Take a Journey: Deep into the Salmon River Country (A Vignette)

A few years ago, I posted on this blog about a trip I took to visit my friend Wes deep in the wilderness of the Salmon River country in Idaho, U.S.A. At the time Wes was the manager of the iconic Shepp Ranch. I whipped up a vignette of my adventures accompanied by some of … More Take a Journey: Deep into the Salmon River Country (A Vignette)

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

Take A Hike With Me: Hells Canyon National Historic Trail ~ Idaho, U.S.A.

  This spring, my wife and I embarked on a long planned 24 mile hike along the gorgeous, rugged, and remote wildernessĀ Hells Canyon National Historic Trail, along the Snake River. The hike began not on foot, but aboard the Kirby Ranch triple jet, jetboat. We hitched a ride from Pittsburgh Landing, with the annual Hells … More Take A Hike With Me: Hells Canyon National Historic Trail ~ Idaho, U.S.A.

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 –

On the edge of “Hell”: Rapid River Wild and Scenic River and Trail

The nationally designated wild and scenic Rapid river flows out of one of Idaho, U.S.A’s most impressive wilderness mountain ranges, the Seven Devils. Once the edge of the Pacific ocean these ancient mountains now sit high above the Pacific Northwest river country they surround. The highest peaks tower nearly 10,000 feet above the depths of … More On the edge of “Hell”: Rapid River Wild and Scenic River and Trail