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.
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Trekking to a mountain yurt
New bridges will aid Dry Creek and the fish within
Keep your dogs hydrated and cool when hiking on hot days
The wildflowers are blooming on Mores Mountain
Trail to Stack Rock is open
'Everybody should climb Borah'
Hiking to Stack Rock in the Boise Foothills
The Statesman's Chadd Cripe explains the hike to Ryan Peak
Hiking the Oregon Trail in Idaho
Trail etiquette for hikers and bikers on the Ridge to Rivers system
Best of Treasure Valley, 2017
Strong earthquake hits Alaska's Kodiak Island, prompting tsunami warning
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.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, initially prompting a tsunami warning. The warning has since been cancelled, but an advisory remains for part of the state.
Courtney Gessford, 28, of Sacramento, Calif. lived out a dream when she was "showered" with puppies from the Front Street Animal Shelter. Gessford, who has been battling cancer for three years, said she felt like she was “in a dream.” Her family thought this would be a great way to lift her spirits.
On Monday, The Senate advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation. The shutdown began Saturday after Democrats derailed a Republican measure that would have kept government open until Feb. 16. Democrats wanted to pressure the GOP to cut a deal protecting young immigrants from deportation and boosting federal spending.