Fifteen Adventures

  • November 8, 2015
  • 75 photos
Danskin November

With special dispensation from Jessica, I hastily changed oil, cleaned the chain and otherwise prepared the bike for what may be the last ride of 2015. I rode hard until dark, meeting along the way fiddling friends, Mickey and Moose, for whom are named popular flats above the South Fork of the Boise River. (Includes 75 photos)

  • November 3, 2015
  • 20 photos
Military Reserve

The final mild days of autumn and a new co-worker from Twin Falls, also a photo enthusiast, are occasion to walk the riparian ravine — a green stripe among beige hills — in Boise’s nearby Military Reserve. (Includes 20 photos)

  • October 3, 2015
  • 43 photos
Chalk and Basalt

Brilliant but cool autumn days beckon. Jessica, Hunter, Brenna and I drove south to explore again the Lake Idaho seabed, hoping for treasures emotional and material. (Includes 43 photos)

  • September 7, 2015
  • 32 photos and a video
Brother Ride 2015: Huckleberry Lookout

The fourth of our five day ride begins with single track. We climb through trees from our meadow campsite to ridges that lead us to the historic Red Ives Ranger Station. Then we speed through showers on the little highway along the St. Joe River for much needed fuel in Avery before continuing back to forest climbs up to Huckleberry Lookout. (Includes 32 photos and one video)

  • September 5, 2015
  • 53 photos and a video
Brother Ride 2015: Snow on Shefoot

On the second of our five day ride, my three brothers and I follow mountain ridges through sodden clouds from our campsite along Big Creek to Wallace for gas and lunch at the Red Light Garage then over Moon Pass to sleep on Shefoot. The weather is entertaining. (Includes 53 photos and one video)

  • September 3, 2015
  • 51 photos and a video
Brother Ride 2015: Up Big Creek

We meet for the eighth year in a row, my brothers and I, to ride and camp off our motorcycles for a few days in Idaho mountains. Fires and a funny forecast mean we aren’t sure what we’re getting into. For the first day of five, we ride from our mother’s house on forest roads to tiny Calder, Idaho, along the St. Joe then up the tributary Big Creek. (Includes 51 photos and one video)

  • August 8, 2015
  • 49 photos and a video
Boulder Basin Team Building

Boulder Basin came to mind when the need for a getaway arose. It’s about as far removed from civilization as you can get in an automobile around here, enough of a trip that you’d best plan on spending the night. (Includes 49 photos and one video)

  • April 19, 2015
  • 50 photos and a video
Lava, Rattlesnake and Devil Creeks

An idea to ride overnight in the Upper Reynolds Creek area gave way to a simpler day ride to check on my old friend Lava Mountain and see if I could connect from there across Bear Gulch for a half-day of riding single track by myself. (Includes 50 photos and one video)

  • April 11, 2015
  • 28 photos
Willow Creek Campground

Jessica is out of town. You know what that calls for! Camping. Since she’ll have the Jeep, we’ll make due with campground camping we can reach with the baby hippo car. I’ve always liked the look of a few spots above Arrowrock Reservoir so we set our heading accordingly. Engage! (Includes 28 photos)

  • March 7, 2015
  • 24 photos
Celebration Park Picnic

This warm and dry spring inspires a hot dog and marshmallow excursion to the Snake River where kids have played on a curious collection of round boulders for a thousand years. (Includes 24 photos)