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Jun 4, 2017 - City of Rocks to Hagerman, ID

Last night was the first time we haven't had to turn the heat on, and Jim had his window open all night. We got gas in Pocatella (2.55)' and headed toward City of Rocks, near Almo, ID. Almo is the gateway to the California Trail. On the way we passed the Simplot Don Fertilizer Factory in Pocatello. Was it ever smelly, for miles! And of course a lot of the rest of today's trip went by fields treated with fertilizer... Driving on I-86 towards Boise, we went through rolling hills,farmlands, desert, along the beautiful Snake River, with...

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Sep 2, 2016 - A Changed Life

August 31, 2007. That date marked the day that Art and I quit our jobs. Now, nine years later, I have to say it was the best thing we could have done. I think having a specific plan to give RV travel a try was a good one. It gave us a focus post-retirement. In my opinion, retiring from our jobs without an exit plan was not a good option. With travel, we have had many wonderful experiences and have discovered a whole new world outside of what we had when we worked. It is a fantastic feeling to be able to do what you want to when you want to...

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Aug 25, 2015 - Hagerman National Fish Hatchery

Hagerman National Fish Hatchery we watched as they vacuumed fingerlings from their enclosed raceway into a 48' trailer equipped with 5 automated machines that sorted the fish by size and gently removed the Adipose fin then sent them on to an outdoor raceway. Here they will grow and be released next year.

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Aug 25, 2015 - Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument which includes an exhibit for the Minidoka Internment Camp and a part of the Oregon Trail. Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument Wikipedia

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Aug 25, 2015 - Niagara Spring State Park

The park is a day use only park. However, the springs coming from the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer are awesome. Wikipedia

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Aug 24, 2015 - Hagerman RV Village

3 nights here First day we visited: 1. Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument which included an exhibit for the Minidoka Internment Camp and a part of the Oregon Trail. 2. Hagerman National Fish Hatchery we watched as they vacuumed fingerlings from their enclosed raceway into a 48' trailer equipped with 5 automated machines that sorted the fish by size and gently removed the Adipose fin then sent them on to an outdoor raceway. Here they will grow and be released next year. 3. Niagara Spring State Park - see the pictures 4. Stopped at a rest...

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Oct 11, 2014 - Ritter Island dairy: 1000 Springs State Park

Ritter Island is a flat island situated between the cliff at the base of the Snake River Plain in the 1000 Falls area, and the Snake River proper. The recorded history of this area began with the arrival of French trappers in the 1800s. Pioneers began traveling the Oregon Trail in the 1840s, and entrepreneurs settled in the area to provide services, including a ferry that crossed the Snake River at the south end of the property.   The property was purchased in 1918 by Minnie Miller, a Salt Lake City businesswoman who wanted to make the...

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Oct 11, 2014 - Waterfalls: 1000 Springs State Park

Unique to the Hagerman Valley are the natural springs that gush as waterfalls from halfway up the lava canyon walls, and percolate up from underground sources, or even bubble out along side the road from the bottom of the cliff. They all travel along the underground river called the Snake River Aquifer which begins some 40 to 50 miles to the northeast near the Idaho border. The Snake River Aquifer is a large reservoir of groundwater underlying the Snake River Plain in the southern part of Idaho. Most of the water in the aquifer comes from...

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Oct 11, 2014 - Earl Hardy Box Canyon: 1000 Springs State Park

Thousand Springs State Park is a state park of Idaho, comprising 5 units in the Hagerman Valley. In 2005 as part of a master planning process, it was decided to combine 4 existing state parks under a single new entity. A fifth unit has since been added. The 3 units we visited are Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Springs Nature Preserve, Malad Gorge, and Ritter Island. We nearly missed the parking lot for this undeveloped unit. I only happened to notice it in passing....I was too busy looking at the attractive horses in the field across from the...

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Oct 9, 2014 - Lake Bonneville presentation

For those who are interested, here is an article and video about huge Lake Bonneville and its flood. http://hugefloods.com/Bonneville.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ekpmCV5ZZU8

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Oct 8, 2014 - Snake River Valley

Information taken from South Central Idaho and other local brochures. The Hagerman Valley was formed 15,000 years ago by the Bonneville flood which gouged out canyons, moved house-sized boulders and left enormous sand bars. The Valley's landscape is dotted with uncounted numbers of “rock melons” giving silent testimony to the colossal flood which originated in the Bonneville Lake area, nearly the entire western part of Utah. The Valley is a land of water, with hot and cold springs, volcanic lava flows, deep box canyons, fossil beds, mine...

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Oct 5, 2014 - Hagerman City, ID

Hagerman is a small town in southern Idaho. The population is supposedly a little more than 800 though it seems like there might be more. The area is noted for its fossil beds and the Thousand Springs of the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer. Hagerman is home to both National and State fish hatcheries, a university aquaculture research station, and extensive aquaculture businesses – that is, fish hatcheries for commercial purposes, cool clear springs perfect for trout farms, as well as an abundance of geothermal hot water springs. The industries...

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