Welcome to North Idaho

To live in a place other people dream of visiting is incredible. Through the lens of my camera OnLocation North Idaho will bring you a slice of life as we know it in the Idaho panhandle. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Put another log on the fire

In North Idaho the wood stove is still a staple of keeping warm. Woodburning fireplaces are standard features in the most modest homes and magnificent mansions. Locals know that Tamarack and red fir produce the most heat when burned. Entrepreneurs with a pick-up truck and a chain saw sell firewood by the cord or truckload. Firewood is commonly measured in cords, with a standard cord being tightly piled wood in a stack 4 feet wide and 4 feet high by 8 feet long. A personal use firewood permit from the Idaho Panhandle National Forest costs $20 for cutting up to four cords and $5 for each additional cord. A permit is good for gathering firewood from the time of purchase through March 31 of the following year. So put another log on the fire as Autumn's arrival starts to cool things off in beautiful North Idaho.
Copy and paste this link for listings of ranger district offices: http://www.fs.fed.us/ipnf/visit/offices.html

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