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Fitz
11-18-2015, 07:38 PM
I have been sent to Idaho for a work assignment. This is new country for me.

Geology in grand scale coming into Salt Lake City.


http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b489/fitzyknu/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvxe51dbd.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/fitzyknu/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvxe51dbd.jpg.html)


Idaho, also on a grand scale:

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b489/fitzyknu/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsr4hixxac.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/fitzyknu/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsr4hixxac.jpg.html)

I am pressed for time, but hope to get a chance to look around a bit.

Cheers,

Fitz

Lew Barrett
11-18-2015, 08:27 PM
It's a unique place, speaking just of the two legged fauna now. Check out the Snake River, very nice as is northern Idaho, which is different than other parts of the state. Lake Coeur d'Alene is something like Lake Tahoe, including the presence of the most excellent Stan Craft (http://stancraftboats.com/) facility, worth looking into if you get the opportunity to visit the western part of the state. And then you have things like "the witches of Rathdrum" (http://www.spokesman.com/stories/1997/oct/31/rathdrum-witches-make-prairie-scary/) that lend a unique local color and define the term "rural legend."

Not to mention the politics.

LeeG
11-18-2015, 10:05 PM
Keep us posted

Jim Bow
11-18-2015, 10:10 PM
Where in Idaho?

Sky Blue
11-18-2015, 10:35 PM
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Ted Hoppe
11-19-2015, 12:48 AM
It's a unique place, speaking just of the two legged fauna now. Check out the Snake River, very nice as is northern Idaho, which is different than other parts of the state. Lake Coeur d'Alene is something like Lake Tahoe, including the presence of the most excellent Stan Craft (http://stancraftboats.com/) facility, worth looking into if you get the opportunity to visit the western part of the state. And then you have things like "the witches of Rathdrum" (http://www.spokesman.com/stories/1997/oct/31/rathdrum-witches-make-prairie-scary/) that lend a unique local color and define the term "rural legend."

Not to mention the politics.

there is an aura on a couple of sections 41/95 which I couldn't quite place as I rode my motorcycle there a couple of years ago. Native americans have some great superstitions regarding the areas..

There is much to that state. The natural beauty of the state is apparent in every bend. Take us along here and post pictures.

bamamick
11-20-2015, 09:11 AM
A friend and fellow Fish boat sailor has sold out and moved to Couer d'Alene to retire. I have mentioned here many times that my middle daughter attended Boise State for two years, and I have driven around a lot of the state. It is beautiful there, for certain. And he says that there is plenty of sailing on the lake there, but he won't be taking his Fish. I guess it'll stay here in our local fleet.

My kids are always trying to get us to move to Boulder, where they've all lived at one time or another and would like to move back. But it's not for me. I was born here and will die here, God willing. But I surely don't mind visiting. :)

Mickey Lake

Canoez
11-20-2015, 11:37 AM
http://acidcow.com/pics/20151120/acid_picdump_07.jpg

Fitz
11-20-2015, 10:03 PM
Sorry fellas for no update. I have a lot to do if I am going to get back for turkey. I did take off and go walk-a-bout today. I am in Mountain Home working at the AFB, but I went east over the pass and over to Craters of the Moon National Monument. I had the whole Monument to myself! It is at about 6,000 ft elevation. Lavas and volcanoes for as far as the eye can see and they are all less than 15,000 years old (everything at home is 1/2 a billion years old), so it is a geologist's paradise. I took my carcass on a 5 mile hike and I think they actually sent a ranger out to check up on meBY:D. It was a beautiful day and the photos just don't do the scenery justice.

Me gawking at the scale of the lava flows:

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b489/fitzyknu/IMG_3558_zpsw66gkruh.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/fitzyknu/media/IMG_3558_zpsw66gkruh.jpg.html)

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b489/fitzyknu/IMG_3556_zpsh3aiwtpb.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/fitzyknu/media/IMG_3556_zpsh3aiwtpb.jpg.html)

The North Crater:
http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b489/fitzyknu/IMG_3591_zpsr0ezdxjt.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/fitzyknu/media/IMG_3591_zpsr0ezdxjt.jpg.html)

Splatter Cones:

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b489/fitzyknu/IMG_3596_zpsu8motlek.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/fitzyknu/media/IMG_3596_zpsu8motlek.jpg.html)

If you look way off in the distance in this photo, you can see the upper reaches of this flow. The pioneers on the Oregon Trail had to skirt the edges of this valley to avoid the a'a and pahoehoe lavas. The terrain was just too rough.

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b489/fitzyknu/IMG_3581_zps0x1wyo2o.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/fitzyknu/media/IMG_3581_zps0x1wyo2o.jpg.html)

So, what do I do if I come across the guys in hoods sitting in the road?

Fitz
11-22-2015, 11:17 AM
Photos from high up in the Sawtooths (9,000 ft).

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b489/fitzyknu/IMG_3639_zpsqb9siktx.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/fitzyknu/media/IMG_3639_zpsqb9siktx.jpg.html)

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b489/fitzyknu/IMG_3626_zps8x21fxrr.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/fitzyknu/media/IMG_3626_zps8x21fxrr.jpg.html)

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b489/fitzyknu/IMG_3629_zps5r1uvjtz.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/fitzyknu/media/IMG_3629_zps5r1uvjtz.jpg.html)

It took awhile, but I did manage to find a wooden canoe in Idaho.

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b489/fitzyknu/IMG_3642_zpsz0ums9lb.jpg (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/fitzyknu/media/IMG_3642_zpsz0ums9lb.jpg.html)

A co-worker is coming out to assist with the next phase of work. We really have to bust hump for a couple of days in the hopes of getting home for the holiday. The travel gods have to be willing too.

Fitz

bobbys
11-22-2015, 10:33 PM
When we went through there in the 70s we stopped along the old Oregon trail and saw the ruts their wagons left.

There were bits of leather from shoes and harness along the trail.

I read somewhere there is a grave every so often along the trail..

I forget how often.

I cannot imagine how they did it.

Ted Hoppe
11-22-2015, 10:39 PM
I love the sawtooth mountains and the rivers that run from them. The craters of the moon is quite interesting in the middle of nowhere. Keep the stories and photos rolling!

BrianW
11-23-2015, 12:16 AM
http://acidcow.com/pics/20151120/acid_picdump_07.jpg

What? Idaho has attractions...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/1%20June%20Vacation/Checking-ou-giant-woman-1.jpg

See?..