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    Default Idaho residents I have questions.

    I live in Illinois....you know what's next so I'll skip it. We might take a week or two vacation just to explore this summer. Looking for opinions on the state any areas to avoid places we have to look at etc? Any reason to avoid moving there?
    Not really plane related so delete if unwanted.

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    Default Re: Idaho residents I have questions.

    I live in Oregon but have spent some time working and playing in Idaho, both by ground and airplane (1955 PA22-150)
    There is a lot to see and do there, in the big city (Boise) and out in the wilder parts of the area.
    You may find it strange compared to Illinois, as there are these things called "mountains" which are basically millions of tons of rock sticking 1~2 miles up from the ground, covered with trees, loaded with wildlife, most of which wants to kill you.
    That said, the Pacific Northwest is one of the most exciting, relaxing, beautiful, challenging places in the US, and ready for your exploration dollars and hours.
    It all depends on what floats yer boat, and what your skill level for flying is.
    Here are some resources:

    https://idahoaviation.com/
    https://visitidaho.org/
    https://backcountrypilot.org/
    https://www.funplacestofly.com/Fun-P...o-Fly-In-Idaho
    https://www.planetware.com/tourist-a...idaho-usid.htm
    https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/idaho
    https://www.visitsouthwestidaho.org/...iAAEgJ_z_D_BwE
    https://www.visitsouthwestidaho.org/...iAAEgJ_z_D_BwE
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    Default Re: Idaho residents I have questions.

    We have big rock bluffs, That count? No bears but 3 poisonous snakes and the rare mountain lion spotting. Even have our version of bigfoot.. I'll take a bear over our governor. Thank you for all the info.

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    Default Re: Idaho residents I have questions.

    Donít move here... everyone else is

    Cascade/McCall is kind of the backcountry hub if you are interested in flying. Lots of areas to explore from there. I flew my pa-22 to lots of fun soots within an hour or two from southwestern idaho.

    Western idaho has the population but is getting more crowded. Lots of people moving here, escaping from California. Eastern idaho is smaller in population but close to recreation areas and mountainous areas as well. The center of southern idaho is mostly high desert .

    It is generally hot in the summer and cold in the winter. For mountain flying expect snow to melt in April or May, June is good, and July and August to compete with forrest fires.

    Iíve lived here nearly 40 years, feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

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    Default Re: Idaho residents I have questions.

    I have heard Boise is really booming with the influx of folks from California. Same thing going on in Texas. Luckily I live in a town of 8000 people and don't have to deal with all those people unless I go to the Metromess (Dallas/Ft. Worth).

    I love flying in Idaho and Utah.

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    Default Re: Idaho residents I have questions.

    I second Scottfs opinions... I bought his tripacer last year and have flown several places in the Idaho/Oregon backcountry. I just put micro VGs on it and like the lower approach and landing speeds. SE Idaho is getting crowded, even the airspace! Coming back about noon today there were 5 airliners coming into Boise, a couple of trainers doing IFR approaches plus a dozen airplanes in the pattern at both Nampa and Caldwell. Not Dallas/Ft Worth, but busy enough for me!
    Warren

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    Default Re: Idaho residents I have questions.

    I have lived in SW Idaho for over 46 years. Crowded is an understatement. The diminishing quality of life is heartbreaking and I fear the changing demographics won’t be for the better.

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    Default Re: Idaho residents I have questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Buffet View Post
    I have lived in SW Idaho for over 46 years. Crowded is an understatement. The diminishing quality of life is heartbreaking and I fear the changing demographics won’t be for the better.
    Hate to hear that.

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    Default Re: Idaho residents I have questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyjeep View Post
    Hate to hear that.
    Sad, but true.

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    Default Re: Idaho residents I have questions.

    There are areas of Idaho that are growing, but there are plenty of rural areas that haven’t changed much.

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