06 Oct 14. Roughly a 2.5 hour drive from the condo, assuming you maintain highway speeds and don't make any stops (which I don't), will get you to Swan Valley, ID. IF you go in the fall, and IF you time it right - I've come close twice but never perfectly on target - you will get to see some of the reddest fall color anywhere! We were a few days late in 2007 and likely at least a week late this time around, but the colors were still well worth the drive! The shots I got were quite different from those in 2007 as much change has occurred since then. Some of the change made for better shooting, and some didn't, such as houses now being smack dab in the middle of the hillside forests. Nonetheless, I was able to get some shots with which I was pleased, all things being considered. The shot of those marvelous trees I'm sharing today has been modified somewhat color-wise. What the camera captured is not what I'm sharing. Instead, I looked at several images on the web of how the trees look at peak color and used that hue as the basis for shifting the red color of the leaves. Once I had those colors matching, I let everything else fall as it would. So the only real difference is that I've used a "base" red to color shift the captured image. You can go out to the web to see what other folks have posted to advertize the area for fall color tourist trade to compare. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/250 sec @ f /10.