Notes from Nowhere

Idaho

 

It’s no Utah, but Idaho has its charms from what I’ve seen so far. Case in point, my home for the past 8 nights. I’m on the Caribou side of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and it’s a pretty nice introduction to a state I’d never visited before. Minus, of course, all the ATV and other obnoxious ‘recreational’ traffic up and down the gravel road into this – and pretty much any – public land. But it’s not constant – worse on the weekends- and the dust clouds don’t blow in my direction.

There are tons of birds chirping all around me but they’re well hidden. I almost never see one. It’s very Stephen King. One species’ call sounds like “Jerry” which, in itself, is creepy and funny and just plain weird.

I’ve driven into Idaho Falls a couple of times – forty-five to sixty minutes away – and will again today to do some laundry and dispose of a bag of kitchen trash. Trash is definitely a gaiting factor out in the forest along with both the gray and black tanks, especially the gray. Even with super-conscious conservation, it doesn’t take much to fill a 30 gallon tank between kitchen sink, bathroom sink and the occasional shower. Longest I’ve gone is 13 days. I’m leaving for a 2-week reservation in Montana on Thursday so no new record this trip.

Here’s a 360 of my spot…

9 Responses to “Idaho”

  1. rick

    Looks like a little piece of heaven.
    Thanks for sharing such beauty.
    Enjoy.
    Be safe and well.
    Rick

    Reply
  2. Stu Wittner

    Hi Mark,
    John Madden the football coach and analyst always said that there was a great amount of open spaces in the US as he traveled n a custom Greyhound. From city to city. Enjoy and be safe. Stu

    Reply

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