Idaho: first snow

This panorama from Idaho was taken by reader Stephen Barnard. It’s a huge, high-res photo, so keep clicking on it to enlarge:

His notes:

It was just first snow. Photo taken from The Nature Conservancy’s Silver  Creek Preserve, open to the public and well worth a visit. The photo is an a panorama created by the excellent app, Hugein.

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  1. David Duncan
    Posted November 17, 2013 at 4:59 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the lovely picture. I would have expected snow earlier in Idaho.

  2. Posted November 17, 2013 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    Fabulous! Great work, Stephen.

  3. Chris Slaby
    Posted November 17, 2013 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    As always, an extremely beautiful image from Stephen Barnard! What really caught my eye looking this time was how many domiciles lay in the range of this photo. I had been thinking this the most rural of rural Idaho, and yet there seem to be quite a few people living in here. I guess this is a good opportunity to challenge my ideals of nature as completely devoid of human civilization. Anyway, thanks to Mr. Barnard for allowing some of us a vicarious experience with such natural beauty!

  4. Diana MacPherson
    Posted November 17, 2013 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Very nice!

  5. uglicoyote
    Posted November 17, 2013 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    Beautiful. We had snow in Pocatello yesterday but it’s all gone this morning.

  6. Stephen Barnard
    Posted November 17, 2013 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    This valley is a rich farming area — mostly barley, alfalfa, and cattle. I find it to be the perfect combination of wildness and settlement. There’s more abundance and variety of wildlife than you’ll find in the wilderness areas that are to the north. (The photo is looking north.)

    Here’s a webcam in the tiny town of Stanley (where I lived for 12 years, about 90 miles to the north. It’s in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and is a gateway to the Frank Church Wilderness:

  7. Glenn Borchardt
    Posted November 17, 2013 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Actually, the first one was 9/25. We were snowed in for 6 days!

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