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Backpacking to Fault Lake

July was a crazy month starting out in Greece and then heading straight to the Clearwater for Megan and Dylan's wedding after coming home. Just one week later I rode from Seattle to Portland in one day for the STP with some friends. Then we finished off the month with a slew of BBQs (the way we ought to). But it was time for some peace and quite, and a little bro time. My brother, Kendrich, also had a busy…

Hike to Revett Lake near Murray, Idaho | Stuck in North Idaho

Wild River

Rafting the Salmon River - Riggins, ID Nestled along the Salmon River in the canyons of central Idaho is the town of Riggins. With a population of just over 400, it can be easy to miss unless you need a place to stop off for gas or grab a bite to eat. I've passed through this tiny town many, many times over the years and never once made it a stopping point or final destination. It's best known as a…

Camping along the St. Joe

With fires raging in Washington and a cold front pushing the smoke west into Coeur d’Alene it was nice to get away this weekend. Our area of refuge was a beautiful run of pristine river famous for Blue Ribbon Trout and it’s rich history in logging, mining and Indian trails. I’m talking about the St. Joe River which starts near the Lolo National Forest and cuts through the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. A little research on VisitIdaho.org is enough to perk…

Fall Festivities (so far)

Fall is definitely here. Cold, rainy weather has set in, but I'm not letting that prevent me from enjoying the season. Here's what we've been up to so far...Coeur d'Alene OktoberfestI'm officially Oktoberfested out. We learned the hard way this year that going to the downtown festival on Friday isn't the way to go. There were very few people, the band (while good) ended pretty early and there just wasn't much going on. I heard that Saturday was better, but…