• Jeanene

Folk Art in Council

An interesting day trip from McCall is to the rural town of Council. Spring is my favorite time of year in Council. Grass is green, flowers and fruit trees are blooming.

Folk art blooms there, too, if you know where to look. If you travel there, look for the new metal sculpture of a bicycling cowboy. He rides his bike as if it were a rearing bronco. It’s right along Highway 95 in the parking lot of the new brew house, Sprockets.

Harder to find, but worth the search, is the motorcycle weathervane out in

the country south of Council. It features a real motorcycle.

To see it yourself, go to Exeter Street as it turns south off Highway 95 and head out of town. Stay on Exeter as it twists and turns, following the arrows. A couple miles out (feels like more) you will see the weathervane on the left. A rusted old pickup sits closer to the road there. If you hit a dirt road, turn around and go back, you just missed it.

For those of you who are into this kind of thing, look for the snowmobile mailbox right on Highway 55 in Horseshoe Bend. We saw it on our last trip back from Boise and I feel sure I will never get a photo of it. Definitely unique, especially with it’s neon colors. It takes folk art to a whole new level.

Ride 'em, cowboy!

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