You can see how barren the foothills were past the Union Pacific railroad.  During the summer it gets hot (90s) during the day but rather cold at night due to the desert environment.


Idaho may be really conservative and much of the state is depressingly barren. But northwest Idaho — particularly the Coeur d’Alene area — was one of the first areas that got me imagining about moving away from California. That area is gorgeous.

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Pocatello, ID

Of the two most significant small towns in southeastern Idaho---Idaho Falls and Pocatello---I enjoyed Pocatello the...

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Idaho Falls, ID

The bad photo shown here is the only photo I took of Idaho Falls. Why?...

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Boise, ID

I once had high hopes for Boise, Idaho's state capital. Those hopes were quickly dashed...

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McCall, ID

McCall is a mountain town in Idaho with only 2,000 residents---a town too small for me...

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Two years after Ironman Coeur d'Alene, I got to visit my friends Deborah, Bob, and Taylor,...