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 ~
Looking back a couple weeks from the Lick creek subrange, of the Salmon River Mountains, just outside of McCall,Idaho. The smoke was thick for a few weeks this summer, and though it limits adventure, I still made it out into the backcountry.
I was 2 cups of coffee into my morning a couple days back, when I saw something large land in one of the big standing dead ponderosa trees here at the cottage. I scrambled out with my camera and had the chance to capture a few images of this Great Blue Heron high up in … More Great Blue Heron Tops Ponderosa
It is morel season in central Idaho! Hooray!!
The crystal clear, calm waters on Payette lake with the subtlest hints of shades of green on the shore line, caught my eye on a recent hike. The last remnants of ice barely holding on. Then I saw an eye in the lake looking at me! (=
As the last bits of snow (at 5000 ft, plenty up high still) melt up here in the West Central mountains of Idaho, U.S.A., some of the first Earthlings to emerge happy, and eager are the succulents, spiders, and ground cover creeping plants.
Winter’s grip is close in the Salmon River Mountains of Idaho, U.S.A. As I publish this post, the snow is falling outside. Two weekends ago, I took a couple hour drive from my house in McCall, Idaho, into the high country, to enjoy my last trip before my only access will be from snowmobile. The … More Sunday Drive To Fisher Creek Saddle ~ 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.
Three Trees Stand In Light Misty Air Mixes With Sun Sway In The Morning
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