Note: This trail is closed until the beginning of 2019 due to fire damage. The Crooked River Trail is a very easy trail located in the Boise National Forest.  This whole...

Quick note: I link to a lot of stuff in this article but this is not a sponsored post, these are the products we’ve had success with and I’m including links...

Twin Lakes Idaho Sawtooths Alice-Toxaway Lakes Loop backpacking hiking alpine

We all have those formative life experiences, the ones that either teach us a lesson about ourselves or the world around us, or maybe both at the same time.  Sometimes these...

I was planning on making  this post a part of my Vacation Chronicles: Alaska series, but when I sat down to write it things got a little out of control.  We...

Ok, ok; that title is the most cheeseball thing I’ve ever written, but bear with me.  Valentines Day is for being gushy and ridiculous about the people we care about, so...

Edit: Here is a map of the area and driving directions!   This was the first (but certainly not the last) backpacking trip that really pushed me past what I thought I...

Frank Wurl Trail Rapid River Idaho Hikes

Every new adventure is also a new opportunity for learning, and this trail taught us some very important lessons: 1: DON’T DRINK ON THE TRAIL (especially if you’re not totally sure...

Born Lakes Whiteclouds Wilderness Sawtooths Idaho

The White Clouds Wilderness represents a piece of American outdoor beauty that makes long uphill grinds and painful new-boots blisters worth the effort.  We’ve started on the 4th of July trailhead...