Category Archive: Idaho

Craters of the Moon Redux

The wonderfully strange and unique landscape of Craters of the Moon remains one of my favorite places I’ve visited. The vast lava flows and steep cinder cones that shroud the earth in a… Continue reading

Marsh, Mountain, Reservoir, Fossil, and Beer

Only half the time we spent in southwestern Idaho was spent viewing the springs along the Snake River however – the other 3 days we ventured out to see other sites. Our first… Continue reading

Snake River Springs

Slicing deep through the basalt plains of southest Idaho the Snake River rushes west, gaining volume as it is joined by the Malad and Bruneau Rivers. Known for it’s majesty and beauty in… Continue reading

Prairie and Miner Lakes Loop Trail

On our last hike in the Sawtooths we wanted to do something in the Smoky Mountains, just south of the Sawtooth Range but inside the Sawtooth Recreation Area. In a previous trip we… Continue reading

A Shorty But Goody: Hell Roaring Lake

Following the massive hike to and beyond Sawtooth Lake the day before, Tom and I set out to do the shorter jaunt to Hell Roaring Lake. Though the lake can be accessed via… Continue reading

The Perfection of the Hike to Sawtooth Lake

I’ve been delaying writing this blog about my hike to Sawtooth Lake mostly because any words that come to mind have seemed wholly inadequate to describe the majesty and extraordinary beauty of the… Continue reading

Fourth of July and Washington Lakes

After hiking the long-ish trail to Alice Lake the day before Gail and I set off to do the relatively easy 6-7 mile roundtrip to Fourth of July and Washington Lakes in the… Continue reading

Birthday Hike to Alice Lake

The trail to Alice Lake remains one of my All-Time Top 5, even including all the new hikes we’ve done in the intervening years since we’d last been here. The hike – and… Continue reading

Happy Place to Happy Place: Coeur d’Alene to The Sawtooths

From Libby we headed directly to Coeur d’Alene where we parked next to Steve and Jan at Steve’s sister’s alpaca farm. Neither Tom or I had spent much time near CDA so we… Continue reading

Brief Stop at Mesa Falls and Terry’s Garden Treasures

While we had been building in Rexburg we drove out to Mesa Falls on our weekend off. Originally we planned on a hike or two in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest but the consecutive… Continue reading