Moon Idaho (Moon Handbooks) (Paperback)

By James P. Kelly

Moon Travel, 9781631210150, 456pp.

Publication Date: March 22, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/21/2011)

List Price: 21.99*
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Description

Discover Idaho with Moon Travel Guides!

Whether you're hitting the slopes, paddling glacial lakes, or sipping your way through the Snake River Valley, explore the best of the Gem State with Moon Idaho.

Inside you'll find:

  • Strategic itineraries for any timeline or budget, including the best scenic road trips, a wine country weekend, and a winter sports getaway
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler: Spend a day sipping local vintages in the Snake River Valley wine country, or relax at a ritzy Sun Valley lodge after a day of skiing and snowboarding some of the best slopes in the country. Hike through the Rockies to alpine lakes and waterfalls, marvel at the bizarre landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument, or go white-water rafting on the Salmon River. Explore Boise's hip downtown area, browse unique antique shops and used bookstores in historic Nampa, or grab a drink at a rustic saloon in a Victorian-era mining town
  • Where to find the best outdoor recreation, including cross-country and alpine skiing, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, rock climbing, and hiking, plus essential health and safety tips
  • Expert insight from Boise local James Patrick Kelly
  • Detailed maps and handy reference photos throughout
  • Honest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from historic inns and B&Bs to budget motels and campgrounds
  • Thorough information including background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local culture
With Moon Idaho's expert advice, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Exploring more of the West? Check out Moon Montana & Wyoming. Headed to the parks? Try Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton.


About the Author

Boise resident James Patrick Kelly has loved big mountains ever since his childhood in Seattle. As a restless teenager, he spent countless hours in the North Cascades exploring alpine lakes and trails beat-out by miners' boots.

Before moving to Idaho in 2000, James had only traveled through the Gem State on his way to Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and the Dakotas. He eventually returned to live in this land of rugged mountains, mystical deserts, and vodka-clear trout streams. To help seal the deal, he even married a third-generation Idahoan, Dana, who he proposed to while hiking in the Trinity Mountains.

“Right before I asked her, some Peruvian sheepherders on pack mules passed by on the trail, followed by two good ol' boys on motorbikes. One of them had an axe bungeed to his handlebars,” James recalls. “I thought it was all over for us, but the axe had just fallen off one of the mules and they were returning it to its rightful owner.”

James, a former chef, earned a journalism degree from Boise State University before becoming the restaurant critic at the Idaho Statesman. He has written numerous food and travel-related features for Northwest Palate and other magazines and websites.

When not hanging out in his vegetable garden with his wife and two kids, Nolan and Audra, James can be found snowshoeing to backcountry yurts, foraging for morels, catching big trout, and dining in Sun Valley restaurants.