Rainbows On The Salmon Breaks

Idaho was once described by early surveyors as a “geographic monstrosity”. The pictures below speak to that statement, but as pictures often do, they may fall just short. I mention the “geographic monstrosity” description because these images were captured at what is essentially Idaho’s only North South State highway chokepoint, White Bird summit on Highway … More Rainbows On The Salmon Breaks

5 Days 7 Summits

Photo journey of a backcountry adventure in our backyard here in Central Idaho last Fall. Road based, this far away route takes you over 7 summit crossings. First block of shots showcase Pilot Peak, with views into the South Fork Salmon river breaks and the Lick Creek sub-range of the Salmon River Mountains in the … More 5 Days 7 Summits

Spar On The Lake

In my ongoing effort to control the spread of beetle kill, I hired the skilled folks at Acker Tree Service to come in and take out some of the infested trees that are too complicated for me to take out myself.  If you can get to the trees soon enough, burn, cover with plastic, or … More Spar On The Lake

Moon On The Mountain

The views on the East side of Lick Creek never disappoint. Everywhere you look there is a gnarly rocky chute, a prominent chunk of vertical granite, or a U-shaped hanging valley with a waterfall finding its way to the valley floor. Lick creeks headwaters form at Lick Creek summit, and flows 3000 feet down into the … More Moon On The Mountain

Summer Wanes

  I recently spent a couple nights with an old friend at Buttercup campground on Lake Cascade. After 40 plus days with no measurable precipitation, 2 days of cloud cover and passing bands of moderate rain were a welcome sign of the waning summer days here in central Idaho.