This time of year, I often find myself wondering why I choose to endure the rigors of winter in east Idaho. It's a pretty abrupt change from what I grew up with in Miami and significantly colder than the nine winters I spent in Colorado.
Most years, I've got a February trip to the tropics to look forward to, but not this year. The recession has taken a toll on my business and an early spring salt trip may not be feasible.
Sometimes - in the deep, dark chill of mid-winter - it helps to pull up pictures from the summer in east Idaho. It's a great reminder that our summers here make our winters well worth the effort.
Here are a few of my personal favorite reminders...
|South Fork of the Snake - Swan Valley, ID|
|Railroad Ranch - Henry's Fork River - Last Chance, ID|
|High Mountain Creek Cutty - Undisclosed Location|
|Dinner on the Patio at Trouthunter - Last Chance, ID|
|Epic July Rainstorm - South Fork of the Snake - Swan Valley, ID|
|PMD FTW - South Fork of the Snake River - Heise, ID|
|Carpin' in Shorts and Sneakers - Blackfoot Reservoir|
|Teton River Tributary - Driggs, ID|
|Late Afternoon Flavs...|
|...and the Fish Who Feed on Them.|
Heck yeah, the winters are worth it.