EXPLORE: Cauldron Linn

These photographs were taken about a month ago when I ventured to a local place called Cauldron Linn. Out in the middle of nowhere, near Murtaugh, Idaho, is a beautiful spot where the Snake River drove through and forced this 40 foot passage that we enjoy today. Apparently, it has a bit of history to it, because as I overlooked the falls and the plummeting drop, I was told that in 1811, The Wilson Price Hunt party capsized several times here and had to make the rest of the journey on foot.

It's a miracle they survived if you ask me!

I'm hoping to return here again, and perhaps film a bit this time. I can't get enough of exploring! It's amazing to think how far I've come in accepting Idaho as my home since we first moved here. Let's just say 12-year-old city slicker Linda was not too impressed. I'm still a bit of a city girl (okay, who am I kidding, a lot), but my appreciation for the countryside and natural beauty that's readily available has grown in leaps and bounds. Every time I'm driving away from the big city and start winding through laid back, country roads,I can't believe how stunning it is here. We may not have impressive skyscrapers or city skylines to write home about. But what we do have are towering mountains, roaring rivers, unexpected waterfalls, rolling hills of farmland, and sunsets that light the sky on fire with the most beautiful combination of orange, pink, and lavender.

What's even better is the ability to get away and disappear in it for a little. Not everywhere is overrun with people yet, and you can still find a niche of nature to find isolated solitude in.

Yes, I've come a long way in appreciating Idaho's beauty.
But I'm here now, and I can proudly call this state home. 


Midwest Muse said...

This place looks beautiful.

Lily Fang said...

Linda! I've been oogling over all your travel posts. The western landscapes are so beautiful--there's a certain free, empowering vibe about the sweeping mountains, endless blue skies, and live waters. I laughed when I read about you dragging your friend along--sounds exactly like me and my running buddies.

Also, I'm happy you've learned to love the scenery of the West. I was a little upset that my school's town was more rural in the beginning of college, but now I've come to love the sweeping mountains and green woods. Every place has some gem.

Totally loving your fab new hair and that scene you acted out in your video. Also, who knew that sports bras could be tops? I don't know if it's quite me, but you totally rock it. The last look is especially on point!

Much love always!

imperfect idealist

angelina said...

Ahhh is this place even real? It looks like something out of Lord of the Rings? I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying the move, sometimes a bit of change is amazing. Looking forward to seeing your video!

Angelina Is

Kristina said...

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Permanent Procrastination said...

Wow this place looks freaking amazing!
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Ali Hval said...

Ah, it's so nice to be able to find new things you're into though, isn't it? I'm so glad you've adapted to Idaho so well. It looks breathtaking. Man, I love the west because of beautiful places like that. I think I'll end up somewhere northwest in about ten years... or so I hope. :)

And the solitude of nature is always a wonderful thing. No wonder writers get so caught up in it, especially with the modern inconveniences of beeping cellphone messages and the constant stimulation of media being throw at us today.

Kati said...

Wow, what a pretty place! It looks fantastic with all the moving water.


Danny said...

such a lovely place! I love nature, I find those spots the best ones to spend our time!

Toks said...

These photos are so amazing. What a beautiful place. I'm a city girl at heart too but I must admit that I prefer the coast (beaches) to the countryside. But places like this have something super special. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Linda. xoxoxo

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I think you captured it beautifully Linda. The strength of it is amazing. Love the water and rocks.

Paulina said...

wow, Idaho looks amazing! I'll have to put it on my wish list! Thanks for sharing!


Jeans and a Teacup said...

Wow! Really cool pics! It looks like a beautiful place!
Jeans and a Teacup

katie said...

You take SUCH nice landscape photos, I really enjoy these types of posts - you live in such a beautiful state with so many cool spots! I'm very much not a city person so I'm really lame when it comes to appreciating cityscapes. :p. But I love your photos so much, you really do such a nice job that I think you could make a sidewalk look appealing!

So Random Chelle said...

Wow! What a great scenery to be in. This is the kind of place I'd want to visit once a year to release bad energy and take some fresh air.
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czarianonuevo said...

your photos of nature are always inspiring!

czarina :)


wow what a beautiful place and these photos are stunning, great job!

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