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.
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 ~
Closer look at some “Red Wiggle” Sedum Ochroleucum.
On a walk through the garden, I was appreciating this yellow concrete decorative wall, then this little spider came into view. The spiders dark and light striping, and green and yellow hues blended naturally with the peppered wall. Neat!
Seams open in fog A reflection up and down Gaze into nature’s mirror
Slab Butte, as seen on recent backcountry tour while volunteering with the Payette Avalanche Center.
Yesterday’s Sunset as seen from our perch on top of a granite terrace on the eastside of Payette Lake. A real juicy spectacle. We have so many wonderful sunsets here in the Salmon River Mountains near McCall. There are of course the ones that have that je ne sais quoi. It is actually the West Mountains … More Sunset On Pilgrim Cove
Last night’s sunset proved worthy of a reflective moment, or two, of time. This is a zoomed shot of a section of Payette Lake called the “Narrows”. The Narrows proper is the frozen over area. The toe of the ridge in the left frame is the northernmost section of Ponderosa State Park, also known as … More Fiery Narrows
Winter solstice has come and gone. Light the bonfire, the days are getting longer!
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.