Nez Perce National Historical Park, Idaho


"Nez Perce National Historical Park", Idaho ...normally without the forest fires I am for sure it is a gorgeous national park. Hope we will have a chance to get there again soon when that is the case. I wanted to share views, even with the smoke just so you got the visual of what it was looking like. so so hazy. breathing was tough, all you could smell was smoke. we did stop in the visitor center & even inside there you could smell the smoke. it was crazy wild. 


Forest fires going on out in the west... Washington, Idaho, Oregon (I might be forgetting a few states, but it was wild how the winds would carry the smoke so easily.) ...the hubby & I were so worried that our trip would be ruined. (there always seems to be something, floods in Texas, forest fires, wind storms, mud slides, we are always so worried for the states we go to, it seems so unfair. We have never been to Washington or Oregon, so the trip was set & campground were booked months in advance. I have 2 states left in my USA been there done that list, Hawaii & Alaska are my last 2. here's hoping I can make it happen before I'm 45?, or even sooner before my big 40?) Beth ( :

Comments

eileeninmd said…
Hello Beth, the wildfires are scary. Washington and Oregon are beautiful states, especailly the coastlines. I remember seeing some fires while we were in Yellowstone. I loved both Hawaii and Alaska. We missed a lot of Alaska with our trip being a cruise and not being able to see much during our time there. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!
Linda Kay said…
Beth, ah, to be planning to visit places "before the big 40". We have also traveled throughout the US, but am still missing a few states in the Northwest. We are thinking of a driving vacation this summer, but haven't decided for sure as yet. Washington and Oregon are on the list. So sad to see the fires. Have a good week.
Debbie said…
oooooh beth, you are quite young and have traveled to so many places, good for you!!! my niece lived in alaska and she just loved it, her pictures were always amazing!!!

wild fires, so sad...even sadder when started by a tossed cigarette or a campfire left to put itself out. we have had a lot of controlled burns here in new jersey and the smell really takes over the air!!!! i must admit, i am not much of a camper!!!
Ruth Hiebert said…
It is sad to see the fires destroying what was once a beautiful area.I hate to see people affected by this and also all the wildlife that is hurt or maybe even worse.
TexWisGirl said…
yeah, that looks like it was very bad! woo hoo on the last two remote states to go!
Such a shame that you couldn't see more, I am sure that it would have been beautiful! xx
William Kendall said…
This is one place I'd love to see. Strangely I haven't been in Idaho.
Missy George said…
Too bad you couldn't see the scenery..Scary for sure..
Rose said…
I always hate it when there are so many wildfires...I hope you do make it to the other two states.
Stephanie said…
It is scary when there are forest fires and it one is near them. Hope you make it to the last two spots soon.
Tanya Breese said…
growing up in southern california, wild fires happened a lot...that kind of hazy sky looks familiar...sad isn't it? :(
EG CameraGirl said…
I have a feeling you'll get to both before your 45!!