RIGGINS, IDAHO: POPULATION 413

Nestled deep inside a canyon along the famous Salmon River is the small town of Riggins, Idaho. Once known as “Gouge Eye”, It was named by the local miners who came to the area in search of gold, after a gruesome fight broke out at a saloon and a man lost his eye. Riggins is…

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SKINNY DIPPIN BLUE LAKE

Growing up in Idaho was exceedingly boring. I was raised in the suburbs and It wasn’t until I graduated high school and moved to Boise to start college that I began to realize everything I took for granted when I was younger. Idaho has a strong presence of wilderness and some of the most beautiful…

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HIKING CASCADE, IDAHO

In order to forget about all the stress from mid-terms and get away for a while I went hiking Friday and Saturday. We drove up to Cascade, Idaho and hiked a mile to Blue Lake, which was absolutely breathtaking! I can’t even count how many people from California and especially states on the East coast, ask me if…

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DAYTRIP TO REDFISH LAKE

Over the weekend we visited Stanley, ID, to camp for a night underneath the Sawtooth Mountains by Redfish Lake. It’s a place of immeasurable natural beauty. I was super excited to see the Sawtooth Mountains for the first time, and they look just as mean and rugged as they sound! The jagged mountain peaks tower above vast meadows and…

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FAMILY REUNION IN UTAH

My family and I spent this past week in Utah for our annual “Talbot Family Reunion”. It’s been a tradition for as long as I can remember and something I look forward to every summer. We have a huge family that was traditionally raised Mormon – although a lot of them, including myself, have developed…

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