By Genevieve Rowles

This consultant explores the activities on supply in Idaho, resembling snowboarding, dog-sledding, climbing, wildflower recognizing and swimming in mountain lakes. It provides accomplished assurance of ski parts, with info on journey operators and explores attractions and sights in significant cities and towns.

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Page i Adventure GuideTM to Idaho Genevieve Rowles Page ii Hunter Publishing, Inc. , Newmarket, Ontario Canada L3Y 7V1, (800) 399 6858 ISBN 1-55650-7789-5 © 1998 Genevieve Rowles Maps by Kim André All photographs by author, unless otherwise indicated. com All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, transmitted or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

Maries & the St. Joe National Forest 121 Coeur d'Alene: The Lake & the City 124 Old Mission State Park 126 The Silver Valley 127 Coeur d'Alene to Sandpoint 134 The North Idaho Panhandle 137Adventures141 On Foot 141 Travel with Pack Animals or Horses 149 On Wheels 152 On Water 155 On Snow 165 In the Air 173 Eco-Travel 174 Kid Stuff 177Festivals & Special Events179Where to Stay & Eat183 Lodgings 183 Guest Ranches 194 Where to Eat 195 Camping 197Central Idaho & The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness199History & Geography201Getting Around202Information Sources204Touring206 Boise to Stanley: The Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway 206 Sawtooth Scenic Byway 210 The Salmon River Scenic Byway 212 Page v The Salmon River Scenic Bywa 216 Exploring Down the River Road 217 Hwy 28: Salmon to Interstate 15 219 Interstate 15: Hwy 33 to Pocatello 220 Oregon Trail Country, Along I-86 & I-84 221 Atomic & Volcanic Energy 222 Highway 75, Through the Wood River Valley 224Adventures224 On Foot 224 Travel with Horses & Pack Animals 232 On Wheels 237 On Water 238 On Snow 254 In the Air 263 Kid Stuff 264 Eco-Travel & Cultural Excursions 266Festivals & Special Events269Where to Stay & Eat271 Forest Service Cabins 271 Lodgings 271 Guest Ranches 277 Where to Eat 281 Camping 284Eastern Idaho287Geography & History288Getting Around291Information Sources292Touring294 Bear Lake to Lava Hot Springs 294 Bywaying It: Soda Springs to Ashton 300 Potatoes & Piety: Idaho Falls to St.

Idaho harbors no pretensions, with no interest in appearing to be something it's not. It doesn't need to. Idaho doesn't swagger; doesn't need to do that, either. Maybe that accounts for the state's low profile. Maybe, too, that accounts for Idahoans' ability to poke fun at themselves. Case in point: Stinker Service Stations, at least one of which occupies a prominent spot in almost every town. Few folks had even heard of Idaho until the 1930s, when railway potentate W. Averell Harriman went ga-ga over the Wood River Valley and set about developing the area into the Sun Valley of winter sports fame.

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