2013

23 Adventures

  • November 2, 2013
  • 42 photos
Across Swan Falls Dam

Hunter and I explore a homestead and ancient petroglyphs along the Snake River across Swan Falls Dam. Heavy clouds darken the sky as we’re close to completing our arid loop. (Before you get excited, note this route is currently closed to motor vehicles.)

  • October 5, 2013
  • 38 photos and a video
Atlanta Loop

Michael and I make a loop between Idaho City, Rocky Bar and Atlanta, Idaho, down forest roads, through a bit of snow, and finally ridge-top single track. It was a good thing he brought a saw or we might have missed “whoopty hell.”

  • August 10, 2013
  • 32 photos and a video
Brother Ride 2013: Long Road to Yoosa

Plans for an easygoing day go the way such plans usually do. We take an unexpected run at Windy Ridge and make an unexpected visit to one of our 2010 campsites. “Unexpected” is the word of the day. We conclude the day laughing around a fire under tall cedars. All’s well that ends well.

  • August 8, 2013
  • 26 photos
Brother Ride 2013: A Night in Pierce

I haul two motorcycles — one for me, one for Jeremy — to Pierce, Idaho, starting point for the year’s Abbott Brother ride. I am there an evening in advance to secure our spot so I use the extra time to visit historic sites around the town.

  • July 6, 2013
  • 45 photos
Big Trinity Damsels

Brenna and I drive to the recently opened Trinity Recreation Area to camp along Big Trinity Lake and feed the mosquitoes. She swims, makes me a flower salad and map while I prepare the hotdogs and marshmallows. After a restless night we leave to the sunrise reflecting fire off placid waters.

  • June 15, 2013
  • 58 photos
Seeking Gold in Silver City

Little Brenna and I take the doors off the Jeep for a drive to Idaho’s historic Silver City and the surrounding alpine mountains. On the way we stop at the Owyhee Museum in Murphy then begins our search for the gold we finally discover in the setting sun with only a minor loss of skin.

  • May 5, 2013
  • 13 photos and a video
Hunter at Hemingway Butte

Hunter and I trailer our motorcycles to the Hemingway Butte riding area where we spend the afternoon improving our hill skills. Hunter does great, especially considering it’s only his second motorcycle ride.

  • April 28, 2013
  • 9 photos and a video
Camping by Willow Creek

I ride over the hills to the Danskin area for my first overnight trip of the year and first time camping from the KTM. Luggage woes and difficult trails keep me from getting as far as planned but morning along Willow Creek makes it all worth it.

  • April 17, 2013
  • 18 photos
Danskin on the New KTM

After a couple months parked in pieces in the garage, I finally get the new KTM out for a first dirt ride on the Danskin trails under patches of blue and between sheets of rain. The whoops are more pleasant than on the GS and the singletrack more inviting.

  • January 14, 2013
  • 22 photos
Ten Degrees at Kirkham

Jess and I with the two youngest, a mermaid and some Pringles head over the mountains hoping the Kirkham Hot Springs are just that — hot — in spite of the deep freeze that has settled over Idaho. We test some extremes of hot and cold.