If you ask most Idahoans what they love about Idaho it usually starts with the rugged beauty, wide open spaces and endless recreational opportunities.

There is something for everyone from skiing, biking, hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, camping with plenty of space to think and be free. Actually, 61.5% of Idaho is federal land ranking Idaho 6th in the nation for federal land ownership with some of the largest unspoiled natural areas in the country. There is a unique history carved out by the Lewis and Clark exhibition entering Idaho at the Lemhi Pass in 1805 followed by a wild ride down the “River of No Return” looking for a passage to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way small miracles happened that helped the exhibition from meeting local Native Americans where they were looking to trade for horses and as fate would have it meeting Chief Cameahwait and the Shoshones who turned out to be Sacajawea’s brother. The rest is history with Idaho becoming our 43 state on July 3rd, 1890.

Idaho has a legacy of independence and outdoor adventure with Ernest Hemingway having lived here in Central Idaho hunting, fishing and spending time in the outdoors. It’s here where he wrote “For Whom the Bell Tolls”. Hemingway and his writing inspired others around the world to get out into the woods. Hemingway, when he wasn’t writing he spent time here with family and friends relishing the opportunity to teach others how to shoot or cast a line. He hunted everything from Ducks to Magpies, Deer, Pronghorn and Elk.
Today, the spirit of the past brings us together with outdoor experiences and adventure for everyone. Our conservative state with its traditional values and friendly people have many people wanting to move here leaving other states where lockdowns remain and crime is on the increase.
Let’s keep our great state of Idaho SAFE, WILD, and FREE! #REDIDAHO