Mothers and Their Babies

Tell me a Bedtime Story © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – Courtesy of MESH Galley – all rights reserved.

Baby Mountain Goats begin to travel with their Mother and siblings just a few days after birth. They are desiring of breast milk while the family members seek food and shelter in remote areas all the […]

Searching for Mountain Goats in the Rocky Outpost of the Idaho Wilderness

Sitting on the Ledge as the Sun Goes Down. © Jeffrey H. Lubeck Courtesy MESH Art LLC – all right reserved.

It’s my perch and I’ll sit if I want to. © Jeffrey H. Lubeck Courtesy MESH Art LLC – all right reserved.

 

Friend and fellow adventurer Nappy Neaman and I have […]

Dropping into Born Lakes For A Visit

One of the Born Lakes with Lonesome Peak in the background.

A hike to Fourth of July and Washington Lakes in the White Cloud Mountains is a relatively short and easy excursion. It is only 1.75 miles to Fourth of July Lake from the trailhead with minimal elevation gain – a great hike for […]

Let It Rain

One of the implications of a change in local atmospheric conditions for the past few years is that less snowfall in the region means a greater dependence on rainfall. The Wood River Valley has seen more rain than normal the last few weeks, but the fear (legitimate) and fear mongering (not legitimate) is […]

The Four (or Five) Falls of Na’ili’ili-haele – Maui

Reaching each of the Four Falls Na’ili’ili-haele in Maui is what all guides and guide books about the island categorizes as a “serious adventure”. It is one that ultimately involves trekking, hiking, rock climbing, boulder hopping, use of ropes, scaling waterfalls and swimming to a destination you have yet to personally confirm exists.

The entry […]

Mountain Goats and Elk Hunters

Linda and I decided to make the 9 mile round-trip to overlook of the Devil’s Bedstead basin. Fall was now upon us and the dogs were ready for some backcountry. The girls (Merry and Shae) also needed to be ready for Mountain Goats, Elk and Elk Hunters.

 

The men of a family on […]

Sun Playing Havoc at the Perch

Droplets of rain and soft hail begin to fall upon me as the late afternoon sun peeks through the dark clouds. Sitting on an exposed knob at 8,800 feet elevation, the Redfish Creek Valley is 2,000+ feet below to my left and the Saddleback Lakes are 400 feet below to my right. Directly across from […]

Summer in the Sawtooths 2013 – Abe’s Armchair

While reading the register at the Top of Abe’s Armchair Kyle establishes the Peak is not named after Lincoln – The President or the Froman – The Sausage King of Chicago.

The peak Abe’s Arm Chair is one of my favorites, and until this day, only from a viewing perspective. Located at the south […]

Summer in the Sawtooths 2013

A some point during the month of March Kyle and I decided that as a followup to our summit-ting the highest peaks in the five mountain ranges surrounding the home territory in 2012 we would focus on the Sawtooth Mountain Range in 2013. Separately, Kyle and I had determined we really enjoyed and looked forward […]

Close and Out of the Way

The Federal Gulch and Timber Draw loop trail is located about 9 miles to the east of my driveway. For a Fathers day hike I chose this loop trail as I had not previously set foot on it. The girls (Shae and Merry Christmas Dogs) requested they join me. How in 30 years of being […]