After Adam Andersen’s avalanche-related death, his wife, Summer, created the nonprofit Adam Andersen Avalanche Project and raised money to install avalanche warning signs in eastern Idaho’s Island Park.
At least six new trail projects are in the works in the Boise Foothills — including trails in the Military Reserve, Stack Rock, Hidden Springs, Dry Creek and Avimor areas. Plus, there’s a plan for the first Ridge to Rivers trail built exclusively for mountain bikes and expansion of a popular trailhead.
The Hulls Gulch National Recreation Trail, aka the Hulls Gulch Interpretive Trail, is one of the gems of the Ridge to Rivers system in part because of the unusual combination of a remote feel and vehicle access. You'll also get lessons about history and wildlife while surrounded by bird chatter.
The Perjue Canyon hiking trail in the Little Jacks Creek Wilderness in the Owyhees of Southwest Idaho is a beautiful hike through a little-explored area. You could see bighorn sheep, rattlesnakes and many wildflowers.
Drone video offers a raptor's-eye view of Stack Rock, human forms glimpsed, then swallowed by mist, then emerging again -- a nice sense of what it's like to stand on top and watch Mother Nature play her game of hide and seek.
Cougars — also known as mountain lions — are common in Idaho. It's far less common to see them, and almost unheard of for one of the cats to kill a human. The last documented case of a cougar killing a person in Idaho was in the late 1800s or early 1900s.
The nonprofit Land Trust of the Treasure Valley just bought 560 acres in the Foothills between Stack Rock Reserve and Avimor, a planned community north of Boise. The purchase opens the door to public trails linking Boise to Avimor.
The Ridge to Rivers trail system in the Boise Foothills can be damaged extensively when the trails are muddy. Trail managers have used closures and education to try to prevent damage but they’re seeing many people ignore their requests.
Watching him work made me realize how little we actually understand about what goes into one of these remarkable shows. We get to see gorgeous aerial footage and view after view of mountains, rivers, hikers and wildlife. We don’t see the sweat and effort it takes to document Idaho’s remarkable landscapes.