Craters of the moon national monument, Idaho

Out of nowhere the scenery changed from countryside with flat, dry fields to black lava flow as far as the eye could see. It was pretty bizarre! Just outside of Carey there was a hot spring nestled in the volcanic rock so we pulled up and had quite a shock after our tranquil pools in…

Wagon days and hiking to Pioneer Cabin, Idaho

We drove south till we reached the sweet town of Ketchum nestled in an idyllic spot of Idaho. It was labour weekend so lots of events taking place but the big Wagon Days Parade wasn’t till tomorrow so we headed out of town along the Sun Valley Road for the Pioneer Cabin trailhead. The old…

Shooting stars, squirting salmon and hot springs

We couldn’t resist another night under the stars soaking in one of Idaho’s many idyllic hot springs so we headed back. The skies in this area are said to be the clearest in the lower 48 and the moon was non-existent for our visit. We weren’t alone for our second night, a local guy was…

Finding paradise in Idaho

Craig and I have somehow managed to last 9 years together…with how much time we spend together it’s probably the equivalent of 25 years of marriage!! We woke up in a stunning location where the dry grassy hills all turned orange in the rising sun and deer darted away from our van as we opened…

The road less travelled | Montana to Idaho

I browsed over our USA map searching for a scenic route from Flathead Lake, Montana to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Their not far from one another but I couldn’t help but spot a green blob on the map called ‘Sawtooth Wilderness’ way south in Idaho. I was envisioning mountain peaks with edges spiky like…