The weather remained rather gray and
dismal in Mountain Home so I decided to "go to the sun" instead
of letting it come to me. I heard the mountains were suppose to be
bright, sunny and relatively warm so I headed up Highway 20 on
January 17, 2009.
You can see the top and edges of the fog and low clouds that have plagued Mountain Home for a week.
Once I got just past Tollgate, Idaho I
popped out of the fog and grayness into brilliant blue skies and full
sun. The sunshine and snow pack made the drive north and east of
Mountain Home quite wonderful as I've hardly seen the sun in the last
I continued eastward stopping to take
in the scenery near the Little Camas Inn, Castle Rock and then an
extended stop in Fairfield Idaho. The last time I was in Fairfield
was in October 2007 and it didn't impress me very much. But now it
appears that this little town wants to let the world know where it is
and why you should visit it. They have a small but prominent sign on
Main Street (Soldier Road) that indicated Fairfield is the "Gateway
to the Sawtooth Mountains". They also seem to be playing up the
"Ski Town" aspect with Soldier Mountain Ski Resort less than 20
minutes from "downtown". Good for you Fairfield and I wish you
great success in building a name for yourself.
Pictures of Fairfield Idaho - If you
cannot see the slideshow below, try the following links:
More about Fairfield, Idaho:
2007 Population: An estimated
410 people and slowly increasing.
Fairfield, Idaho is the County Seat of Camas County.
Zip Code for Fairfield: 83347.
Predominant Ancestry of Citizens:
English, Irish and German ancestries make up well over half the
population of Fairfield, Idaho.
Camas County High School Statistics:
- 9th Grade Enrollment : 11
- 10th Grade Enrollment : 17
- 11th Grade Enrollment : 15
- 12th Grade Enrollment : 20
Fairfield is the only incorporated city
in Camas County, Idaho.