“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is Love.” – John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley
Monthly Archives: June 2013
I think probably one of the important things that happened to me was growing up in Idaho in the mountains, in the woods, and having a very strong presence of the wilderness around me. That never felt like emptiness. It always felt like presence. – Marilynne Robinson
Her book Housekeeping takes place in the panhandle of Idaho. While the southern part of Idaho is dominated by irrigated farmland and rugged terrain (like thousands of miles of volcanic lava flow), the Northern slimmer section of Idaho is painfully beautiful.
The Coeur D’Alene area and the little town of Wallace are stunning on Highway 90.
Nebraska sports the impressive Sandhill Country, Wyoming boasts about their Tetons and the magnificent Sage Territory, and Idaho shows off history of Lava. The basalt fields of volcanic flow dominate Southern Idaho. The Bonneville Flood of the last Ice Age then carved up those lava fields in to spectacular canyons. Oh, and Idaho has wind too!