Hike

26 Adventures

  • February 12, 2017
  • 43 photos
Jump Creek on Ice

The year’s first stretch of sunshine invites us to spend a day exploring terrain popular a century ago and millennia ago in an unassuming desert canyon.

  • May 23, 2016
  • 31 photos
Stanley Lake Snow Hike

I borrow Kayla’s Brazil backpack — cerulean with a yellow silk flower — so I can join a co-worker for a short hike and camp trip somewhere around Stanley.

  • April 16, 2016
  • 11 photos
Kuna Cave Fails to Impress

I have had my fill of the place but I think Brenna might find Kuna Cave a fun adventure so her and Hunter join me in the little car for the short drive to dusty spelunking while Jessica is busy with meetings.

  • 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.

  • March 8, 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.

  • November 8, 2014
  • 20 photos
Cotton Candy After a Wood Duck Walk

We must make the most of our favorite season, walks and rides, fast and furious, before the last leaf falls. We park in Bown Crossing near Brenna’s school for an evening walk along the river before sitting to dinner and perhaps a treat.

  • March 25, 2014
  • 75 photos
Little Brenna at Little Jacks Creek

She has been asking about it almost daily for weeks and finally we’re making it happen, a camp out for just Brenna and me. I liked what I saw last week motorcycling around Little Jacks Creek so that’s where we are headed with hot dogs, marshmallows and our best hiking flip-flops.

  • February 17, 2014
  • 50 photos
Three Prong Approach to Jump Creek

After running through some options to break the television-watching rain routine, we settle on the forty-five minute drive to Jump Creek Falls, what some call a “locals’” attraction because of unclear, zig-zag access through private pastures and occasional use by teen revelers.

  • March 25, 2012
  • 15 photos
Hike into Beaver Creek Cabin

Jessica and I plan a backwoods cabin getaway at the end of a short hike through snow north of Idaho City. It’s only two days after hernia surgery but I figure I can walk slowly. I didn’t anticipate needing to chop wood.

  • May 24, 2008
  • 17 photos
Snake River Day

I have noticed Swan Falls dam several times during flight lessons, just minutes from the airport, and have been wanting to drive down to check it out. A sunny spring day seemed a good time to finally explore.

  • August 5, 2007
  • 13 photos
Malad Gorge Attitudes

We have hit Shoshone Falls a couple times and the Indian Ice Cave so this Twin Falls mid-trip adventure, to beat the desert drive doldrums, is Malad Gorge.

  • July 29, 2007
  • 33 photos
Ice Cave Dinosaur Ride

A little look-see on the internet suggests we might break the monotony of four Interstate 84 hours with a stop at a famous ice cave not far off the freeway. I’m not sure what an ice cave is but it sounds intriguing.