|Slightly weird in Idaho City (Dar Hoch)|
Thom and, his wife, Dar, are traveling in their Four Wheel Camper and 2013 Ford F-350 SRW (6.2L gas, short box, 4wd).
|RVers Thom & Dar Hoch are their traveling rig.|
About 38 miles off I-84 is Idaho City, the 'Queen of the Gold Camps,' sitting at an elevation of 3,907 feet. Portions of the ID-21 highway originated in the 1860s, as a toll road connecting Boise with the gold mining areas near Idaho City.
"Our first stop was the NFS ranger station in Idaho City for ideas and tips, followed by a light exploration of Idaho City itself," writes Thom Hoch. "They like to say it was once the largest town in Idaho … just after gold was discovered here in 1862. Everyone from miles around who had a notion that it might be pretty cool to get rich quick moved in. And a short time later pretty much all of them left again about as poor as they were when they arrived. Only a small handful of miners made any significant money… as well as the whores, gamblers, and purveyors of ardent spirits who found a motherlode of a different vein."
|Idaho City cemetery. (Dar Hoch)|
After a late breakfast (and a wonderful piece of home-made pie for later) at a local diner called Trudy’s Kitchen, the Hochs were back on ID-21 heading east toward Lowman.
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Photos: (Courtesy of Dar Hoch).