Enjoy the beauty and wonder of Idaho’s great outdoors from the comfort of your indoor oasis with hourlong encores of Outdoor Idaho in August. Outdoor Idaho airs Thursdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM. Or stream episodes On Demand the same day.
Idaho Geology, A Convergence of Wonders airs August 3 and 6. The Gem State’s story is written in stone, which reveals the forces that produced a landscape that unites, divides, and binds together Idahoans. Geologists Bill Bonnichsen and Marty Godchaux lead a tour through the complexities of the topic. Outdoor enthusiasts play amid unique formations — they ski on sand dunes, kayak through canyons, raft over waterfalls, climb rocky outcroppings, and dive into fossil water. The special includes videos of geologic events and examples gathered over decades.
Wooden Boats, Wondrous Lakes airs August 10 and 13. Film crews follow the wake of classic boats, with their graceful lines, across Idaho’s big lakes, and meet the people who have made the restoration of wooden boats their passion. The hourlong program visits wooden boat shows in McCall, Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint, and explores the character of these wooden works of art.
Yellowstone’s Cascade Corner airs August 17 and 20. The lush southwestern corner of the park that extends from Wyoming into Idaho is a region of huge meadows, twisting canyons, and countless waterfalls. Reached on foot or by horseback, these 200 square miles of the park are a wonderful wilderness escape for hardy adventurers.
Gold Rush Days and Ghost Towns airs August 24 and 27. Thousands of gold seekers pour into Idaho Territory in the 1860s constructing instant cities in rugged terrain. This look at the past and present of these towns — some only a memory, others active county seats — includes interviews with descendants of the miners of yesteryear.
Idaho’s Scenic Byways airs August 31 and September 3. Cameras capture scenes from the state’s system of more than 2,400 miles of official Scenic, Historic or Backcountry byways. The routes crisscross the state to reveal natural wonders, geologic and historic sites, and the varied topography of Idaho.