Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mesa Falls, Idaho - On the Road Less Traveled

From the Boardwalk
One of the sights on the road less traveled is Mesa Falls. Highway 47 parallels highway 20 but has alot less traffic. There are lots of places to boondock too.

The Lower Falls (unlike the Upper) is free to look at. About a mile below Lower is a large turnout with a trail leading to the river that had me wishing for more stamina.

Cats' nightmare
The Upper Mesa is a National Forest Fee area. Like most, of that designation, it's free to holders of the Senior/Access Passes. The visitor center has an exceptional collection (in the back room) of pelts, tracks, insects and bird skulls. The numerous pelts give insight to the variety of fur-bearing mammals that once roamed this land.


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