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Adventure-seekers can find plenty at Idaho's City of Rocks


Added 06-15-19 04:03:01am EST - “Want to find an adventure without the hustle and bustle of the typical tourist town? Almo and its surrounding recreational areas may provide the seclusion you're looking for.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Adventure-seekers can find plenty at Idaho’s City of Rocks”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

ALMO, Idaho (AP) - Want to find an adventure without the hustle and bustle of the typical tourist town? Almo and its surrounding recreational areas may provide the seclusion you’re looking for.

The tiny village is often described as a town lost in time. The California Trail, alternate routes of the Old Oregon Trail, and old stagecoach routes are still evident in many locations throughout the area.

Looming above 10,000 feet, Cache Peak is Idaho’s highest peak south of the Snake River, The Times-News reports. The appearance of the peak and its sister summits ahead of westbound emigrants on the Old Oregon Trail signaled the “Parting of the Ways” near Raft River, where folks decided whether to continue northwest to Oregon or take the “last exit” to the California gold fields.

Those who turned southwest toward California found what they called the “Silent City of Rocks” in Idaho just north of the Utah border. Hundreds of emigrants between 1843 and 1882 wrote their names in axle grease on towering granite boulders and camped in the future park before continuing into Nevada.

Margaret A. Frink, an emigrant on the California Trail, traveled through what she called a “stone village” in July 1850.

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