Owyhees

28 Adventures

  • March 31, 2017
  • 38 photos
Big Jacks’ Turn

Hunter is at his dad’s, Alexis is at his next host family and Jessica is visiting her grandma in Arizona this week. It’s just Brenna and me, which means there will be camping.

  • November 13, 2016
  • 55 photos
Orange Owyhees

My neighbor and I take advantage of the year’s waning sun to find high desert adventure across the Snake River in the once heavily mined hills around Silver City.

  • June 7, 2014
  • 46 photos
Birch Creek Sandcastle

Keeping to the recent pattern, we drive south with the kids to camp at a place in the Owyhees I reconnoitered by motorcycle, stopping along the way to see the Owyhee Museum in Murphy.

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • 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.