Category : On The Trail

Going the Distance

District 19 Freshman legislator Mat Erpelding on the Idaho Centennial Trail. By Liza Long Mat Erpelding, outfitter, guide, college instructor, and Idaho District 19 freshman legislator, surveyed the massive granite spires of the Selkirk mountain range in Northern Idaho in…

March 3, 2014

Lake Quest

One man searches for alpine lakes in Idaho. By Robert McKie Photography by Robert McKie Every spring, when the snow recedes up Shafer Butte, my thoughts turn to mountain lakes. When I was twelve, I hiked to Leggit Lake with…

January 2, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

The hunt is on. By Clark Gillespie Forget hunting for holiday bargains; we all know, that when it comes to Christmas, it’s the hunt for the perfect tree that matters the most. For some, that may mean scavenging the wilds…

November 5, 2013


We all have the place in Idaho… Words and Photography by Kate Matthews Every summer my son and I (along with Aunty Jamie who lives in NYC) unplug for as long as we dare and head north on Highway 21….

September 7, 2013

Cinema Under the Stars

The long road west starts with a stop at the Parma Motor-Vu By Kate Matthews Photography by Copper Chadwick The trails of Boise don’t always lead to the mountains. In fact, if you hit the roads heading west past Caldwell…

July 9, 2013

Canvas Castles

By Liza Long Spectacular views, comfortable camping and the solitude of Idaho’s wilderness are all a part of Idaho’s backcountry yurt experience. Add in a few good friends, some great food and good beer, and you’ll have a weekend to…

May 1, 2013