adventure Guide to Idaho (Hunter Travel Guides) by Genevieve Rowles

By Genevieve Rowles

This advisor explores the activities on supply in Idaho, reminiscent of snowboarding, dog-sledding, mountain climbing, wildflower recognizing and swimming in mountain lakes. It offers accomplished assurance of ski components, with info on travel operators and explores attractions and points of interest in significant cities and towns.

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You fancy that you see a fish rippling the water. From the air, you can see more of Idaho, in bigger chunks. You begin to appreciate the immensity of this place, to get a handle on its complexity. How did Lewis & Clark and the trappers, explorers, prospectors and settlers who followed even begin to find their way through this enormous maze of mountains, valleys, rivers, and canyons? How did Native Americans range over this land for untold centuries without losing their way? It looks so untrackable.

In remote places like Murray, they're still at it. Meanwhile, Oregon-bound wagon trains wended their weary way across the Snake River Plain, making perilous river crossings, resting briefly at Fort Boise before tackling Oregon's formidable Blue Mountains. They little guessed that the parched sage brush lands over which they labored hid agricultural gold. That discovery was left to 1860s-era Mormons seeking to extend their territory north from Salt Lake City. At about the same time, Confederate sympathizers from Missouri, on the run from harassment (or worse) by Civil War-era bushwhackers, were finding a haven, and gold, in Idaho's soon-to-boom gold towns.

Jetboating the Snake into Hells Canyon is an adventure everyone can enjoy. Page 14 Not all Idaho rivers boast the high profiles of whitewater rivers like the Salmon and Lochsa. Numerous quieter rivers, notably the shadowy St. Joe and Coeur d'Alene, offer pleasant canoeing. Jetboating trips on the Snake into Hells Canyon, and on some segments of the Salmon, are big draws for those who want to experience these rivers, but haven't the time or the inclination to go the whitewater route. This guide lists jetboat operators.

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