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Northern Highs

Posted on by Alice Schenk / Comments Off on Northern Highs

Up Scotchman and Illinois Peaks Story and Photos by Alice Schenk The author is nearing completion of her efforts to climb the high point in each of Idaho’s forty-four counties, which she has chronicled in these pages. Here,
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In the Trench

Posted on by Mike Turnlund / Comments Off on In the Trench

North-South Only By Mike Turnlund My wife’s paternal great-grandparents, Frank and Della Dutton, came to northern Idaho around 1900. Among the area’s earliest white settlers, they had migrated west from De Smet, South Dakota (of Laura Ingalls Wilder
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The Bugler

Posted on by Jim Huntsman / Comments Off on The Bugler

Lessons from a Legend Story and Photos by Jim Huntsman This was a day I would never forget. It was a cold September morning in 2014, the kind in which you can taste the mountain fog. I was
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A Long Hiatus

Posted on by Max Jenkins / Comments Off on A Long Hiatus

And a Lot of Idaho Talk Story and Photos by Max Jenkins When we left Idaho in June 1967, the sign at the outskirts of Boise read: “Population, 36,800 something.”  Meridian’s population was about twenty-two hundred and mostly
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All Over Again

Posted on by Khaliela Wright / Comments Off on All Over Again

This Time, with a Little Help By Khaliela Wright I sat back in my chair and smiled at Bruce across the top of my wine glass. Outside, a spring squall was whipping up white-capped waves on Lake Coeur
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The Ravages of March

Posted on by Khaliela Wright / Comments Off on The Ravages of March

A Far-Flung Family Struck by Floods  By Khaliela Wright It rained for forty days and forty nights. Okay, that’s not entirely accurate. Some of those days it snowed. The point is there was a lot of water all
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Packing the Tot

Posted on by Chyrle Bonk / Comments Off on Packing the Tot

Into the Backcountry By Chyrle Bonk Not on my new sleeping bag!” I exclaimed, as my husband Scott helped to change our son’s diaper in our tent in Dworshak State Park in the middle of the night. Anyone
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