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Escape from Pinyon Peak

Posted on by Mac Tippins / Comments Off on Escape from Pinyon Peak

Wind Changes Everything Story and Photos by Mac Tippins Trees snapped like matchsticks. It sounded like a firefight in Vietnam. I tightened my grip on the steering wheel of the old pickup, cringing at the specter of falling
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Hosting

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At the Old Lochsa Ranger Station Story and Photos by Jim Fazio As I look around from the porch of what was once the alternate ranger’s house at the Lochsa Historical Ranger Station, I have plenty of time
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Two Selway Legends

Posted on by Lorie Palmer / Comments Off on Two Selway Legends

Ernie Bohn and His Biographer By Lorie Palmer Russell I first met John Crawford early this year, when he bounced into the Idaho County Free Press office in Grangeville where I work. I use the word “bounced” because
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Trail-Blasters

Posted on by Dan Eaton / Comments Off on Trail-Blasters

Teenagers Who Forged Our Wilderness Hikes By Dan Eaton Photos courtesy of Dan Eaton When you read the logs of backcountry trips in the Big Horn Crags area of the Salmon River Mountains, they describe Beaver Slide Trail
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What Lies Beneath

Posted on by Richard Thorum / Comments Off on What Lies Beneath

Under, Around, and Before Dworshak Dam By Richard Thorum In August 2017, when I took a job as a park ranger at Dworshak Dam south of Lewiston, I’d never journeyed in Idaho north of Boise. I grew up
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Red Sunset

Posted on by Rowan Brown / Comments Off on Red Sunset

And a Cougar on the Prowl Story and Photos by Rowan Brown Flying over the Rockies last summer was the first glimpse I got of how different the West truly is  from my old, low mountains of South
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Trial by Fire

Posted on by Mike Blackbird / Comments Off on Trial by Fire

Fighting for the Forest Service By Mike Blackbird The devastating wildfires of 2015 burned more than 740,000 acres in Idaho, and when fire season came around again in 2016, I was reminded of the infamous 1910 forest fire.
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