A great string of weather in the Northeast the last few days will continue into Thursday. The Pacific Northwest rivals New England for best weather with two states in the top 5. In Vermont, a few perfect 10 locations such as West Bridgewater and Wallingford.
Out West, the highest number of perfect 10’s will be in California just inland from the coast. Philo, Gueneville (which seems to appear a lot), Novato, Woodside, Corralitos, and Refugio Beach. Scattered 10’s also appear in the mountains of Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The only towns in this group is Prichard and Murray, Idaho. A few in Wyoming and Montana as well.
In 1882, A.J. Prichard discovered gold on Prichard Creek. Word of this gold strike on a tributary of the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River spread like wildfire, and by 1885 more than 10,000 people had traveled to the gold fields in hopes of cashing in on the gold rush. Murray, Idaho established itself as the central city of what was the last great mining stampede in the Lower 48, and became the Cradle City of the Coeur d’Alene Mining District.
Check out the Sprag Pole Museum if you’re ever in Murray. A sprag pole is named after the supporting poles once needed to help hold up the wooden walls in hard winters.
Best 1. Vermont 2. Idaho 3. Pennsylvania 4. New York 5. Oregon
Worst 1. Kansas 2. Oklahoma 3. Alaska 4. Texas 5. Florida