Idaho Bird Observatory

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: This quick out-and-back trip will take you to one of the best viewpoints in Southern Idaho. At the summit of Lucky Peak—the peak, not the dam—lies the Idaho Bird Observatory, which is run by Boise State’s Department of Biological Sciences. This facility serves as the primary field research hub […]

Boise Ridge Road

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: Proximity to the foothills is certainly one of the most coveted perks for residents of the Treasure Valley. Without these subtle gatekeepers looking over us, life in Boise might be pretty sub-par. While most folks probably know Bogus Basin, Lucky Peak and Highway 55, considerably fewer might be familiar […]

Pearl, Idaho

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: Over the next several months, I’ll be hitting the trail to report on the best outdoor adventure spots in the great state of Idaho. These reports will hopefully provide unique insight into the lifestyle and history of some of the most scenic parts of the Gem State, while shedding […]