Boise has great nature. We spotted a great horned owl in the wild, not by the cliff holes below but farther along the trail. The owl was about two feet tall and fanning its wings, resting in a tree.
Old Idaho State Penitentiary was active until 1973. During its 101 years, the penitentiary experienced five major riots and 500 escaped prisoners, with nearly 100 of the escapees never caught.
It was easy to find evidence of beavers in Boise.
Camel's Back / Hulls Gulch Reserve is about 300 acres at the base of the foothills in Boise.