April 28, 2010
One thing Idaho does really well is stars. We visited a friend’s cabin in the mountains during the winter, and the stars were so thick that even the most distinctive constellations were hard to pick out. I had never seen anything like it.
There’s an observatory at the Bruneau Dunes. (See "Scenic Idaho".) I hope the state thinks better of its idea to let ATVs roam on the dunes. The thought of what those fumes would do the sky viewing (let alone the ATVs themselves taking the fun out of hiking and sliding on the dunes) is appalling.