Whenever I have a photo shoot in the Hailey, Shoshone or Gooding area I always take the back roads. For me that means taking the old Dietrich Hwy (hwy 26) from the Rupert area. Once I hit Shoshone (and if I’m Hailey bound) its a straight shot north to Hailey. I often stop especially if the light is at the right angle to photograph , or  just enjoy the unique lava beds. They are located  about 10 miles north of Shoshone on Hyw 75.

This shot was the first time I had been through the beds just after a fresh snow and with perfect light. It kinda reminded me of an old Bev Doolittle painting.

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Jason Lugo - After many summer boating trips to the Snake River in Declo it didn't take long for Jason Lugo to realize that this is where he had to live. So he moved his family from the Herriman Utah to Declo in February of 2006 and never looked back. Being a graphic artist and photographer Jason began to discover this beautiful region through his lens. With his experience in producing a Utah magazine, it didn't take long for Jason to conceptualize and bring to life Southern Idaho Living Magazine. So now he enjoys meeting new people and discovering new places as he travels Southern Idaho shooting photography and producing great stories for Southern Idaho Living.

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So where exactly are these lava beds. I’d like to see them for myself as they look very interesting.

Tim, they are located about 10 miles north of Shoshone on Hyw 75.