Monday, September 7, 2009

The Lost River Valley

This week I am in the Lost River Valley in Idaho, the location of our family ranch and homestead. This picture shows a view across the grasslands surrounding the slough, a wetlands area which is next to our original homestead located at Whiskey Springs.

At this link, you can see a picture of the cabin in which my grandfather, Ferry Larter, was born. It was originally a stage coach stop, operated by my great-grandfather, Claude Larter, who drove the passenger stage between Mackay and Challis.

I'm visiting the Lost River Valley this week for a very special reason: to celebrate the 98th birthday of my grandmother, Mabelle Larter, who still lives in her own home in Mackay, Idaho. Happy birthday, grandma! It's great to be here with you.


  1. Wonderful stuff, Raima. What a great opportunity you have. Enjoy, relax, learn.

  2. What an absolutely beautiful valley - your Grandma is beautiful!! Gorgeous spirit and smile. Happy 98th!!

  3. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I think I will leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  4. When I will be an old man ,I would like to live in a similar valley 'cause I love the nature and the rivers in the valleys !