This week has been dark, dreary, rainy, gray and wet. Not my favorite kind of weather by any means. If I could just stay home in my pajama's on days like this, I might like it a little better! But I have to trudge through it and go to work. It definitely has me day dreaming about the warmer weather that is ahead and the beautiful places that living in Idaho offers! Come on a hike with me and see a few of the majestic pictures I have taken in this great state!
Streams are everywhere here. All the snow in the winter (well, normal winters) leads to a snow pack and raging falls all over the mountains. I love pictures of water. Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America was formed by water and all of its power. I love riding in a jet boat up the canyon and seeing all the layers of rock that the water had to crush through to form the canyon.
This particular stream is in Bear, Idaho. My parents had a cabin there for years and it is one of our favorite places to camp. There is an old school house and a few old mining towns with lots of history. And of course it is beautiful!
A few years ago, Cody and I took a trip up North to Kamiah. I used to visit this little town a lot growing up and I was very excited to show it to Cody. There is so much Idaho and Native American History there and I think that is why I love it so much!
At least once a year we head to Cascade and camp along the lake. They have a wonderful 4th of July fireworks show over the lake. And the yard sales are pretty fabulous too!
For the first time last year, we made the trek up to Black Lake. You can't take a car or truck to get back there, it is four-wheeler only! On July 30th, we encountered a lot of snow and even had to go over a big snow drift to get past one point. It is a long and winding trail to get to the lake but it is so worth it!
There used to be a mining town here and you can still see traces of the mine shafts on the mountain. The water was so clear and calm. It truly takes your breath away!
As you can tell, I couldn't take enough pictures of this amazing lake. God is truly a talented artist!
The view above is a pretty picture I snapped on the way to Black Lake. Nature in all of it's glory!
And this last picture is a view of Banks. The Payette River flows through Banks and it is a very popular place to raft on the rapids. I myself am not a daredevil and do not care to raft the rapids. I much more enjoy taking pictures of the beautiful scenery instead!
I am so looking forward to warmer weather and camping, four-wheeling and taking pictures of beautiful scenery. Instead of looking out the window at the darkness, gray and rain, I will look at these pictures and cross my fingers that warmer weather is on its way!