Gigapixel view from the summit of Hyndman Peak (elev. 12,009'), the high point of the Pioneer Mountains east of Sun Valley, Idaho. One of the Idaho 12ers & the ninth highest peak in the state, views from the top are phenomenal in every direction. Here one can see the rugged sheer faces typical of the Pioneers. To the north is the Lost River Range including Borah Peak, the state high point. Also in view are the distant Boulder Mountains & White Cloud Mountains. The peak is achieved via a relatively straightforward trail w/ easy Class 2 scree climbing from above the saddle above Hyndman Basin.
Gigapixel panorama (1.366 gigapixels), 374 photos, 52272x26136 pixels
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