Elk River Idaho, End of the Road but not End of the Line


Elk River, Idaho is quite possibly one of Idaho's unique places located at the end of Highway 8.  Elk River retains many of its early buildings including an interesting old school house.  Starting out as a thriving logging community in the late 1800's to 1930's.  Now only 125 people live there according to the national census.  

Elk River Saw Mill

This is what is left of the Potlach Saw Mill that operated in Elk River.  You can see the log pond in front of the mill and the old building in the background.  All this was captured with a stunning sunset.  The pond is calm and is almost like a mirror, that shows the bold pastel colors of the building.  

Elk River Saw Mill
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Figure 1 - Remains of the Elk River Saw Mill