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IDAHO, U. S. A.


Author's note: Map, courtesy of
Merriam-Webster Online.

2009, July

Many years ago, when I was little, we travelled through the Northern part of Idaho.

In those days, before the Crowsnest Pass was built, it was the only way to get from Alberta to B. C., in the winter.

Years later there was a ferry built that would take you across the Kootenay Lake but the pass was still summer time only.

It wasn't until the Roger's Pass was completed in 1962 that we had a `year round' route within Canada.

Despite the beauty and splendour of the Rockies, in B. C., and Alberta, Hwy 90, through Northern Idaho, is probably one of the most beautiful, scenic, areas in all of North America.

+ + + + + + + + + +

In 2009 one of our drivers got sick and had to be flown home from Idaho Falls.

I parked my truck and the company flew me to Idaho to pick up the other drivers truck.


CAMAS NATIONAL
WILDLIFE REFUGE
DUBOIS
HAMER
HWY. 20
HWY. 33
HWY. 93
I-15
UTAH to
MONTANA
I-86
I-84
to I-15
I-90
WASHINGTON
to MONTANA
IDAHO FALLS
INKOM

LAKE
COEUR D'ALENE
MALAD
MULLAN
REXBURG
SMELTERVILLE
SPENCER
UCON

HWY. I-15
NORTH FROM UTAH to MONTANA

There are 5 main routes into (and out of) Idaho from; Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

As a trucker, over the years, I have used them all, in both directions.

Though Idaho is also bordered by Wyoming there is no major truck route connecting the two.

+ + + + + From the Utah Border, North to Pocatello


WELCOME TO IDAHO
SAMARIA MOUNTAINS

EXIT 3

A NEW LINE BEING PUT IN
MOST OF THE POLES ARE UP
BUT NOT ALL THE LINES ARE STRUNG

MALAD VALLEY

MALAD

EXIT 17 - WESTON - PRESTON

EXIT 57 - INKOM - HISTORICAL SITE

MALAD RIVER

SIMILAR TO THE ROCK FORMATION FOUND SOUTH OF WHISTLER, B. C.

PEBBLE CREEK REC. AREA

From Pocatello, North, to the trailer repair shop South of Idaho Falls.


CHECKING OUT THE TRACTOR WHILE I WAIT FOR THE TRAILER

From Idaho Falls, North, to Montana.


ON A DIFFERENT TRIP, LEAVING IDAHO FALLS,
I ENCOUNTERED BEAUTIFUL DISPLAYS OF HOAR FROST

WORLD’S LARGEST SIX PACK

WORLD'S LARGEST CAN OF COKE

SAME SPOT

SUMMER / WINTER

CAMAS NATIONAL - WILDLIFE REFUGE - EXIT 150

EXIT 150 - HAMER

EXIT 150 - HWY. 33

SAME FARM

SUMMER / WINTER

EXIT 167 - WEST 22 - DUBOIS - 1 MILE

NEXT SERVICES - 14 MILES

DUBOIS

SPENCER 13 - LIMA 45 - BUTTE 158

EXIT 180 - SPENCER

SPENCER - OPAL CAPITAL OF AMERICA

SPENCER - KILGORE - BUTTE - I 15

I- 86 WEST, FROM I - 84 to I -15


EXIT 21 - COLDWATER AREA - 3/4 MILE

EAST 86 - EAST 30

AMERICAN FALLS 17
POCATELLO 39
IDAHO FALLS 87

I-90 (EAST AND WEST) THROUGH IDAHO

THIS COLUMN, ON THE LEFT,
IS OF PICTURES, GOING EAST, ALONG THE I-90
THROUGH THE STATE OF IDAHO
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Pictures follow the direction of travel, East to West
THIS SECOND COLUMN, ON THE RIGHT,
IS OF PICTURES, GOING WEST, ALONG THE I-90
THROUGH THE STATE OF IDAHO
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Pictures DON'T follow the direction of travel, East to West
To view the pictures in order of travel, start at the bottom and scroll up

WELCOME TO IDAHO
ENTERING PACIFIC STANDARD TIME ZONE

WELCOME TO MONTANA

CAPTAIN JOHN MULLAN HIGHWAY

LOOKOUT PASS

LUCKY FRIDAY MINE

This is a rather unique section of highway.

Not found in any other area of North America, that I know of.

Here the canyon was too narrow to build the highway beside the town, so

They build the freeway above the two towns.

The river winds around the rocks at the base of the mountains and the buildings hug the shores of the river.

The freeway also twists and turns with the curving of the canyon but is on pilings above the buildings.


EAST MULLAN

EAST MULLAN

SMELTERVILLE

SMELTERVILLE

4th of JULY PASS

ELEV. 3100 Ft.

LAKE COEUR D'ALENE
WOLF LODGE BAY

BLUE CREEK BAY

VETERANS MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE BRIDGE

LAKE COEUR D'ALENE

APPROACHING MONTANA

WELCOME TO IDAHO
WELCOME CENTER 8 MILES

STATE HWY. 20

From Idaho Falls on I-15 to Hwy. 33 at Rexburg


OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE
IDAHO FALLS

LINDSAY BLVD.

SNAKE RIVER

IDAHO FALLS KENWORTH

EXIT 310 - HWY 20 - LEWISVILLE - IDAHO FALLS

KJ'S TRAVEL CENTER

UCON

EXIT 315 - UCON

RAIL BRIDGE - SNAKE RIVER

YELLOWSTONE BEAR WORLD

THORNTON

REXBURG

STATE HWY. 33

From Idaho Falls on Hwy. 20 to I-15 near Hamer


REXBURG

I had more pictures but I can’t find them.

From here to I-15 the road was being repaved.

We had to do some waiting for equipment here and there.

STATE HWY. 93
NORTH - NEVADA TO TWIN FALLS


LEAVING JACKPOT, NEVADA
WELCOME TO IDAHO

ROGERSON 17
HOLLISTER 26
TWIN FALLS 42

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