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Snowshoeing | Fernan Saddle

Snowshoeing is probably my new favorite winter activity. It’s a great way to get outside in the winter without the risk of torn ligaments and bruises from falling, unless you happen to be extraordinarily klutzy. But for me, one of the best parts of snowshoeing is our proximity to some pretty awesome trails. One of the closest trail networks to us is up at the Fernan Saddle, about a 15-30 (depending on road and weather conditions) minute drive from downtown…

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Winter Wildland Alliance’s 10th Annual Backcountry Film Festival

For Valentine's Day this year I wanted to do something different, but because of Kyle's work schedule planning things on Fridays and Saturdays has become increasingly difficult. Thankfully I read the paper most days and saw that the Winter Wildland Alliance's 10th Annual Backcountry Film Festival is this Friday at the Eagle's. Win. [caption id="attachment_2155" align="alignnone" width="625"] source[/caption] The festival is showing nine films this year, ranging from about 5 to 20 minutes in length and covering destinations from around the globe including Alaska, Patagonia…

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A little mountain time at Silver Mountain

I have one rule when it comes to winter weather – if it’s going to be cold, there has to be snow. Mother Nature has been breaking this rule quite a bit this year and while I appreciate the safe drive to work every day, the slushy weekends have been a bit of a bummer. Luckily, we got in at least one good day up at Silver Mountain, although more would be great. Two weeks ago, after getting a few…

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A Family Affair – Family Photo Session

It's funny how things change over time. When I first started blogging way back in 2010 it was solely as a creative outlet. It then morphed into a way I could better share our life with friends and relatives we don't get to see often. Once some people started reading it more, I decided to use Stuck in North Idaho as a way to market my writing, web and social media skills. It was around the time I started reading…