Monday, May 20, 2013

Idaho Adventure 2013

 Idaho Adventure 2013

 Old Idaho Penitentiary

 Craters of the Moon National Monument

 “A Violent Past, Calm Present, and Uncertain Future...

Craters of the Moon is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. We invite you to explore this "weird and scenic landscape" where yesterday's volcanic events are likely to continue tomorrow...”

 Yellowstone Bear World

 City of Rocks National Reserve

“Discover the "Silent City" of Rocks!
Emigrant diaries describe the rocks here in vivid detail as “a city of tall spires,” “steeple rocks”, "the silent city" and a display of “all manner of fantastic shapes.” 
These amazing rock formations continue to be shaped by weathering. Visitors to the Reserve see animals, faces, or buildings in the rocks. What you see is limited only by your imagination.“

 We decided to visit the Idaho area for a week of adventure.  It sure is a beautiful area.  Included are shots from all over the state plus images from Yellowstone and Grand Tetons.   We had a blast!  One week and 1,800 miles...

Shoshone Falls

 Check out the links for more information and feel free to post a comment at the end.  Hope you enjoy viewing the images.

 The Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (HCNRA) straddles both sides of the Snake River in Oregon and Idaho.

 Historic Roseberry Townsite

 Grand Teton National Park

“Mountains of the Imagination
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.” 
River Otters

 Yellowstone National Park

“World's Largest Collection of Geysers.
It's wonderland. Old Faithful and the majority of the world's geysers are preserved here. They are the main reason the park was established in 1872 as America's first national park—an idea that spread worldwide. A mountain wildland, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.”

Lower Yellowstone Falls