Warren, Idaho

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: It doesn’t get much further off the beaten path than Warren, Idaho. As you enter this rustic mining relic, signage stating “Since 1862” informs you that this place has been around for a very long time. Warren was originally settled as a gold mining town. It still boasts an […]

Pinyon Peak and Custer

Below is an updated report I originally wrote about a year ago on an excellent ride into the clouds near Stanley. When discussing recreational opportunities in and around the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, many people’s immediate impressions include “inaccessible,” “extremely remote,” or “permit only.” While this is an accurate description of much […]

Boise River Watershed

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: This entry is partly a follow-up to a post I did back in April on Atlanta, Idaho. On that trip, I was fighting a serious snow pack and much cooler temperatures. All alternate routes were closed at the time, so I wanted to make another trip to explore some […]

Placerville, Garden Valley, Round Valley

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: With roughly 30,000 miles of two-track and dirt roads in Idaho, stringing together some epic exploratory routes is not terribly difficult. This particular ride was a real gem because it was remote but connects several desirable recreation spots that many people assume are only accessible via major paved arterial […]

High Valley, Idaho

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: This little four-county jaunt is an easy way to see what Idaho has to offer geographically: from the Payette River Basin and rolling agriculture, to high mountain peaks and lakes. It also happens to have exceptional recreational opportunities along the way and is an excellent alternate scenic route to […]

Atlanta, Idaho

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: Over the last few weeks, I’ve been sniffing out the best-kept secrets for adventure exploration around the great state of Idaho. I’ve done so atop my old trusted friend, the War Pig: a Honda Transalp dual sport motorcycle. As the weather clears, I’ll be covering everything between the Canadian […]