Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-31-2013   #1
bum, Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 72
Living in Idaho Falls

Anyone out there living or have lived in Idaho Falls? How is it? I'm interviewing for a job there. Any info would be great!

ntibbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013   #2
pocatello, Idaho
Paddling Since: 1991
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 471
Population is about 50% Mormon. Really limits dating for singles.

The town is clean, light traffic and generally affordable.

the paddling community seems weak, Pocatello is much better.

lots of engineers and nuclear industry types.

overall good outdoor access within 1-2 hours. not great in 30 minutes

fiya79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013   #3
West By God, Wyoming
Paddling Since: 1999
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 289
Mormons everywhere, even more so than in Utah. Otherwise, its pretty sweet, especially if you're into trout fishing. Good whitewater options within reasonable distance. Snake River, Grey's River, Fall's River, Black Canyon of the Bear River, Mesa Falls, Bitch Creek and Gros Ventre River all within two hours drive. Central Idaho and Payette system is not much further.
Paddle Iraq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013   #4
StGeorge, Utah
Paddling Since: 1972
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 13
Yeah don't move there, the Mormons will have you converted and living a life so full of joy and happiness that you won't even miss boating on Sundays. Sounds terrible to me! Not really though.
Dustin Judd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013   #5
no tengo
mania's Avatar
Baytopia, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1876
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,768
If there was the perfect whitewater town but half the adults insisted on believing in Santa I think I still might go for it. if they wanted to behead you for not believing in santa I would stay the heck out. I am sure there is some discrimination towards non-mormons but certainly nothing to worry about. try to get a feel for this during your job-interview especially.
mania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013   #6
Jake D's Avatar
Seattle, Washington
Paddling Since: 2009
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 58
Grew up there. I wouldn't say there was discrimination towards non-Mormons, but it limited the social opportunities. Has semi-close access to some of the more beautiful places on earth - Tetons, Central Idaho, Yellowstone. Always seemed easy to get away from people.
Jake D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013   #7
dirtbagkayaker's Avatar
Bazzaro, World
Paddling Since: 2020
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,324
Originally Posted by fiya79 View Post

Pocatello is much better.
O-man that aint saying much now is it?

I lived in Pokie for a couple years. The Portneuf was the first river I ever kayaked. We put in near Lava hot springs and floated cow pastures. ISU pool is where I learned to roll. back in the day; the Elk in the zoo were the best part of town!

PS: I disagree with limited social opportunities. every girl it meet wanted to "save my sole" just play along and you'll have a great time!
dirtbagkayaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013   #8
Grand Junction, Colorado
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 434
I don't really know too much about Idaho Falls, but I will say that pretty much every time I drive through the section of I-15 between Pocatello and Idaho Falls, it seems like the wind is always blowing snow across the road in Idaho Falls and Pocatello is usually dry, less windy, and a bit warmer. I think the access to good skiing would be better in Idaho Falls. After you drive north from Pocatello, the landscape opens up and it the wind cuts into you. To put in perspective, I thought the winter was fairly mild in Helena, Montana. When I would head south toward Idaho Falls, it always felt bitterly cold because of the wind.
When we quit believing in our corrupt political system, it will finally fall apart. REVOLUTION!!!
Outlaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013   #9
pocatello, Idaho
Paddling Since: 1991
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 471
I.F. has good access to Jackson and Taghee for skiing but the local hill is not great. Pebble Creek out of Pocatello is a much better local hill.

I too took ISU kayak classes and later taught there.

Pocatello river access is basically an hour longer drive for everything. But Pocatello is in a valley and is protected from the wind and has about a 2 week extension on both ends of the growing season for gardens and such over I.F.
I.F. is windy but not crazy cold. go 20 more mile north and it drops temps 10 more degrees and wind up 20mph higher.

Overall the Mormon factor isn't that big of a deal. I have been in and out of the club. No noticeable difference to me. Though I am clean cut and thus people assume I am Mormon.

Overall if the job is good and the pay is decent it is a great town for the outdoors.
fiya79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013   #10
Dipshit with the most.
carvedog's Avatar
Bellevue, Idaho
Paddling Since: 1991
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,497
Wind in SE Idaho? Surely you jest.

flya - is it true you have to get stomped out?

carvedog is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mesa Falls in Idaho this season? MountainLove270 Whitewater Kayaking 2 06-03-2012 05:33 AM
Ride Share from Riggins to Idaho Falls, 7/21 Wagmore Kayaking | Trip Planner 0 07-16-2011 03:19 PM
Any one in or near Twin Falls, Idaho? Matt J Whitewater Kayaking 9 08-31-2010 10:14 PM
IDAHO FALLS RIVER DANGER 3d360 River Access & Safety Alerts! 0 05-15-2009 09:09 PM
lower mesa falls idaho boof512 Whitewater Kayaking 0 04-01-2004 12:47 AM

» Classified Ads
Hala Atcha 86 w stompbox

posted by Rendezvous River Sports

hala atcha is a great whitewater sup

Kokatat Dry Suit small

posted by peg2016

Kokatat dry suit small.Excellent condition with new...

Fluid Flirt (med)

posted by dlanci

Medium Fluid Flirt. Bought brand new in 2007. Great river...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.