by H Milan Winkelhock - 4 years, 6 months ago
Living in a neighboring state, this place is still quite a mystery to me. Not one of those crazy mysteries but perhaps a more mediocre one. Idaho is quite large and most of it consists of small towns with barely any amenities at all. Major parts of the southern half and a good part of the north is plain farmland packed with delicious potatoes and to some extent other vegetables and grains. While quite boring at first glance there are indeed some gems. The northern panhandle has amazing forests and lakes, Boise boasts a lovely and walkable downtown neighborhood, the Sun Valley area offers world class skiing, and close to the Utah and Wyoming borders there are several hot springs resort towns; there are even some mountaineering opportunities on the western slopes of the Tetons. For a true “out of this world”-experience, check out Craters of the Moon.