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Peace Valley, East Rim, Idaho, USA
Idaho

Peace Valley is a beautiful wooded canyon in west-central Idaho, USA.  This image was taken mid-canyon, east rim on a small rock outcropping.  The area is very popular for camping, hiking and ATV riding.  The valley hosts a commercial hot springs named Silver Creek Plunge which is always a delightful place to visit and swim/soak in the natural hot water.  There are many free and open camp sites thoughtout the valley as well as first-class Forest Service and private camp sites for a small fee.  Crystal-clear Silver and Peace Creeks run through the valley year-round.

Copyright: Calvin K Mc Donald
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 19450x9725
Taken: 31/07/2014
Uploaded: 11/08/2014
Updated: 19/08/2014
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More About Idaho

Idaho is a state located in the northwestern region of the United States of America.  Idaho is the 14th largest state by area, ranks 39th by population and 53rd by population density of the 50 United States.  Idaho was the 43rd state to be admitted into the Union, on July 3, 1890.  Idaho is landlocked, being bordered by Canada on the north and the states of Washington and Oregon on the west, Nevada and Utah on the south and Montana and Wyoming on the east.  Idaho is nicknamed "The Gem State" because nearly every known gemstone is found within the state.  Idaho is also famous for producing about one third of all potatoes grown in the USA.  Idaho also hosts the largest barrel cheese factory in the world, producing 120K metric tons of cheese per year.  There is some ambiguity as to where the name "Idaho" came from, but it is generally believed to have simply been made up by George M. Willing.  There is a possibility it was derived from a Native American phrase.  Idaho is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population was about 1.58M in July 2011 with 84% being Caucasian, 11.2% Hispanic and 1.1% Native American.  The state capital and largest city is Boise.Source: wikipedia