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.
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
I have a love for lichens, mosses, and liverworts. I came across this lichen covered tree on a recent hike to Snow-slide lake in the Salmon River mountains. A maple shrub, a week into its yellow fall colors, was behind the tree, and I thought it all made for a wonderful yellow display! The trail … More Do You Lichen Yellow?
With a heavy dose of evergreen conifer here in the Salmon River Mountains of Idaho, the fiery patches of brush in autumn offer up some of the classic colors we search for this time of year. This is at Deep lake, 15 miles by car from McCall, Idaho. The hike into this serene spot, is … More Crimson With Yellow On The Lake