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A Trophy

Posted on by David E. Metcalf / Comments Off on A Trophy

And a Tale to Tell By David E. Metcalf The line of hikers stopped suddenly and our voices went up in alarm. Was everyone okay? This was a pleasant southwestern Idaho summer morning in 1973 and we teenagers
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Steamed

Posted on by Ray Brooks / Comments Off on Steamed

Boilers in the Mountains Story and Photos by Ray Brooks Idaho’s few high-mountain steam boilers left over from mining in the 1800s are interesting artifacts, but these rusty behemoths can present a danger to those who practice the
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In the Smokies

Posted on by Mike Cothern / Comments Off on In the Smokies

Go Your Own Way Story and Photos by Mike Cothern Which way to go? The dilemma often confronts me while traipsing solo through Idaho’s high country. There’s just too much to see, to visit, to be tempted by.
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Bell Mountain Calling

Posted on by Tom Lopez / Comments Off on Bell Mountain Calling

A Forty-Year Intrigue By Tom Lopez Time is relative; its only worth depends upon what we do as it is passing. —Albert Einstein  Mountain climbing, like life, is more about the journey than reaching the summit. My journey with Bell
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Pineapple Express

Posted on by Jim Shubert / Comments Off on Pineapple Express

A Christmas Flood on Pine Creek By Jim Shubert Photos Courtesy of Jim Shubert Gusty winds and sleet pelted our faces as we leaned forward to climb the steep slope through heavy, wet snow. My brother Phil and
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Where Is This High Point?

Posted on by Alice Schenk / Comments Off on Where Is This High Point?

Navigating South Selkirk Crest Story and Photos by Alice Schenk In “Highpointing the Forty-Four,” (IDAHO magazine, March 2020), Alice Schenk described several climbs in a continuing effort to reach the tallest peak in each of Idaho’s forty-four counties.
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Snow Lake

Posted on by Matt Demke / Comments Off on Snow Lake

A Light Show on Independence Day Story and Photos by Matt Demke “Hey, do you have anything going on the next couple of days?” “Where are you taking me now?” Most of the backpacking adventures my cousin Tristyn
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