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Surf’s up on the…Lochsa River?

Idaho’s rivers are no secret – the fishing, rafting, kayaking and jet boating opportunities are known world-wide.  Even the sport of bungee surfing  was invented here in Idaho.  But not until I watched this short film “The Warrior” did I know you could actually surf a river wave on a surf board.  It appears I […]

Travel Delays — Stay up to date

If you are traveling through parts of southern Idaho, you might notice a bit of haze in the air. There is a fire burning near the town of Banks, referred to as the Springs Fire, which has caused some travel delays along Highway 55 and Highway 17.  A few campgrounds have been closed as a […]

Stars, Close Enough to Touch

Did you know that during the month of August, stars are closer to the earth than during any other time of the year? Star parties are popular in the summer months.  Members of the Boise Astronomical Society host star parties in August.   The Idaho Falls Astronomical Society also holds star parties throughout the summer.  There is one in Lava Hot Springs […]

We Built this City on Trees & We’ll Grow it on Rock & Roll (Or, Treefort Music Fest: A Forward-Looking Retrospective)

Reposted from April 5,  with permission from Dead Horse March and Catie. A week or so ago, I lost the battle with my jelly legs and ringing ears. Inside the most packed, sweaty Neurolux I’ve seen in my limited 21+ lifespan, even the sweet sound of the Cave Singers couldn’t keep me from fleeing to […]

Experience at Sun Valley Film Festival One to Remember

By Daniel Frandson, Idaho student, actor and guest blogger The first annual Sun Valley Film Festival successfully got up and running on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Truly a great triumph, this festival brought film and the arts to a new level. Some of the new independent films featured were, “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”, “LUV”, […]

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 […]

Winter Grit

We thought this post from Idaho Public Television’s “Behind the Scenes” diary offered great insight into what it takes to make an outdoor-focused TV show happen, while at the same time giving readers a taste of Idaho’s back country adventures.  Enjoy! All of the stories in this show have two things in common: adventure and […]

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 […]

Bordellos, BBQ and Brews

As noted in an earlier post, I had the opportunity to spend a few days recreating in and around Wallace in northern Idaho, where much of the city is on the National Register of Historic Places. Outdoor recreation is everywhere, but I would be remiss if I overlooked Wallace’s downtown amenities. As a buy-local kind […]

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 […]