Famous for not being particularly famous, the nation’s 43rd state is a pristine wilderness of Alaskan proportions, rudely ignored by passing traffic heading west to Seattle or east to Montana. In truth, much of this lightly trodden land is little changed since the days of Lewis and Clark, including a vast 15,000-sq-km ‘hole’ in the middle of the state and bereft of roads, settlements, or any other form of human interference.
Flatter, dryer southern Idaho is dominated by the Snake River, deployed as a transportation artery by early settlers on the Oregon Trail and tracked today by busy Hwy 84.
But, outside of this narrow populated strip, the Idaho landscape is refreshingly free of the soulless strip-mall, fast food infestations so ubiquitous elsewhere in the US.
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