Saturday, April 5, 2008

The West Edge of the Boise Foothills

Another cloudy, dark day in Boise. This is a shot of the west edge of the Boise Foothills. We'll be going up to the central and east side today. The homes on the ridge are big - at least 3,000 square feet and up. The scrub and grass hillsides match up with what the desert south of town looks like. Unless a tree is deliberately planted, it doesn't grow naturally in these areas. Cloud cover obscures the mountains beyond, normally, you can see the "tree line" - where mostly evergreens grow.


  1. With no trees or anything, they dont worry about slides?

  2. Hi Jim - thanks for stopping by. Mudslides have rarely happened around here, probably most credited to our lack of rain. The scrub brush grass helps anchor the hillsides, and the composition of the clay-based soil also helps keep hillsides solid.


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