|About the Book|
Each (Almost) Comprehensive guide covers attractions, lodging, dining, and moves beyond the usual travel book with media connections as well as history, culture and scientific tid bits about the area. Media connections are links to either online orMoreEach (Almost) Comprehensive guide covers attractions, lodging, dining, and moves beyond the usual travel book with media connections as well as history, culture and scientific tid bits about the area. Media connections are links to either online or paper sources that can supplement the travelers experience.The focus is on places that other guidebooks do not cover or do not cover very extensively. Each description provides the information necessary to contact and find the destination, and, where possible, additional description about the place and, in some cases, further information about the history, geology, or background. Because I have attempted to include a broad range of travel spots, I havent visited them all, so detail may be limited in some cases. I have focused on description over evaluation. Where possible, maps are also included. At the end of the book are additional media resources, including books and videos, for those interested in knowing more about the destinations. This fifth edition of the series focuses on Central Idaho, a largely rural area abundant with National Forest lands, mountain ranges and rivers. Small quaint historic towns and state and federal land make up the area and are well worth visiting, with excellent outdoor recreation. Culture and history also make an appearance, with a particular emphasis on Lewis and Clark and First Americans. This guides focus is on this less known part of Idaho, nestled between the popular city of Coeur dAlene on the Washington and Idaho border and the trendy Sun Valley in the South and the populous Boise to the southwest. There are no cities included, with Coeur DAlene and Moscow on the West side the biggest towns youll encounter. As you traverse the central area, youll understand why. This is mountainous terrain with few flat spots and often few paved roads. Dont worry though, you can still get around with a bit of planning and without too much trouble, and you will be rewarded by spectacular, almost untouched wilderness.