Photo Review: Idaho & Nevada

After reconnecting with our car in Spokane last Sunday, we decided to take “the scenic route” to get to our friend’s in Flagstaff, Arizona.  It’s also probably the most direct route: snaking through farm land to Walla Walla, then hitting Interstate 84 southeast through eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho, then taking Highway 93 directly south through eastern Nevada.  This is incredibly scenic and diverse countryside.  I am really glad we chose this route and I hope you will enjoy the photos and stories from the road as we update the blog over the next week.

plant in Umatilla National Forest

plant in Umatilla National Forest

morning mist on Langdon Lake, Umatilla National Forest

morning mist on Langdon Lake, Umatilla National Forest

butterfly on yellow flower

as seen from the trail at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

as seen from the trail at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

as seen from the trail at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

actual wagon ruts from Oregon Trail

actual wagon ruts from Oregon Trail

master key at the Boise Territorial Prison

master key at the Boise Territorial Prison

Cellblock at Boise Territorial Prison

Cellblock at Boise Territorial Prison

Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, Idaho

Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, Idaho

Sunset in the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

Sunset in the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

Snake River above the dam

Snake River above the dam

Aspen just starting to change colors at Angel Lake, Nevada

Aspen just starting to change colors at Angel Lake, Nevada

swallow

Swallow catching its breath at the railing on the dam on Snake River

view from Snake Creek Road, Great Basin National Park

view from Snake Creek Road, Great Basin National Park

view from Snake Creek Road, Great Basin National Park

view from Snake Creek Road, Great Basin National Park

 

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8 responses to “Photo Review: Idaho & Nevada

  1. Such great country, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. I really like the western sides of Washington and Oregon. Smith Rock Oregon. My favorite section of the US, love the open space and quiet.

    Sharon, you would enjoy this bird moment. Riding along Tempe Town Lake, and 5 Pelicans swooped in and landed on the water. Must have been blown in on a storm. That is a first for our area, Bellycans… who would thunk it.

  2. Your pictures are lovely! The colors of the cellblock are spectacular!

  3. In all of Boise you chose to visit the prison!!!! ?????

    • We also did some biking, camping and hung out at Brewforia… Actually, we decided to check out the prison because it was right next to the biking trailhead, was inexpensive, and got great reviews on Trip Advisor.

  4. I was a little surprised by the prison pictures, too! But I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 😉 …Jail cells with an art deco feel… Cool!

  5. I like travel, sportfishing, so I’m pretty sure I’ll visit the place soon, also I love the Lakes in Nevada and like to get there some time.
    Thanks for the post.

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