In the Idaho mountains on the edge of Lake Cascade, the town of Cascade will experience totality for a minute and 55 seconds from a few seconds before 11:27 a.m. Plan to linger longer in the area after the eclipse, as killer mountain biking, hiking, and back country camping and fishing abounds in these wild woods.
Watch: Any place along Lake Cascade will be beautiful for viewing. Or stretch your legs with a hike along the Blue Lake Trail.
Stay: The small town of Cascade is looking pretty full. So if you're not up for camping, base at The Shore Lodge on Lake Payette in the cool hamlet of McCall, about 30 minutes north, and make the drive south early on eclipse day.