Trail to Stack Rock, aka Entrance Exam, will re-open to the public on weekends only beginning Saturday. It has been closed since June. It’s a popular connection to the Stack Rock area in the Boise Foothills.
The backcountry yurts around Idaho City are most popular in the winter, when it’s difficult to find an open day to rent them. Watch as former Statesman outdoors writer Pete Zimowsky takes you on a tour of the yurts.
Take the shuttle boat at Redfish Lake Lodge for an easy way to access Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness, then explore as far as your time and fitness allow. It’s a great way to introduce kids to the wilderness.
Twin Falls doctor Jon Myers summited Borah Peak — Idaho’s tallest mountain — to raise money for a key piece of medical equipment that St. Luke’s Magic Valley lacks. He nearly reached his fund-raising goal before beginning the hike Wednesday.
When Café Mulé owner Matt Bishop couldn’t get a government permit to sell coffee on trails in the Boise Foothills, he sought permission from private landowners who provide easements to Ridge to Rivers. Two landowners agreed to let him operate — including the family of Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little.
The Around the Mountain trail at Bogus Basin has been rated the No. 1 mountain bike trail in Idaho. But it appeals to runners and hikers, too — forcing user groups to learn how to share the scenic trail.
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area near Boise has signed the Morning Star trail for downhill, bike traffic only for safety reasons. The trail is the traditional end of Around the Mountain, the No. 1-rated mountain bike trail in the state.
Playing Outdoors writer Chadd Cripe took a trip last month to explore Idaho’s new Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness area. In the final installment of his blog series, he describes the Ketchum side of the wilderness area and a rare interaction with people.
Playing Outdoors writer Chadd Cripe spent four days in the new Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness with a crew from Idaho Public Television’s “Outdoor Idaho” show. The final ascent to Ryan Peak, 11,714 feet above sea level, was a grueling adventure but it was worth the view.
Playing Outdoors writer Chadd Cripe took a trip last month to explore Idaho’s new Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness area. He’ll blog about the experience and what the area has to offer over the next four days. In the second installment, he describes his group’s first impressions as they hiked into the Boulders.
Playing Outdoors writer Chadd Cripe took a trip last month to explore Idaho’s new Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness area. He’ll blog about the experience and what the area has to offer over the next four days. In the first installment, he explains the plan for the trip.
ITA volunteers are trying to fill part of the maintenance void created by declining trails budgets for the U.S. Forest Service, which owns the vast majority of Idaho’s non-motorized trails. The funding gap has been the subject of statewide summits this year run by Idaho State Parks and Recreation.
Café Mulé — Boise’s mule-side coffee service that ran into regulatory issues — has received permission from private landowners to work at three spots in the Ridge to Rivers trail system in the Boise Foothills.