I recently added another mountain top to my collection, Box peak (8240 ft. and unnamed on many maps). Box is the prominent peak to the North and East, as seen from downtown McCall, Idaho and Payette lake. It resides in the Salmon River Mountains in the Lick Creek subrange. Approach is a very straightforward hike … More Mountain Pose ~ Box Peak ~
This spring, my wife and I embarked on a long planned 24 mile hike along the gorgeous, rugged, and remote wilderness Hells Canyon National Historic Trail, along the Snake River. The hike began not on foot, but aboard the Kirby Ranch triple jet, jetboat. We hitched a ride from Pittsburgh Landing, with the annual Hells … More Take A Hike With Me: Hells Canyon National Historic Trail ~ Idaho, U.S.A.
Take a look at some of my favorite photos, from a recent trip to Silver Falls State Park, in beautiful Oregon, U.S.A. The fall colors were creeping in, and added a wonderful diversity of color, in this temperate rain forest. There are 10 waterfalls to observe, and they are a fine sight, many of which … More Flow With The Falls: Silver Falls State Park, Oregon, U.S.A.
A year or so ago I began planning an out and back hike to visit my good pals who just took over as the new caretakers/head guides, of one of the iconic Salmon River wilderness ranches, Shepp Ranch Outfitters. The private ranch is located at the confluence of the Salmon river, and Crooked creek, … More Take A Hike With Me Through The Gospel Hump Wilderness Of Idaho: Into Shepp Ranch And Back
Blue skies can quickly turn dark grey on the Salmon River, at Shepp Ranch. A days work was complete, so a few chairs, and a cold beer were in order to watch, and listen to the show.
This afternoon image, of the Black Butte’s, was captured from the remote, and breathtaking Johnson Saddle in the Gospel Hump Wilderness of Idaho, U.S.A. The Black Buttes are an exposed, eroded, and minuscule section of North America’s largest batholith, the Idaho Batholith. When you hike along the base of those rocks, and cliffs, it is … More A Wisp in the Black Buttes
Here is a recent capture of a stormy evening down in Idaho’s, Salmon River gorge at the iconic Shepp Ranch. A light mix of sun and rain made for some wonderful viewing down river from the grounds of the ranch when I took this photo. I had hiked in nearly thirty miles over three days … More Let The Sun Shine Through On The Salmon River
The nationally designated wild and scenic Rapid river flows out of one of Idaho, U.S.A’s most impressive wilderness mountain ranges, the Seven Devils. Once the edge of the Pacific ocean these ancient mountains now sit high above the Pacific Northwest river country they surround. The highest peaks tower nearly 10,000 feet above the depths of … More On the edge of “Hell”: Rapid River Wild and Scenic River and Trail
My previous post, “Monochrome Madness”, has me thinking about black and white images. This shot is from our camp at Summerland, on the Wonderland trail, day 8, at Mount Rainier N.P. It had been snowing, and when the storm broke, the 8,886 ft. K Spire peak, and the surrounding volcanic rock, and glaciers emerged from … More Misty Mountain ~ K Spire
With the latest round of snowy weather, the Salmon River Mountains of Idaho are under 2 feet of snow, on the higher peaks, with a few inches lingering still in McCall, at 5000 ft. It seems like, because it was, only a few weeks ago that I was enjoying some mid-autumn hikes to Snowslide Lake, … More Colors On The Mountain