Aspen and Lava, Owyhee Canyonlands - Idaho
South of a small private dirt path (with the peculiar name of 'Dickshooter Road') deep within the Owyhee Canyonlands, there is a stream that splits a wide acreage of tumbled basalt stone. In the spring, the stream flows, the trees become green, and for a short period of time - the desert blooms.
Wild Iris, Owyhee Desert - Idaho
Each spring, in certain areas of the lower desert of the Owyhee Canyonlands, wild iris bloom in incredible numbers - their purple and yellow streaked faces can be seen for miles, often times mistaken for small flat pools of water - like a mirage.
Mud Flat Road, Owyhee Desert - Idaho
Early spring along southern Idaho's Mud Flat Road offers expansive views of the ripening deserts and canyons, and the rare and un-welcomed opportunity to dig your Subaru out of the mud.