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Big snowstorms increase Idaho snowpack to ideal levels for summer river trips

I went backcountry skiing near Idaho City last Saturday, and it was grand. Our biggest concern? Avalanche danger because more than 5 feet of new snow had fallen in the Idaho mountains since mid-January. It just came in with a bang!   “What a difference a week makes,” said Ron Abramovich, Idaho snow survey supervisor […]

Stanley and its Sensational Sawtooths

When year-round recreation meets picturesque views, you’ve arrived in Stanley, Idaho.   This is Sawtooth Mountain country, Stanley’s most deserved accolade. As a last chance opportunity to vacation before the next semester of school began, Stanley was our trip of choice for fresh powder, outdoor recreation and evenings of pleasant relaxation. The roads were perfectly clear as we […]

Where’s Wallace? In Northern Idaho!

Where’s Waldo? Remember him, the mystery man wearing a camouflage type red and white sweater, matching hat and blue pants? I took a trip to a small, quaint historic town in northern Idaho where many people might ask, where’s Wallace? Wallace, Idaho, home to a mere 784 people and a long-standing history is a timeless […]

A Plethora of Food, Wine, Beer, and Events: Harvest Idaho; One Bite at a Time

Week 5  September 26 – October 2 Get-togethers and festivals are synonymous with the fall season. The cool crisp temperatures combined with the fall harvest create a celebratory atmosphere.  Our taste buds crave warm hearty dishes paired with full-bodied libations.  We hunger for a “last summer hurrah.”  Savor the season.  Tap into the local flavors […]

Freddy’s Stack Rock Loop Trail near Bogus Basin

Written by guest blogger, Steve Stuebner. With these hot, dog days of August weather, it’s best to cool off in the lakes and rivers, or go hiking and biking on high elevation trails. This week’s tip is about the new loop trail around Stack Rock called Freddy’s Stack Rock Trail. Stack Rock is a signature […]

Idaho’s Bounty, First Day of Fall, Oompah Band, and Oktoberfests: Harvest Idaho; One Bite at a Time

Week 4 September 18 – 25 Are you epicurious?  Vacation food adventures in mid-September are especially rewarding for your taste buds.  Orchards overflowing with ripe fruit.  Local produce at farmers markets.  Premier epicurean celebrations.  What are you waiting for?  Harvest Idaho: One Bite at a Time. September 18– 24:  7-Day Wine Tasting Getaway, Red Horse […]

6 Summer Tips for Fun in Sun Valley, Idaho

Written by guest blogger, Karen Kefauver, an avid cyclist and freelance journalist who lives in Santa Cruz, California. After my first visit to Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho, this summer, I had so much fun that I plan to return next July. Here are some things I liked that you might enjoy also! 1. […]

Cajun Cuisine, Grape Stomping, Wine Tasting Getaway and Jamming Workshop: Harvest Idaho; One Bite at a Time

This week’s culinary event calendar embraces an attitude of entertainment and merriment for all ages. Spend seven days tasting wine, an afternoon of stomping grapes, or an evening celebrating Cajun cuisine — all captivate the senses and elevate the pleasure of harvest season.  Follow the events on Twitter. September 11 – 17: 7-Day Wine Tasting […]

Harvest Idaho: One Bite at a Time

In the Fall, Idaho is a spectacular venue for not only dramatic fall foliage, but also a plethora of diverse food and libations. Forty-three wineries, nineteen commercial craft brewers, five distilleries and 140 different crops change Idaho’s pristine landscape into an endless edible banquet. This year brings the first annual Harvest Idaho: One Bite at […]

From Desert Darling to Mountain Maven; My Trip to McCall

Written by guest blogger Katie Zinn. Being from Phoenix, AZ means pretty much one thing during this time of year: I’m hot. No, not the flattering, attractive kind of “hot” but rather the 113°, everywhere feels like you’re living in an oven kind of hot. It’s brutal. Thus, when given the opportunity to ditch my […]