Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Peek-A-Boo, Idaho

Actually, the town is called Picabo, but pronounced Peek-A-Boo. The population is 128 souls in the surrounding 40 square miles consisting mostly of large ranches and irrigated fields. We stayed two nights and today I took a walk down the dirt road to the fly fishing river, Silver Creek, a mile each way.

Location of Picabo in relation to Yellowstone to the east and Boise to the west.


The nearest flowing stream is Silver Creek, a scenic spring-fed tributary of the Little Wood River, a key source of irrigation water for eastern Blaine County. The pristine Silver Creek is renowned among fly fisherman and was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, who enjoyed hunting and fishing along the stream with local rancher Bud Purdy. The name "Picabo" supposedly derives from a Native American term translated as "silver water".

Looking west across the valley 
Looking back towards our RV park

The Silver Creek, upriver

The Silver Creek, upriver

Towards the southern hills

Heading home

Upriver

Everyone wanted to watch... 
....as I walked by....

....and on the way back too
Two magnificent horses

One decided to look at me.



Our spot with the southern hills in the distance

Our spot

Katie wanted to "talk" to the sheep in the field in front of our coach but they were too shy.

We've been discovering that Idaho is gorgeous ! Scenic ! Way better than we expected ! ...can't wait to explore more of it in the years to come.

thanks for viewing....


steve/kim/katie

3 comments:

  1. Enjoy your blog...keep it up. You make me want to go where you've been!
    Thanks.

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  2. If you get a chance, be sure to visit the Big Hole Battlefield National Park just north of you in western Montana. A lot of history happened there!

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