Women in Outdoor Sports
by Margo Aragon
Traditionally, one finds men traipsing through the Great Outdoors in search of fish and game, but women “who have usually stayed at home or in the camper or at the campsite while their husbands or boyfriends headed for the hills and the rivers, are now joining in the fun.” More and more women are beginning to hunt and shoot, 2.4 million as of last year, and even more are hiking, camping, learning self-defense, and acquiring the skills necessary to live in the wilderness. As this story illustrates, anyone can hear the call of the wild.
by Anna Means
Clayton, home to a population of twenty-six, began its life in 1879 as a mining town at the confluence of Kinnikinic Creek and the Salmon River. Though several different companies scoured the landscape for silver, lead, and molybdenum at different times, ultimately either selling out or quitting, mining remains the area’s primary employer. Through the boom and bust cycles common to towns dependent on resource industries, Clayton continues much as it has always been, as a “community of friends.”
by Jessica Mullins
While most local residents are intimately aware of the cross set in the high plateau of Boise’s Table Rock and many of them also know that the sandstone used to construct the Capitol Building was quarried there, far fewer have any idea that it is a climber’s delight. Featuring more than 125 routes with varying difficulty levels, Table Rock provides “a challenging experience beyond any gym, especially when the weather is pleasant and the scenery is spectacular.” Meet some of the people who frequent the sandstone landmark and learn why the exhilaration of mastering steep rocks in a rugged setting can be an “addicting” activity.
2006 Cover Photo Contest Winners
Studebaker Says: On the twenty-first day of September, by William Studebaker
Northern Exposure: Nakia Williamson Cloud paints Nez Perce tribal history, by Margo Aragon
Profile: Dr. Kevan Weaver; INL nuclear engineer is a trailblazer but remains rooted to his family, by Sam Payne
Hidden Heroes: Here comes the mail boat; John Thaxter delivers the mail to residents along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, by Cecil Hicks
Mild Horses: On top of old Smoky; Discovering solitude on a stoic horse, by Meg Donahue
Front Porch Tales: Pressing on; The old ironing board and fifty-four years of a family’s life, by Lynn Farley
Campfire Tales: My summer vacation; The real story, by Marilyn Rich
Historical Snapshot: Behind those old stone walls, by Arthur Hart
One Spud Short: Unexpected company, by Merle Kearsley
The Learning Curve: The persistent student, by Les Tanner
Wild Horses: Wild ride, by Brian Jackson
Recipe Contest: Idaho apple dumplings, by Ross & Angie Conlin
IN THIS ISSUE!
American Falls, Athol, Bayview, Boise, Caldwell, Challis, Clayton, Garden Valley, Idaho Falls, Kamiah, Lake Pend Oreille, Lewiston, Mackay, Melba, Meridian, Moscow, Oreana Lookout, Payette, Post Falls, Spaulding, Twin Falls