Fb Faves

Each month, we post the five most popular photos or videos that appeared in the previous calendar month on IDAHO magazine’s Facebook page.

January 2024

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First Place, Anna Kirkpatrick. Reach: 343,018.
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Second Place, Steve Kearby. Reach: 122,236.
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Third Place, Steve Kearby. Reach: 58,354.
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Fourth Place, Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 57,307.
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Fifth Place, Clete Edmunson. Reach: 48,142.
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First Place

1/14: Driggs, two days ago. Our little one-stoplight town is always at its best during a snowstorm. ~Photo by Anna Kirkpatrick. Reach: 343,018.

Second Place

1/6: Box Canyon Springs near Hagerman. ~Photo by Steve Kearby. Reach: 122,236.

Third Place

1/28: Doublespring Peak just north of Mount Borah in the Lost River Range. ~Photo by Steve Kearby. Reach: 58,354.

Fourth Place

1/12: Middle Fork of the Payette, Crouch. ~Photo by Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 57,307.

Fifth Place

1/13: John Edmunson in 2002 at the ruins of a cabin near Warren where he lived with his parents and siblings during the Great Depression. ~Photo by Clete Edmunson. Reach: 48,142.

December 2023

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First Place, Rick Carlson. Reach: 341,132.
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Second Place, John O’Bryan. Reach: 128,810.
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Third Place, Marlena Hughes. Reach: 115, 325.
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Fourth Place, Michael Edminster. Reach: 57,963.
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Fifth Place, Thomas Campagna. Reach: 56,724.
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First Place

12/27: Main Street, Salmon. ~Photo by Rick Carlson. Reach: 341,132.

Second Place

12/11: Lewiston early this month, with the Snake River Canyon lit up by evening light. ~Photo by John O’Bryan. Reach: 128,810.

Third Place

12/17: A bit of history along the Payette River. The Thunder Mountain Line was once a joy to many. ~Photo by Marlena Hughes. Reach: 115, 325.

Fourth Place

12/19: Sheep bridge across the Big Wood River under new snowfall this year. ~Photo by Michael Edminster. Reach: 57,963.

Fifth Place

12/5: Snake River Canyon near Twin Falls. ~Photo by Thomas Campagna. Reach: 56,724.

November 2023

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First Place, Gail Craig. Reach: 34,514.
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Second Place, Kristin Balsz Staggs. Reach: 32,000.
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Third Place, Debbie Cline. Reach: 31,787.
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Fourth Place, Kristin Balsz Staggs. Reach: 27,641.
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Fifth Place, T.J. Park. Reach: 26,851.
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First Place

11/15: Colors reflected on the Clearwater River, close to Orofino, on Oct 22 of this year. ~Photo by Gail Craig. Reach: 34,514.

Second Place

11/30: Horsethief Reservoir, Cascade. ~Photo by Kristin Balsz Staggs. Reach: 32,000.

Third Place

11/17: A beautiful building in Triumph, southeast of Ketchum. ~Photo by Debbie Cline. Reach: 31,787.

Fourth Place

11/22: Two views of Stanley Lake. ~Photos by Kristin Balsz Staggs. Reach: 27,641.

Fifth Place

11/11: Lost River Range. ~Photos by T.J. Park. Reach: 26,851.

October 2023

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First Place, Marlena Hughes. Reach: 85,235.
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Second Place, Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 52,331.
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Third Place, Belinda Smith. Reach: 47,603.
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Fourth Place, Gail Craig. Reach: 41,439.
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Fifth Place, Glenn Prichard. Reach: 37,610.
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First Place

10/11: Hidden Springs, outside Boise. ~Photo by Marlena Hughes. Reach: 85,235.

Second Place

10/26: Confluence of the Malad River and Snake River. ~Photo by Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 52,331.

Third Place

10/19: Clearwater River near Orofino. ~Photo by Belinda Smith. Reach: 47,603.

Fourth Place

10/24: A foggy early morning on the Clearwater River between Orofino and Kamiah. ~Photo by Gail Craig. Reach: 41,439.

Fifth Place

10/22: My back yard in Star. ~Photo by Glenn Prichard. Reach: 37,610.

September 2023

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First Place, Rusty Bowman. Reach: 73,186.
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Second Place, Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 73,040.
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Third Place, Sandra Salazar. Reach: 59,271.
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Fourth Place, Chuck Decorte. Reach: 51,412.
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Fifth Place, Pat Walters. Reach: 46,769.
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First Place

9/5: This was during a three-day independent kayaking trip on Big Creek in the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness. ~Photo by Rusty Bowman. Reach: 73,186.

Second Place

9/4: Below Stolle Meadows on the road to Cupp Corral, Valley County. ~Photo by Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 73,040.

Third Place

9/10: Up in Pine, north of Anderson Ranch Reservoir. ~Photo by Sandra Salazar. Reach: 59,271.

Fourth Place

9/6: Hells Canyon. ~Photo by Chuck Decorte. Reach: 51,412.

Fifth Place

9/16: North Payette River. ~Photo by Pat Walters. Reach: 46,769.

August 2023

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First Place, Fred F. Brown. Reach: 140,474.
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Second Place, Brian Wartchow. Reach: 132,170.
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Third Place, Michael Stubbs. Reach: 89,785.
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Fourth Place, Lisa Haney. Reach: 56,969.
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Fifth Place, Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 56,408.
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First Place

8/23: North Fork of the Payette River between Payette Lake and Upper Payette Lake. ~Photo by Fred F. Brown. Reach: 140,474.

Second Place

8/21: Sunrise along the Greenbelt in Idaho Falls. ~Photo by Brian Wartchow. Reach: 132,170.

Third Place

8/19: This is somewhere in southern Idaho, near a privately owned yurt that has become a celebrated secret among friends who go there regularly. Photo by Michael Stubbs. Reach: 89,785.

Fourth Place

8/01: This is called Christ’s Indian Paintbrush. This species is only found on top of Mt. Harrison. Nowhere else in the world. ~Photo by Lisa Haney. Reach: 56,969.

Fifth Place

8/22: Wildflowers near Ola. ~Photo by Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 56,408.

July 2023

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First Place, Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 132,158.
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Second Place, Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 61,045.
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Third Place, Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 40,807.
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Fourth Place, Brad Eells. Reach: 37,571.
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Fifth Place, Larry Cohen. Reach: 30,298.
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First Place

7/31: South Fork of the Salmon River in late June. ~Photo by Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 132,158.

Second Place

7/7: Sheep Crossing Bridge. The swinging, rickety bridge, built in 1965, allows sheep to cross from the Bennett Hills and Timmerman Hills into the Wood River Valley near Hailey. ~Photo by Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 61,045.

Third Place

7/22: Camas Prairie Centennial Marsh on June 10, but the spotlight was on Soldier Mountain. ~Photo by Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 40,807.

Fourth Place

7/14: Cabin at Lower Stanley. ~Photo by Brad Eells. Reach: 37,571.

Fifth Place

7/1: This image of Sun Valley taken from Dollar Mountain is one of many stunning shots in the July issue of IDAHO magazine. ~Photo by Larry Cohen. Reach: 30,298.

June 2023

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First Place, Michelle Cornwell. Reach: 296,953.
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Second Place, Kristin Balsz Staggs. Reach: 72,988.
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Third Place, Larry Cohen. Reach: 65,860.
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Fourth Place, Randy Dingman. Reach: 43,065.
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Fifth Place, Link Jackson. Reach: 42,300.
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First Place

6/27: Lost Creek waterfall, in between Council and New Meadows, running very low in June. ~Photo by Michelle Cornwell. Reach: 296,953.

Second Place

6/23: Snake River, Twin Falls. ~Photo by Kristin Balsz Staggs. Reach: 72,988.

Third Place

6/26: This was taken this past weekend at Baker Lake north of Ketchum. Many alpine lakes are still not reachable due to snow even though we now have summer temperatures. ~Photo by Larry Cohen. Reach: 65,860.

Fourth Place

6/03: North Fork Coeur d’Alene River. ~Photo by Randy Dingman. Reach: 43,065.

Fifth Place

6/15: This is the Sawtooths a week or so ago. Most amazing sunset I have ever witnessed. ~Photo by Link Jackson. Reach: 42,300.

May 2023

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First Place, Barb Hagen. Reach: 81,414.
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Second Place, Allen-Cameron. Reach: 73,744.
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Third Place, Michelle Cornwell. Reach: 70,168.
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Fourth Place, Layne Civello. Reach: 29,150.
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Fifth Place, Michelle Cornwell. Reach: 22,545.
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First Place

5/3: Barn on US Hwy 95 north of Moscow. ~Photo by Barb Hagen. Reach: 81,414.

Second Place

5/14: Above Council on the Council-Cuprum Road last July. ~Photo by Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 73,744.

Third Place

5/13: Lost Creek, Council. ~Photo by Michelle Cornwell. Reach: 70,168.

Fourth Place

5/31: We drove up past Arrowrock Dam and the Boise River there is so peaceful and beautiful. Pristine with sandy areas that are like white beach sand. The colors in the water are amazing. ~Photo by Layne Civello. Reach: 29,150.

Fifth Place

5/26: Lake Lowell in mid-May. ~Photo by Michelle Cornwell. Reach: 22,545.

April 2023

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First Place, Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 212,648.
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Second Place, Merilie Dawn Blickenstaff. Reach: 72,148.
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Third Place, Layne Civello. Reach: 43,675.
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Fourth Place, Richard H. Holms, Jr. Reach: 35,947.
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Fifth Place, Gail Craig. Reach: 31,240.
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First Place

4/11: Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls. ~Photo by Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 212,648.

Second Place

4/13: Salmon River Canyon north of Riggins on Highway 95. ~Photo by Merilie Dawn Blickenstaff. Reach: 72,148.

Third Place

4/21: Taken on a drive from Prairie to Boise on the back roads. It’s such a beautiful drive and the Boise River is gorgeous. ~Photo by Layne Civello. Reach: 43,675.

Fourth Place

Climbing out of the South Fork of the Salmon River Canyon above the Willey Ranch airstrip. Photo by Richard H. Holms, Jr. Reach: 35,947.

Fifth Place

A buck near Lewiston. ~Photo by Gail Craig. Reach: 31,240.

March 2023

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First Place, Dave Bower. Reach: 69,308.
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Second Place, Jacki Fuhrmann. Reach: 56,571.
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Third Place, Sherry Briscoe. Reach: 52,441.
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Fourth Place, Dave Bower. Reach: 32,320.
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Fifth Place, Debbie Cline. Reach: 31,915.
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First Place

The Beck Barn in Lanark, in the Bear Lake Valley, collapsed this winter under the record snowfall. ~Photo by Dave Bower. Reach: 69,308.

Second Place

My wife took this photo on Glenwood Road, Kamiah, and did not even see the power pole at the time.~Photo by Jacki Fuhrmann. Reach: 56,571.

Third Place

The iconic Rainbow Bridge, Payette River. ~Photo by Sherry Briscoe. Reach: 52,441.

Fourth Place

Another one bites the dust. The Bern School at Bear Lake became the latest victim of this harsh winter. ~Photo by Dave Bower. Reach: 32,320.

Fifth Place

Bruneau Dunes. ~Photo by Debbie Cline. Reach: 31,915.

February 2023

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First Place, Lisa Sullivan. Reach: 128,213.
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Second Place, Barb Hagen. Reach: 35,829.
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Third Place, Kellen Logan. Reach: 26,749.
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Fourth Place, Kim-Allen Cameron. Reach: 21,962.
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Fifth Place, Nita Robinson. Reach: 20,048.
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First Place

2/6: Near Palisades, almost home. ~Photo by Lisa Sullivan. Reach: 128,213.

Second Place

2/18: This is on private property in Latah County, not open to the public, but a favorite photo of mine. ~Photo by Barb Hagen. Reach: 35,829.

Third Place

2/19: About twenty miles north of Salmon, looking west toward the Montana border just a few miles away, November 2022. ~Photo by Kellen Logan. Reach: 26,749.

Fourth Place

2/18:  Malad River. ~Photo by Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 21,962.

Fifth Place

2/16: This scene looked so peaceful and calm on a very cold December morning in the Palouse. ~Photo by Nita Robinson. Reach: 20,048.

January 2023

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First Place, Tom Lopez. Reach: Reach: 177,682. See video below.
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Second Place, Belinda Smith. Reach: 91,017.
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Third Place, Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 69,742.
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Fourth Place, Gail Craig. Reach: 62,702.
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Fifth Place, Anna Kirkpatrick. Reach: 48,465.
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First Place

1/30: Elk crossing Table Rock Road. A nice addendum to my January article. ~Video by Tom Lopez. Reach: 177,682.

Second Place

1/25: Clearwater River, Highway 12 near Orofino. ~Photo by Belinda Smith. Reach: 91,017.

Third Place

1/28: Highway 21 before Idaho City. ~Photo by Kim Allen-Cameron. Reach: 69,742.

Fourth Place

1/31: There is a third buck in this photo, if you can spot him, on the left. He’s snoozing in the grass. This is from Lewiston. I have a good view of the herd that hangs out here. ~Photo by Gail Craig. Reach: 62,702.

Fifth Place

1/22: Some of the amazing snow sculptures that were created by teams of sculptors in downtown Driggs, thanks to Driggs Snowscapes and Downtown Driggs Association. ~Photos by Anna Kirkpatrick. Reach: 48,465.