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About Alex Thatcher

Alex Thatcher moved to Idaho in 1979 and never left. When not at work as a test engineer he can usually be found in the Boise foothills during summer and Bogus Basin in winter. He has a writing degree from Boise State University, and is a member of Southern Idaho Mensa.


One summer weekend, after we had grown tired of the bike paths around Boise, it seemed time to explore other options. I had no idea where we were going, but I liked the direction, Idaho City.

There are all kinds of things to see and places to go out there, and the driver, my friend Johnna, who was then my girlfriend, knew I wanted to go someplace I’d never been. The car stopped. I look around dazedly, sleepy from the non-stop switchbacks. The someplace I had not been was Banner Ridge. Continue reading

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