You may be wondering (or not) why I spent a week in South Central Idaho. The truth is, this area was chosen because it was halfway between West Yellowstone, MT and my next destination, the Columbia River Gorge. That said, once I started researching "what to do", I was quite surprised at how ignorant I am about the history, terrain and sites to see.
Home base was Eden, Idaho (pop. 406, including me); just outside Twin Falls. On the way, I stopped to walk on the moon (see photos), and while I missed 2 or 3 sites on my list (life challenges distracted me), I really enjoyed my time here. Both the city of Twin Falls and the countryside of Eden offered great cycling, too.
The biggest surprise is that this area is naturally arid, desert land (think Nevada). It's called "the Magic Valley" because a series of dams along the Snake River (yes, from the Tetons snow melt) created canals & an irrigation system that "magically" turned this from uninhabitable to farmland.
The people I met could not have been nicer though my journey out of town was led with the song, "Play that Funky Music" as indeed it was very white, boy. Say what you will.
Cyclist, writer, teacher, avid reader, bike/ped advocate, nomad, pie lover