Orofino stole my heart last summer. From my first day in this amazing town it immediately captured my heart. Between the gorgeous scenery and wild life to the most kindhearted citizens there was no way I wasn’t going to fall in love with this small town.

I spent 3 months in Orofino for an internship but after being here for only a month I realized this is where I belonged. I knew it was only a matter of time before I came back for good. Coming from Arizona it was like stepping into an alternate reality filled with wildlife, trees and more trees.

I spent most of my weekends in Idaho adventuring and traveling around the state and the whole Pacific Northwest. I was left utterly speechless every time I drove to a new place. Every single town I drove through and stopped at left me in awe of its raw beauty. From Orofino to Elk River to Lewiston to Spokane to Coeur de Alene to Seattle, there was not one disappointment.

Everything I needed and wanted to experience was within a maximum of a 5 hour drive. If you ever come to Orofino, make sure to stay at the best B&B in town and get to know Jo with her unbelievably delicious cooking and warmest heart. Then make sure you go check out the Dworshak Dam, Dent Bridge and definitely find time to spend on Dworshak lake you will not be disappointed.

I honestly am so happy to be back in town and calling it home! Happy adventuring!

-Kali Gagné Morici

P.S. Check out my summer time video here!