Idaho was once described by early surveyors as a “geographic monstrosity”. The pictures below surely do not give justice to that statement. I mention it because these images were captured at what is essentially Idaho’s only North South State highway chokepoint, White Bird summit on Highway 95. Essentially this is the one spot a proper … More Rainbows On The Salmon Breaks
In the Mexican mountain town of Mascota, our local friends brought us to the site of an unfinished Roman Catholic temple, Templo de la Preciosa Sangre. It is unknown exactly why the temple was never finished, though the simple fact of running out of funds seems to be the consensus. Even in its unfinished … More An Idea Unfinished
I took a break from monthly postings on my little blog here. Good to be back. This image was captured a few summers ago on Goose Lake, which is actually a reservoir, from the shore of my favorite car camping sanctuary just outside of McCall. Goose Lake is a perfect public access point to the … More Reflections of Summer
Water flows all day ~ A creek makes its own path down ~ Snake to the river ~
After 18 years living in central Idaho, I FINALLY made the trek to City of Rocks National Reserve. What took me so long? Well, so much to see, so little time I suppose. Now that I have been, I already have plans to build another road trip around an extended stay at City of Rocks. … More Granite Paradise: City of Rocks National Reserve
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!
Slab Butte, as seen on recent backcountry tour while volunteering with the Payette Avalanche Center.