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Old 01-29-2016, 03:35 PM
 
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How crowded can I expect it to be?

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Old 01-30-2016, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho
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It might be tough to find a place to stay but it is worth the trip for sure. It is fun walking around the ice sculptures and enjoying the atmosphere. Many people that drive up there from the Boise area may not be as familiar with the mountain roads so they drive painfully slow. Last weekend, I drove back from Tamarack and a person would slow down to about 20 mph even when the signs suggest slowing down to 40, etc. I don't mind people being cautious, but they should really use the slow vehicle turn outs since the law requires you to if you are delaying 3 or more vehicles.

During McCall Winter Carnival, 4th of July, etc., I just figure it will take me an extra half hour or more depending on time of day and/or road conditions. Take your camera, look for deer and elk and enjoy the trip!
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Old 01-30-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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It might be tough to find a place to stay but it is worth the trip for sure. It is fun walking around the ice sculptures and enjoying the atmosphere. Many people that drive up there from the Boise area may not be as familiar with the mountain roads so they drive painfully slow. Last weekend, I drove back from Tamarack and a person would slow down to about 20 mph even when the signs suggest slowing down to 40, etc. I don't mind people being cautious, but they should really use the slow vehicle turn outs since the law requires you to if you are delaying 3 or more vehicles.

During McCall Winter Carnival, 4th of July, etc., I just figure it will take me an extra half hour or more depending on time of day and/or road conditions. Take your camera, look for deer and elk and enjoy the trip!
Thanks! I was going to go up today with friends, but more pressing matters came up.

See you guys tomorrow?
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:02 AM
 
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It might be tough to find a place to stay but it is worth the trip for sure. It is fun walking around the ice sculptures and enjoying the atmosphere. Many people that drive up there from the Boise area may not be as familiar with the mountain roads so they drive painfully slow. Last weekend, I drove back from Tamarack and a person would slow down to about 20 mph even when the signs suggest slowing down to 40, etc. I don't mind people being cautious, but they should really use the slow vehicle turn outs since the law requires you to if you are delaying 3 or more vehicles.

During McCall Winter Carnival, 4th of July, etc., I just figure it will take me an extra half hour or more depending on time of day and/or road conditions. Take your camera, look for deer and elk and enjoy the trip!
That is so true. Overly cautious people are as annoying as the idiots who drive the big pick up trucks who like to tailgate everyone on those winding roads.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:43 AM
 
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Sometimes they're more dangerous.

I wish they'd install cameras on Highway 55 and actually fine people who don't pull over when there are more than 3 cars behind them.
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:10 AM
 
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Sometimes they're more dangerous.

I wish they'd install cameras on Highway 55 and actually fine people who don't pull over when there are more than 3 cars behind them.
Is that a law? I'm not being a smart***. If that's not a law, it should be!
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho
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Yes, the Idaho Driver's Manual states on page 2-4:
Slow-Moving Vehicles
Any vehicle traveling slower than the normal speed of traffic delaying three or more other vehicles in a rural area or on a two-lane highway must turn off the road wherever safe to let the other vehicles pass.
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