Exploring Idaho this Summer

Summertime in Idaho will leave you with countless opportunities to get outside and explore nature at its finest. Summers are short so make the most of it while you can.  Here are our top reasons to explore Idaho:

Waterfalls

After a long, hot day of sweating it out on the trails, there is no better feeling than a cool mist of a roaring waterfall to break through the heat.  Depending on the waterfall you encounter, you may even be able to go for a quick dip beneath the falls. One of the best waterfalls to visit is Shoshone Falls also known as the Niagara Falls of the West.  Spring and Summer are great times to see the water level at its highest.

Hot Springs

The cool mist of a waterfall is great and all… but have you ever sunk your sore, tired body into the invigorating water of a natural hot spring?  Idaho has tons of hot springs scattered around the state. You’ll find that many are easily accessible and offer beautiful views of meadows and mountaintops.  The hardest decision of the day will be deciding which natural hot tub to visit. 

Backcountry Camping

Backcountry camping opportunities in Idaho seem endless.  With all the unspoiled alpine lakes, forests, mountain peaks, and rolling meadows in abundance, you’ll be hard-pressed to not find a great spot to set up camp.  While backcountry camping, it’s important to pack lightly as you’ll be doing quite a bit more hiking around to get to the perfect spot.  Many backcountry campers find that a warm and thick wool blanket is the perfect camping companion.  A high-quality wool blanket provides an abundance of warmth when it is cold, but also helps keep you cool when it’s hot outside.  With Woolly’s extra large wool blankets, it’s simple to make a bedroll using these wool blankets.  If you do have a sleeping bag, these soft and warm wool blankets are great as an additional layer of warmth and comfort either on top of or below your sleeping bag.