Welcome to sagebrush country. No, it's not just what you see going 75 on the interstate.
Beneath the brushy sagebrush lies all kinds of plants, from beautiful bunch grasses, to shrubs that mule deer eat like candy, to lush forbs. In spring this place will be full of wildflowers.
Keep an eye out and you could see a sage grouse, a badger, a burrowing owl, even a mountain lion. Chances are, there's a prairie falcon flying overhead, or a even golden eagle.
There are deep canyons and high desert plateaus to explore and there could be herd of bighorn sheep just around the bend. Take in the view, as spectacular here as anything you'd find in Utah or Arizona, without the crowds of tourists.
Welcome to the heart of Idaho's living desert: The Owyhees.