Winter in the Salmon River mountains of Central Idaho covers up so much of what we love in the backcountry; colorful plants, insects (there’s a few if you pay attention), birds (the ravens, owls, goshawks, woodpeckers, and some resident song birds stick around), fast moving creeks, unique rock formations, archeological sites and so much … More Take a hike with me: South Bruin
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!
A shift in season Larch share yellow signs of change For now winter grips
Eye catching clouds spanning over nearby Brundage Mountain, and an icy fog lifting off of Payette Lake, in the morning light. It is as if you are watching the lake freeze in front of your eyes.
I grabbed the camera on my first ski day of the season two weeks back, and headed up to one of our local ski hills, Brundage Mountain Resort. The mountain is a short 25 minute drive from our little chalet we call home, here in McCall, Idaho U.S.A. Brundage is a classic ski mountain situated on … More The Skiing Life: Brundage Mountain