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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 […]

12 Months of Idaho Whitewater

By November 2010, I was already anxious for my 2011 rafting season to get started. I hadn’t been on a river since October and I was missing it badly. Typically, I don’t get on the river until March, and I’m not rafting regularly until May. I knew I couldn’t wait. Plus, my fancy new Kokatat […]

Boise, Food, Whitewater, and Amazing Locals

Written by guest blogger, EA Stewart. Boise, Idaho We started the trip in Boise, Idaho which is a really cool city.  Last time I was there I was about 5 or 6.  I don’t remember much from that trip, other than going snow shoeing, but I’m guessing things have changed a little.  We had a […]

Early Season Whitewater Rafting in Idaho

Written by guest blogger Josh Mcdannel. On May 21st, I set off for my big river trip of 2011. The agenda: 9 days of early season boating on some of Idaho’s best whitewater. I ran Marsh Creek, the Middle Fork of the Salmon, and the Main Salmon. That’s about 220 miles in 7 days. Mileage […]

Jet Boating in Hells Canyon

Written by Danielle Gruden. There I was, stepping on to an experience that promised to be amazing. I had anticipated something similar to that of the combination of a roller-coaster ride and a water slide; thrilling and intoxicating. Although both may have been a bit dramatic in ways to expect the adventure, it was definitely […]

Idaho River Outfitter Trips

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Add these Idaho events to your calendar: Writing, Photography, History and Jazz Highlight Offerings Visitors who take an early evening hike above the village of Stanley, Idaho in June or early July, are likely to hear Jerry Hughes playing the trumpet, practicing for the jazz trip his […]

Getting Less is Getting More in Idaho

Written by guest blogger Jamie Cooper. In these economic times, family adventure vacationers may ask, “How can I get more for my money?” But for some of us – maybe a better question is “How can I get less!” Certainly less cost is one parameter, but what about less of the stuff we have to […]

Idaho’s Top 10 Family-Friendly Summertime Adventures

Family vacations should be inexpensive and extra-adventurous. In Idaho, a “family vacation” means a no-stress, low-cost adventure that parents and kids of all ages will never forget. Before planning your family’s trip to the Gem State, consider incorporating a few of our top-10 family-friendly adventures into your itinerary. Fun times will follow.