360° VR Panoramas of the Snake River Plain and Southern Idaho
Bannock Range and Red Rock Pass
Idaho


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Red Rock Pass was the outlet for ancient Lake Bonneville

Red Rock Pass was the outlet for ancient Lake Bonneville

Red Rock Pass is where vast Lake Bonneville, ice-age predecessor of today's Great Salt Lake, overflowed to form a major tributary of the ancestral Snake River

south of Downey, Idaho

Date photographed: July 25, 2014
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Grazing land above Garden Creek Gap

Grazing land above Garden Creek Gap

The rolling terrain of the Bannock Range gives no hint of the rocky defile just below, where Garden Creek plunges through a short rocky gorge.

Bannock Range, west of Arimo, Idaho

Date photographed: July 25, 2014
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Lush vegetation in Garden Creek Gap

Lush vegetation in Garden Creek Gap

The vegetation in the sheltered gorge of Garden Creek Gap resembles that of higher in the mountains and further north

Bannock Range, west of Arimo, Idaho

Date photographed: July 25, 2014
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Narrow rocky defile of Garden Creek Gap

Narrow rocky defile of Garden Creek Gap

The rugged cliffs in Garden Creek Gap are a surprise in this area of mostly rounded landforms

Bannock Range, west of Arimo, Idaho

Date photographed: July 25, 2014
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Below Garden Creek Gap in the Portneuf River Valley

Below Garden Creek Gap in the Portneuf River Valley

Garden Creek cuts through a ridge of the Bannock Range west of Arimo.

Bannock Range, west of Arimo, Idaho

Date photographed: July 25, 2014
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Camping at Oxford Reservoir sportsman access

Camping at Oxford Reservoir sportsman access

It was getting dark and I needed a campsite. A sign saying "Sportsman's Access" led me down to the shore of tiny Oxford Lake. It wasn't a campground but it didn't say no camping

north of Oxford, Idaho

Date photographed: July 25, 2014
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Fields of barley and safflower

Fields of barley and safflower

Barley and safflower, as well as potatoes, characterize the rich loess soils of this part of Idaho

east of Oxford, Idaho

Date photographed: July 26, 2014
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