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Get an in-depth look at our three newest wilderness areas from ‘Outdoor Idaho’

Most Idahoans will never explore the three new wilderness areas created by Congress last year — despite their location right in the heart of our state. They’re just too remote. So the crew of “Outdoor Idaho” set out to show people what’s in the White Clouds, Hemingway-Boulders and Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness areas — and why Congressman Mike Simpson fought so hard to protect them — for a one-hour show that airs at 7 p.m. Sunday on Idaho Public Television. The title is “Beyond the White Clouds.” It won’t re-air in the next few weeks, so be sure to set your DVR if you want to see it.

Outdoors Blog

Watch for aerial spraying near Table Rock, Lucky Peak this month

Idaho Fish and Game has hired an aerial applicator to spray sections of the Boise River Wildlife Management Area burned this summer to control invasive grasses. The spraying will occur in areas near Table Rock and Lucky Peak/Idaho 21 that are closed to the public because of fire damage but Fish and Game wanted to alert the public to the possibility of low-flying aircraft.

Hiking & Trails

Trekking to a mountain yurt

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.

Videos

Hiking to Stack Rock in the Boise Foothills

Most of the trail system around Stack Rock is part of the Ridge to Rivers system. The 2-mile Trail to Stack Rock begins near mile marker 13 on Bogus Basin Road and connects to the top of Sweet Connie.
Idaho Statesman file Pete Zimowsky
Hiking to Stack Rock in the Boise Foothills 2:33

Hiking to Stack Rock in the Boise Foothills

Trekking to a mountain yurt 2:16

Trekking to a mountain yurt

The Statesman's Chadd Cripe explains the hike to Ryan Peak 4:33

The Statesman's Chadd Cripe explains the hike to Ryan Peak

Hiking the Oregon Trail in Idaho 2:56

Hiking the Oregon Trail in Idaho