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Cottonwood Jun 30, 2010 3:56 PM

:previous: Check this out, Idaho whitewater is amazing.

http://voices.idahostatesman.com/201..._north_fork_pa




Nice pics Sawtooth.

Boiseguy Jun 30, 2010 4:14 PM

:previous: bad ass

Visualize Jun 30, 2010 9:35 PM

wow, I've floated parts of the Payette but that was extreme. No need for a man-made whitewater park there. It mentioned that it is at record high-level flows. I've heard that when the water is high it actually smooths out the rapids more than when the water is low and the rocks are more pronounced.

Cottonwood Jul 2, 2010 2:21 PM

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...s-to-open.html

http://www.northwestwinesummit.com/

IDAHO SHOWS WELL AT WINE SUMMIT

BY DANA OLAND - doland@idahostatesman.com
Copyright: © 2010 Idaho Statesman
Published: 07/02/10




Idaho wineries brought home 47 medals at this year's Northwest Wine Summit, held in Seattle.

Idaho went up against wines from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia and won nine gold, 17 silver and 20 bronze awards out of a field of more than 1,100 wines and some of the best in the region.

Some highlights:

Cinder winemaker Melanie Kraus won four medals, taking the top prize with Best of Region with her 2009 Viognier.

Other golds were won by Fraser Vineyard's 2009 Viognier; Hell's Canyon's 2004 Cabernet Reserve and 2006 Merlot Reserve; Indian Creek 2009 Chardonnay and Viognier (Indian Creek took home a total of 10 medals); Koenig Vineyards for 2008 Riesling Ice Wine; Pend d'Oreille Winery for its 2008 Viognier; and Vale Wine Co. for its 2008 Syrah.

Other winning wineries were Colter's Creek Winery, Frenchman's Gulch, Snyder Winery and Woodriver Cellars. For a complete list of winners, follow the links atIdahoStatesman.com.



Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...#ixzz0sXDMnKXT

Cottonwood Jul 22, 2010 3:58 PM

http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/the...nt?oid=1693974
The Good, the Bad, the Green of Alternative Energy
Powering your iPad with sun, wind and poop
by Rachel Krause and George Prentice





http://www.boiseweekly.com/imager/wa...feature1-1.jpg
Alternative Power Development, Northwest, LLC
Waiting for the "green" light. Soon 180 "solar barns" will be built on land owned by J.R. Simplot Company.




"Idaho is the solar industry's best kept secret"...

Cottonwood Aug 27, 2010 2:40 PM

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...wildfires.html
Storms leave a trail of wildfires around southern Idaho
Lightning started more than 30 fires Thursday in the Boise National Forest alone.
BY KATY MOELLER - kmoeller@idahostatesman.com
Published: 08/27/10


Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...#ixzz0xokAp0ZZ

Cottonwood Oct 4, 2010 5:21 PM

Looks as if the LDS are preparing for the last days:D Just don't get into a road rage incident down in Utah or they might pull their concealed gun out of the mini van and use it on you.

This is from the Twin Falls paper.
http://www.magicvalley.com/news/loca...c6eaf4c4e.html
Idaho, Utah indicate concealed weapons permits are on the rise
By Bradley Guire - Times-News writer | Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 1:00 am


Figures indicate that more Americans like Johnson are seeking permission to carry concealed weapons — including both firearms and knives — at all times. In Idaho alone, there are currently 71,249 valid permits. Neighboring Utah has reported 246,831 valid permits as of June 30 and has seen its number of valid permits rise 458.8 percent since 2001, when 44,173 permits were reported.

Sawtooth Oct 11, 2010 5:17 AM

Trinity Ridge, Trinity Mountains~Boise National Forest, October

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boisecynic Oct 11, 2010 4:08 PM

Cool pics. That's some incredible forest on the back side of the Trinitys.

Sawtooth Oct 12, 2010 1:23 AM

Thanks boisecynic. This was my third time up there and that area is so amazing and so close to Boise and the drive along the South Fork of the Boise River canyon makes it an incredibly beautiful drive up and back. I have a lot of pics; here is a view from Trinity Ridge Road on the saddle where the turn off is for the look out tower on top of Trinity Mountain. I believe this view is of Steel Mountain.



http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...rinity/109.jpg





A South Fork Boise River Canyon photo teaser. This area is an easy and somewhat quick drive from Boise considering the forest roads are not paved.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...rinity/143.jpg

Northernlad Oct 12, 2010 4:46 PM

Loving the mountains and rivers up there in Idaho. Beautiful.

Cottonwood Oct 14, 2010 2:58 PM

Boise is situated by immense beauty, thanks for posting these.

Cottonwood Oct 15, 2010 3:21 PM

Where exactly is that canyon at? That is impressive...I've heard about a deep canyon on the Boise River, but isn't there a canyon for each fork of the river? I'm amazed at how many of these tucked away canyons are by Boise not to mention some of the most beautiful mountains and rivers anywhere!!!

Boizean Oct 15, 2010 5:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cottonwood (Post 5017044)
Where exactly is that canyon at? That is impressive...I've heard about a deep canyon on the Boise River, but isn't there a canyon for each fork of the river? I'm amazed at how many of these tucked away canyons are by Boise not to mention some of the most beautiful mountains and rivers anywhere!!!

Take Blacks Creek Exit just east of Boise (8 miles or so), head towards Bonneville Point but continue on Blacks Creek Road until a fork to the left at the end of pavement (few miles). This fork will eventually take you across the river and on to Prairie.

This drive can be a bit spooky, it takes you up close to Three Point Mountain and then along the high ridges above Luck Peak and Arrowrock Reservoirs (don’t look down) then all the way back down to the river level before crossing. Once across, a sharp incline ensues along the canyon wall all the way to the top. Once on top it finally becomes flat and the canyon disappears pretty much from view, for a couple of miles at least, until all of a sudden it drops off right at the road edge (not for the faint of heart) just before turning away and heading into the prairie area. Once past Prairie you can take the switch back road up to the Trinities.

Absolutely Awesome though! :tup:

Boizean Oct 16, 2010 7:23 AM

- Nevermind

Sawtooth Oct 18, 2010 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boizean (Post 5017180)
Take Blacks Creek Exit just east of Boise (8 miles or so), head towards Bonneville Point but continue on Blacks Creek Road until a fork to the left at the end of pavement (few miles). This fork will eventually take you across the river and on to Prairie.

This drive can be a bit spooky, it takes you up close to Three Point Mountain and then along the high ridges above Luck Peak and Arrowrock Reservoirs (don’t look down) then all the way back down to the river level before crossing. Once across, a sharp incline ensues along the canyon wall all the way to the top. Once on top it finally becomes flat and the canyon disappears pretty much from view, for a couple of miles at least, until all of a sudden it drops off right at the road edge (not for the faint of heart) just before turning away and heading into the prairie area. Once past Prairie you can take the switch back road up to the Trinities.

Absolutely Awesome though! :tup:



It is an awesome drive. The ridge just north of I-84 between Boise and Mountain Home conceals a lot of extreme beauty. I have more of the canyon and mountains I might post soon.

Sawtooth Oct 18, 2010 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boizean (Post 5018195)
- Nevermind

Where did your pic go? I saw it last night but didn't have time to respond.

Boizean Oct 20, 2010 4:15 AM

Here's the deleted pic
 
I finally determined without doubt that this pic is actually of the Cabin Creek Peak Complex, not The General, Mt. Jordan, Estes Peak and Mt. Greylock like I mentioned a long time back.

Just wanted to correct an error of mine.

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9896/1000780it1.jpg

Sawtooth Oct 20, 2010 5:11 PM

:previous: Beautiful shot Boizean. Even as a native of Idaho I'm always amazed at the vast array of sawtooth like peaks scattered all over the state.

Cabin Creek complex are the peaks that can be seen north of Stanley correct, kind of in the Bonanza and Custer area?

Boizean Oct 21, 2010 5:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sawtooth (Post 5024012)
Cabin Creek complex are the peaks that can be seen north of Stanley correct, kind of in the Bonanza and Custer area?

Yes, directly north of Stanley. Bonanza and Custer are almost directly east of the complex. Just follow the West Fork Yankee Fork to Cabin Creek and then to Crimson, Knapp and Hindman Lakes area. Crimson Lake sits in the cirque which would be on the backside in the photo.


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