Into the Outdoors
Posted by Roger Phillips on May 26, 2015
Ever dreamed of spending a summer in a fire lookout? Room and board and a million dollar view? If you love the outdoors and Idaho’s backcountry, you probably have. But getting a fire lookout job can be tough, and if you already have a full-time job, it’s even tougher.
But there’s another option besides getting hired by the Forest Service and spending a summer there. You can volunteer to man a fire lookout, as well as at backcountry guard stations for as short a stint as a few days. It’s an interesting program led by Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation.
Our friends at The Adventure Journal give a glimpse of how the program works:
Posted by Roger Phillips on May 11, 2015
Jug Mountain offers casual singletrack and some of the best expert trails in the state.
Posted by Roger Phillips on April 13, 2015
Saturday morning, I met the folks from Idaho Fish and Game for the first trip of the year for the Free Fishing Trailer. It travels to ponds throughout the Treasure Valley and is filled with free loaner fishing gear. It’s fun to see folks using it, even on a chilly, wet Saturday morning. You can read more about the trailer and its spring schedule in the April 23 Idaho Outdoors.
Posted by Roger Phillips on April 10, 2015
This will come as no surprise to anyone who has glanced at Bogus Basin lately, but West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Posted by Roger Phillips on March 30, 2015
In most towns and cities in the West, no one needs to explain that recreation is not just an attraction, it's part the fabric of communities and their economies.
Posted by Roger Phillips on March 27, 2015
The ultimate man vs. bear kung fu video.