A year after my first backpacking trip in the Sawtooth Mountains, I returned to Idaho for another family visit. I was still a little annoyed that Dad, Jason, and I hadn’t made it to Hidden Lake the previous year, so I planned another assault on the mountains. I had learned my lesson about early season…Continue Reading “A Second Sawtooth Adventure”
During many, if not all, of my childhood trips to the Sawtooth Mountains, my family and I would hike a few miles down Williams Creek Trail. The trailhead at Fisher Creek parking lot isn’t far from where we stayed and it was always wonderful to wander back into the hills. William’s Creek Trail is a…Continue Reading “Williams Creek Trail”
I don’t remember exactly when or why I fell in love with wilderness treks. I was a Cub Scout as a kid, and then a Boy Scout as I grew older, but I wasn’t exactly enamored with hiking at the time. I went on a handful of adventurous trips with the troop during that time: a…Continue Reading “Origin Story: The Sawtooth Mountains”
I discovered the idea of marking hikes and campsites on a map while browsing through someone else’s blog a few months ago, and I have to say that I quite like the idea. So I’ve created one of my own! You can access the map by clicking on the “Outdoor Adventure” menu item above, by clicking on the link in the sidebar, or by visiting this link:
I’ve included markers for hikes and backpacking routes with orange hiker icons and markers for backcountry campsites (approximate locations) with brown tent icons. Clicking on the icon will reveal relevant articles from this blog, so you can explore Backcountry Sights via the map! I’m excited to continue adding content to the map and I’m looking forward to filling it out a bit more; now I can see exactly what areas could use more exploring.
After completing my first photo-a-day project last year, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do another one because it can be a tad annoying to have a commitment to take a picture each and every day. However, I switched from a Nikon camera system to a Fuji system a few months ago and decided that I could use the practice with the new gear. Besides, I often need a little guilt to keep dust off the camera. This year I’m following the daily themes from PhotoBlog to avoid those days when I just can’t think of anything interesting to shoot. My current plan is to continuously add pictures to the 2017 photo-a-day album located on this page instead of writing a new post every week with seven pictures. However, I’ll make exceptions for particularly interesting or excellent compositions. Please feel free to leave comments and feedback on the photo album page or on this post!