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Springtime

Posted on by Karlene Bayok Edwards / Comments Off on Springtime

On a High Muddy Road By Karlene Bayok Edwards In Long Valley, springtime is a patchwork of snowbanks, abandoned and crusty, curling under to reveal last summer’s dried grasses. Pussy willows in their silvered furs venture out, and
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Elemental

Posted on by Kim Steinberg / Comments Off on Elemental

A Solo Sojourn in the Woods Story and Photos by Kim Steinberg The one-room cabin in Stanley is basic: bed, kitchen, bathroom. Faded teal and rose- flowered curtains hang in the cracked window. A glint of light pokes
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Dry Creek Memories

Posted on by Tom Lopez / Comments Off on Dry Creek Memories

Remote and Idyllic By Tom Lopez We never know where life will take us. Often we are bounced around like driftwood in a river by occurrences we could not have foreseen. Fortunately, my unforeseen bounces took me to
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Take the High Ground

Posted on by Max Jenkins / Comments Off on Take the High Ground

Two Strategic Lessons By Max Jenkins When our family moved to Grangeville in December 1946, we became part of the Idaho’s largest county by area. Idaho County is bigger than New Jersey and only slightly smaller than Massachusetts.
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Mount Baird

Posted on by Alice Schenk / Comments Off on Mount Baird

A Bad Start to a Good Thing Story and Photos by Alice Schenk Bear spray has an expiration date. We were headed back to grizzly country to climb Mount Baird—which at 10,030 feet, is the Bonneville County High
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Whatever Comes

Posted on by Karlene Bayok Edwards / Comments Off on Whatever Comes

Tales of Backwoods Survival By Karlene Bayok Edwards Photos courtesy of Karlene Bayok Edwards “Hold still now,” Dad would say as he tipped the five-inch blade of his hunting knife beneath our splinters to lift them out. It
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Selecting In

Posted on by Kimberly Shepard / Comments Off on Selecting In

The Key to a 30K Trail Run By Kimberly Shepard Sometimes you don’t know how you feel about an experience until it’s over. Take a novel, for example: the beginning may have you rolling your eyes and questioning
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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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A Polar Plunge

Posted on by Alice Schenk / Comments Off on A Polar Plunge

Our Annual “Great Adventure” Story and Photos by Alice Schenk On May 28, 2009, my husband Wayne and I packed a picnic lunch and hiked into Lake Cleveland before the road opened. Cleveland is an alpine lake in Cassia
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