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    Idaho?

    Wouldn't Idaho be more of a mountain state than a PacNW? Geography wise, it's like 400 miles from the pacific, contains a big chunk of rockies, and it has mountain state weather. It's in the mountain timezone and the people are much similer to those in the other mountain states than to the people on the coast.
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    Idaho

    Not all of Idaho is in the Mt. time zone--a good swath of it is still in the Pacific Time Zone--but still, a mountain state, or maybe there should be a category for the Inland Northwest that encompasses Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, Moscow, Pullman, etc...
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    I believe that Idaho is technically part of the "Inland Empire" of which Spokane is the capital......

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    ha spokane is weak. boise > spokane

    Most of idaho's population is near the oregon/washington borders.. i am always going to oregon and washington..
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    I hear ya on that one, and they still consider texas south yet last time i checked they are located in the southern central region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmotoguy View Post
    ha spokane is weak. boise > spokane
    LOL. Glad to hear it though, as it looks like I'll be living in Boise in the very near future...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deanoldo View Post
    "Inland Empire"
    >> i think this unfortunate appellation still belongs to the 909

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    We are west of the rockies which puts us in the pacific region. But yeah, no rain forests around here. Especially southern Idaho.
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    We are a region unto ourselves, and soon we shall secede....

    fwiw, after 25 years in Idaho I've only set foot in Boise once or twice but know Seattle like the back of my hand.

    And try to forget about Spokane whenever possible, tho we'll spend tonight there....

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    I've read that the boundaries of the Pacific Northwest can be defined by how far upriver the salmon can go. By this definition, Idaho fits.

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    Lewiston, Idaho, is this country's furthermost inland seaport. Barges can and do come up the Columbia directly from the Pacific Ocean to pick up and drop off at the Potlatch plant in Lewiston.

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    Most of idaho's population is near the oregon/washington borders..
    True that... there's the string of small towns in the south and southeast along the Snake River plain... Twin Falls, Burley, Rexburg, etc. I sometimes make road trips to visit family in Arizona and make a point to hit the foothill trails around Boise on the MTB. Fun!

    A friend who lives in Nampa refers to Idaho geographically as "a stick connected to a box".

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    And Ketchum, ID is mountain bike heaven!

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