Winter in the Salmon River mountains of Central Idaho covers up so much of what we love in the backcountry; colorful plants, insects (there’s a few if you pay attention), birds (the ravens, owls, goshawks, woodpeckers, and some resident song birds stick around), fast moving creeks, unique rock formations, archeological sites and so much … More Take a hike with me: South Bruin
Slab Butte, as seen on recent backcountry tour while volunteering with the Payette Avalanche Center.
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.
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
I recently enjoyed a 200 mile back-country, dirt road drive near my home of McCall, Idaho U.S.A. The trip is a loop drive, that works its way through the Salmon River Mountains, through two incredible inland salmon spawning drainage’s. Big Creek, and the South Fork Salmon, the latter being North America’s third deepest river gorge … More Purple and Pink on the Wolf Fangs
Indian Paint brush at sunset. Elk summit, above the South Fork Salmon, and Big Creek, in central Idaho, U.S.A. I am having trouble identifying the white flower, possibly native Baby’s Breath. Wolf Fang peak, and the Wolf Fangs, are in the background.
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