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
A golden sunset descends on the cranes in the Port of Seattle. As seen from the Jose Rizal bridge.
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
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
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.
I hopped on an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 – 800 with some family, over the 2016 New Year break, and enjoyed a fine journey 3000 miles South of the deep snows of Central Idaho. Not surprisingly, I was welcomed by the warm waters of the Pacific ocean, comfortable day and evening air temperatures, amazing people, … More Mexican Sunsets: Puerto Vallarta
This collection of clouds at sunset caught my eye on a recent visit to Mount Rainier National Park. The Mountain is known for creating its own weather, and though this is a small example, it was fascinating observing this cloud group, form over the mountain, and then peel off the summit, forced by the prevailing … More A Wisp Of Mountain Vapor
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
Taking in the view of the summit of South Loon at sunset, on a recent back-packing excursion. We are situated on the South saddle above Hum lake, our first major ridge crossing on our 8 mile hike in. After a quick bite, and some water, and just a nip of whiskey, we headed down the … More Fawning for the summit