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2010 Collection
Spring time in Idaho April 2010

Lake Cascade, Idaho

Located in Valley County, Idaho  75 miles north of Boise, Lake Cascade is the fourth largest lake in Idaho. An extensive and diverse recreation site for visitors in the Boise National Forest. The area around Cascade lake offers some beautiful mountain scenery.  Along with the landscape I found a few old buildings that seemed to me to have a lot of character.

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I really liked the old house sitting abandoned out in the snow in Round Valley south of Cascade Lake.  Old barns in the area probably have a story to tell also.
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Owyhee River

We visit the Owyhee River in Eastern Oregon by motorcycle April 2010
 The Owyhee River in Eastern Oregon drains a huge area of southeastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho.  The country is mostly arid with a beauty all it's own.  Volcanic activity is still very apparent in many areas. Deep canyons cut through the desert leaving fantastic rock formations.  The Owyhee River below Owyhee Dam  is home to one of the most incredible brown trout fisheries in the lower 48 states.
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Shoshone Falls
- Early Summer in Idaho
Shoshone Falls is among the most spectacular of natural beauties along the Snake River. At 212 feet, the falls are higher than Niagara Falls.
We visited Shoshone Falls near Twin Falls ID. again this year and I think we came away with some nicer pictures then we took in 2006. 
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Swan Falls Dam
 Swan Falls Dam built in 1901 is the oldest hydroelectric dam on the Snake River, in Idaho. The dam and its reservoir lie within the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. The dam and power plant is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
We rode the motorcycle to Swan Falls dam and as you can see the road is a bit twisty making Cheryl very nervous. 
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Farming the Wind Near the Oregon Trail
Wind turbines tranforming arid farmland into land yielding clean power, Idaho's largest wind power project west of Hagerman Idaho.
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Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
Located in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho. It is along US 20, between the small cities of Arco and Carey.  The Monument and Preserve encompass three major lava fields and about 400 square miles  of sagebrush grasslands to cover a total area of 1,117 square miles. All three lava fields lie along the Great Rift of Idaho, with some of the best examples of open rift cracks in the world, including the deepest known on Earth at 800 feet.

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park located in Wyoming,  Montana and Idaho was established March 1, 1872. Yellowstone was the first national park in the world, and is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser. These are a few of the pictures we took on our visit to the park in August 2010.

Wild life, we saw lots of Elk and Buffalo.
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Geyser fields, including the famous Oldfaithful.
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Waterfalls and Rivers.

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Other scene we visited this summer.

Messa Falls

Upper Mesa Falls is located about 15 miles north of Ashton, Idaho on the way to West Yellowstone on Highway 47  . The falls are 300 feet wide and cascades 114 feet over compressed volcanic ash. Between 1912 and 1916 the Mesa Power Company built a distinctive log-style building which later became the Big Falls Inn and stage stop. Today, the original inn serves as an interpretive center.

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Shoshone River rock formations west of Cody Wyoming

Teddy Roosevelt referred to it as "the most scenic 52 miles in America."  North Fork Shoshone river  follows a long canyon west of Cody, Wyoming into the Absaroka Mountains to the vicinity of the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park along highway 14. Beautiful  rock formations can be found along this route.



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