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Idaho Public TV Captures Idaho’s Scenic Byways

More than 2,400 miles of official scenic byways throughout Idaho allow travelers to follow the Oregon Trail, trace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, search out scenic wonders, enjoy quiet beauty, and absorb state history. “In Idaho, a drive can be an adventure, a journey to places of beauty, history and inspiration,” says producer John Crancer.  […]

Idaho’s “Rec Tech” Innovators

This post by Greg Hahn with Idaho Public Television, gives a behind the scenes look at the Outdoor Idaho episode focusing on Idaho’s growing recreational technology (rec tech) industry and the adventurous men and women behind some of Idaho’s rec tech innovations.  Reposted with permission. If you love the outdoors, you’re probably a little bit of […]

Surf’s up on the…Lochsa River?

Idaho’s rivers are no secret – the fishing, rafting, kayaking and jet boating opportunities are known world-wide.  Even the sport of bungee surfing  was invented here in Idaho.  But not until I watched this short film “The Warrior” did I know you could actually surf a river wave on a surf board.  It appears I […]

Celebrating Idaho’s Great Outdoors

Idaho celebrated America’s Great Outdoors Month in June and Idaho’s Governor Otter along with Governor’s across America issued proclamations declaring June as Great Outdoors Month in their states. Each state highlighted the benefits of active fun outdoors and the magnificent resources of forests, parks, refuges, public lands and waters. But did you know that Idaho’s […]

My ID Sweepstakes Giveaway and Videos

Our weekly sweepstakes giveaway is back! We’re excited to announce that we have tons of great prizes to give away each week beginning now through summer: whitewater rafting, hotel stays, golf packages, spa retreats, and tons more. It’s a great way to explore Idaho, revisit your favorite places, or try something totally new. A new […]

Big snowstorms increase Idaho snowpack to ideal levels for summer river trips

I went backcountry skiing near Idaho City last Saturday, and it was grand. Our biggest concern? Avalanche danger because more than 5 feet of new snow had fallen in the Idaho mountains since mid-January. It just came in with a bang!   “What a difference a week makes,” said Ron Abramovich, Idaho snow survey supervisor […]

12 Months of Idaho Whitewater

By November 2010, I was already anxious for my 2011 rafting season to get started. I hadn’t been on a river since October and I was missing it badly. Typically, I don’t get on the river until March, and I’m not rafting regularly until May. I knew I couldn’t wait. Plus, my fancy new Kokatat […]

Boise, Food, Whitewater, and Amazing Locals

Written by guest blogger, EA Stewart. Boise, Idaho We started the trip in Boise, Idaho which is a really cool city.  Last time I was there I was about 5 or 6.  I don’t remember much from that trip, other than going snow shoeing, but I’m guessing things have changed a little.  We had a […]

Early Season Whitewater Rafting in Idaho

Written by guest blogger Josh Mcdannel. On May 21st, I set off for my big river trip of 2011. The agenda: 9 days of early season boating on some of Idaho’s best whitewater. I ran Marsh Creek, the Middle Fork of the Salmon, and the Main Salmon. That’s about 220 miles in 7 days. Mileage […]

Family Adventures in Garden Valley

Written by guest blogger Kellie Kluksdal Living in Idaho most of my life and working for the Idaho Division of Tourism, you’d think I had seen and done all there is to do here in Idaho. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I have done a lot…. but not nearly everything. Take, for […]