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Deep in the heart of central Idaho, the isolated community of Big Creek was once the sole province of miners, Forest Service personnel and eccentrics. Today, the hodgepodge collection of homes on the boundary of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness still remains a destination for those who want to get about as far away from city life in Idaho as possible.
We travel the rugged roads to Big Creek to talk with those who have thrived on its remoteness, including 100-year old Wilbur Wiles, who used to live in the area through the deep winters; Carrie Pitts, who "came alive" there; and Colleen Back and Bruce Parker, two pilots who forged a deep relationship over their mutual love for Big Creek.