Into the Puckerbrush

I spent a few days battling wind and heavy rain in the Owyhee high country last weekend. The side roads out here are epic if you know how to get around. Rough 2-track became barely-discernible single track. A pair of creek crossings. Several downed trees. Stumbled across this little gem just before sundown. Unknown reservoir, […]

Cross Country # 1: Boise, ID to Boone, NC

Following my Mexico tour in 2008, I took a contracted Directorship at a resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. I was there for 8 months, and had the pleasure of riding my Kawasaki Versys across the United States twice that year. The following is my account of the first leg–from Boise, Idaho […]

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 […]