Great Blue Heron Tops Ponderosa

I was 2 cups of coffee into my morning a couple days back, when I saw something large land in one of the big standing dead ponderosa trees here at the cottage. I scrambled out with my camera and had the chance to capture a few images of this Great Blue Heron high up in … More Great Blue Heron Tops Ponderosa

Take A Hike With Me: Into Idaho’s Gospel Hump Wilderness – Shepp Ranch And Back –

     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: Into Idaho’s Gospel Hump Wilderness – Shepp Ranch And Back –

Follow Me To The Summit: South Loon Peak ~ Salmon River Mountains

The Salmon River Mountains in Central Idaho, U.S.A., was once described by early surveyors of the United States Geological Society, as a,”…convoluted, monstrosity…” Roughly 120 miles East to West, and 110 miles South to North, the Salmon River Range fills nearly the entirety of Central Idaho. One of the largest un-damned, wild rivers in the … More Follow Me To The Summit: South Loon Peak ~ Salmon River Mountains

A Sunrise, a Sunset

A recent back-packing excursion to the summit of South Loon, one of tallest peaks in the Lick Creek sub-range of the Salmon River Mountains, just outside of McCall, Idaho delivered a one-two punch of remarkable summer skies. In the first picture we are looking towards the South Fork Salmon river, North Americas, third deepest river … More A Sunrise, a Sunset