I find that few people visit Idaho, maybe because it seems a bit remote. My favorite part of Idaho is even a bit more remote, the Sawtooth Mountains. It ranks number 18 on My Favorite 50 Natural Places in the World list. The nearest town is Stanley, and that has only about 200 people. I never see many people there, which is good. The mountains are so-named because the center of the range has many very jagged peaks, the highest being 10,751 feet high. It is often cold there, even in summer. One morning this trip (July, remember) I found my car frosted over.
The first three photos were all taken from a bluff above Stanley (taken in October of 2009, so the snow made for better photos, except for the non-green grass).
The West always beckons me. So, on January 2nd I left for it again for a three-week trip (which is different from a vacation, which I never take). A friend and I will be visiting about 15 National Parks and Monuments, state parks, and other areas of beauty in Utah, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Better, I figure, than getting arthritis in my thumbs from twiddling them.