Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

July 24, 2011

You da ho? No, Idaho

Lake Coeur d'Alene (core duh-LANE)

Lake Coeur d'Alene

4th of July Pass:  3,081 feet, in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho.  I have been unable to determine why it has that name.  Is it because that's the first date it was clear of snow for pioneers to cross?  Or because the pioneers had to be there by the 4th of July in order to cross the mountains into Washington before the fall snows?

The higher speed limits appealed to me.

The weather looked bad but it never did rain.

Lookout Pass: 4,751 feet, also in the Rocky Mountains and straddles the border of Idaho and Montana.


  1. Nice pix. I like the post title~


  2. The title of the post came from my and Russell's joking around in the car when I said, "Idaho!" and he said, "You da ho, alright". lol

  3. NICE! I'd love to visit the midwest at some point in my life...

  4. Anonymous12:31 PM

    Lookout Pass - been there and would like to go back!

    I love the movie 'My Own Private Idaho' and I'm sure you know who's in that Jojo ;0)

  5. I really got tired of Z making that joke:

    "Are YOU da ho? or am I da ho?"

    I enjoyed our brief Yellowstone vacation although we learned the hard lesson that we encamped ourselves too far from the park! Of course 90 MOUNTAIN mi is not equiv to 90 HIGHWAY mi...

  6. Your 4th of July pass question had me on a hunt, but I found an answer for you :)