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Explore and Ride St. Anthony Sand Dunes in Idaho

Located far from any ocean, the BLM-managed St. Anthony Sand Dunes appears as a rolling sea of sand on the eastern edge of Idaho’s volcanic Snake River Plain. These vast dunes are the largest in Idaho. They blanket an area approximately 35 miles long and 5 wide, and range from 50 to 500 feet high. These white quartz sand dunes are a unique and popular recreational playground for off-highway vehicle enthusiasts, hikers and equestrians. Picnicking, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing and camping opportunities are also available here. The area features Deadhorse Bowl, a popular OHV sand bowl one-mile in circumference and 400 feet deep, located in the western section of the dune complex.

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist

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liannecollins:

We went camping on the Middle Fork of the Boise River this weekend. It was a little hot, but still gorgeous. I didn’t take very many pictures at all, but did manage to get a few of this awesome dragonfly.

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Cluster of Lightning Fires Now Named Whiskey Complex on Boise National Forest
BOISE, Idaho – The Boise National Forest continues to battle 3 large fires ranging in size from 100 to 300 acres in the Garden Valley area, a large 85 acre fire east of Lowman, and 14 other smaller fires this morning.
Late yesterday a Type 1 Incident Management Team (IMT) was ordered for the fires in the Garden Valley area and the fires were grouped together with the new name of the Whiskey Complex. The team arrive late today for a briefing prior to assuming command of the complex.
From http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3955/

Cluster of Lightning Fires Now Named Whiskey Complex on Boise National Forest

BOISE, Idaho – The Boise National Forest continues to battle 3 large fires ranging in size from 100 to 300 acres in the Garden Valley area, a large 85 acre fire east of Lowman, and 14 other smaller fires this morning.

Late yesterday a Type 1 Incident Management Team (IMT) was ordered for the fires in the Garden Valley area and the fires were grouped together with the new name of the Whiskey Complex. The team arrive late today for a briefing prior to assuming command of the complex.

From http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3955/

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