HIDDEN GEMS: SOUTHERN IDAHO

HIDDEN GEMS: SOUTHERN IDAHO

Scorched and scarred by lava, Southern Idaho’s desert landscapes can seem unforgiving — a sea of sagebrush and lava rock that stretches beyond the horizon. For the unknowing traveler, she may seem dull or dry, but Southern Idaho’s true treasures lie beyond the surface. Adventurers that wander longer and look deeper are likely to discover her secrets — caves and coves of shimmering blue waters and delicate ferns. Fiercely bright wildflowers bloom against the black basalt, covering the earth in a painted tapestry. The foothills and valleys harbor hot springs and crystal clear lakes. Canyon walls showcase thousands of waterfalls and vivacious wildlife. Some of Idaho’s greatest gems are hidden in the desert landscape.

FUELED BY FIRE

FUELED BY FIRE

By: Kyle Kamp, RDN, LD of Valley to Peak Nutrition Grab a dart. Nestle it tightly between the index finger and thumb of your throwing hand. Aim it anywhere on this inverted pistol-shaped state of ours and give it a toss. Where’d it land? The panhandle? The rolling...

The Cave

The Cave

Heading into the cave at midnight at nearly 9,000 feet of elevation was a view I’ll never forget. The cave ceiling towered above our heads, cutting out an unpolluted, surreal view of the Milky Way. As we walked in the water, the cave began to narrow, and the stream disappeared under our trail upon the boulders. Soon the wind for which the cave is named began to blow an icy chill from deep within the mountain against our sweaty t-shirts. We s

HIKES NEAR BOISE

HIKES NEAR BOISE

At the first hint of spring, most of us start craving to get outdoors again. Warming temperatures, extended daylight hours and blooming wildflowers beckon spring hiking. Of course, the high country is still covered in snow, but the rugged topography of southwest Idaho offers plenty of opportunities to witness the return of nature from its winter slumber.

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