|Display Inside the Boise Basin Historical Museum|
|Wood Carving Outside Idaho|
City Visitor Center
|Old Miners Cabin at Boise Basin|
Museum, Idaho City
|View From Highway on Road|
to Mores Creek Summit
Another half mile is the Edna Creek Campground. The road by the campground gives access to a wide array of roads leading to the North Fork Boise River, the backcountry Graham area and eventually to Atlanta, an early mining town (see my entry for Atlanta here).
|Convoluted Tree Near Highway|
at Banner Summit
|Highway Between Banner Summit and Lowman|
The remnants of this huge 47,000 acre fire are visible for miles along the roadway. Trees were replanted on over 30,000 acres and this plus natural revegation has the area again green. Fire evidence will be evident for many more years. The fire burned much of Lowman with some parts that will likely never be rebuilt.
Lowman is also the junction with the highway that traverses the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway (see my entry for this scenic byway here. Traveling Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway to Banks then back towards Boise makes a very nice day trip.
There are several campgrounds within a few miles of Lowman in West, North and East directions. There is also a Forest Service Ranger Station just outside of Lowman. Lowman is immediately adjacent to the Middle Fork Payette River.
If continuing from Lowman on north towards Stanley on the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, go to my blog entry that has Part 3 of this byway here.
Additional Information Sources:
700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720,
Idaho City Chamber of Commerce - 208-392-4159, http://www.idahocitychamber.com/