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Peggy’s Trail hike illustrates value of easements in Foothills

Much of the Ridge to Rivers System originally was established by trespassers. And many of the people who owned that land have worked with the City of Boise to legitimize those trails. Such was the case with the 2014 agreements between the city and Grossman Company Properties, which allowed Ridge to Rivers to add 26 miles of scenic and strategically important trails to the system. The key additions: Peggy’s Trail, Sweet Connie, Dry Creek and Shingle Creek.

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How to make pour-over coffee

Matt Bishop of Cafè Mulè demonstrates how he made trailside coffee Saturday in the Boise Foothills. He hauled his gear to this spot by hiking 1.5 miles with his mule.

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How to make pour-over coffee

Matt Bishop of Cafè Mulè demonstrates how he made trailside coffee Saturday in the Boise Foothills. He hauled his gear to this spot by hiking 1.5 miles with his mule.
Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com
How to make pour-over coffee 02:30

How to make pour-over coffee

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Surfing the Boise River Park

Customer arrives for mule-side coffee 01:24

Customer arrives for mule-side coffee

Boise River holds healthy trout population 07:12

Boise River holds healthy trout population