His motto is "always climb higher," but sometimes that takes a lot of work. Boise climber Jonas Abdo cleans a difficult move on "Chain Reaction" at Smith Rock in Oregon; it's part of his training to tackle "El Cap" — El Capitan in Yosemite.
Two hikers from San Luis Obispo County, California were on their first day of an 11-day backpacking trip to hike the High Sierra Trail up to Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Forest when they were stopped dead in their tracks by a mountain lion.
Wherever there's a diversion dam, there's potential for play waves for surfers and kayakers, says Paul Primus, wave technician with Boise Parks and Rec. Boise Water Park is one example — and there are more possibilities.