Sarasota, Siesta Key, Bradenton & Beyond
Publication date: April 2011
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
Few places can approach the grandeur of designated wilderness areas and national parks found in Idaho. Soaring peaks, deep azure lakes teeming with fish, fanciful rock formations, thick forests and fast-flowing waterways fill the River of No Return/Frank Church Wilderness Area and the Boise, Caribou, Challis, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Bitterroot, Payette, Salmon, Sawtooth, Targhee and Panhandle national forests. These areas are made for adventure. Idaho's state parks feature great fishing, along with miles of hiking and snowmobiling trails. River-running could become the official state sport! Here is the only guide to cover the entire state of Idaho in detail, with a focus on the outdoor activities it has to offer the visitor. An introduction tells you about the state's history, geography, its people and the wildlife you might encounter, then it takes you the cities of Boise, Coeur D'Alene, McCall and Ketchum/Sun Valley, all popular winter destinations. After that it's out to the parks and natural areas, where you might be the only person for miles around. For each place profiled, Rowles covers getting around, touring (museums, sites of interest, galleries, historic monuments, etc), festivals and special events, and where to stay and eat, including campsites. The best spots for fishing, hiking, downhill skiing (cross-country, too), biking and canoeing are all given, along with local outfitters who can rent you the gear, provide shuttle service, guide you on the trail, offer instruction, or just answer your questions. Maps and photos throughout.