The Camas Prairie Railroad Part 3 – Reubens to Highway 95

The Camas Prairie Railroad Part 3 – Reubens to Highway 95

Exploring the Camas Prairie Railroad has been something I really wanted to do for the last few years.  In this part of my series exploring the now abandoned 2nd subdivision of the Camas Prairie Railroad.  This is the most exciting section, in my opinion, and it inspired this desire so I traversed it first.  This 23-mile section of the railroad clings to the side of Lapwai Canyon and climbs from 1589 ft elevation at Culdesac to 3665 ft elevation at Craigmont.  The builders conquered this rugged terrain using 17 bridges and

Gold Point Mill – Elk City Idaho

Gold Point Mill – Elk City Idaho

Gold Point Mill is located on Forest Service Road 222 near Elk City Idaho.  It was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in the year 2000.  The weathered-looking building and beautiful forest landscape make it a

Atomic Idaho – East Idaho Desert

Atomic Idaho – East Idaho Desert

Atomic research plays a big role in the history of eastern Idaho.  I recently learned that the first city in the world powered by atomic energy was Arco Idaho.  Scientists first made usable power from a nuclear reactor in 1951 at the National