Boise’s Backyard – The Boise National Forest

Boise’s Backyard – The Boise National Forest

A Summer Spent on The Water Exploring the Middle, North and South Fork of the Boise Rivers and Beyond 2016 Let’s look back at 2016 quickly. I gave up my apartment to move to Colorado. That move ended in disaster; but opened the door to many exciting adventures. I began my 8 month adventure in Pagosa Springs Colorado. My goal was simple, see as much of the North West States as possible before the snow flies, that was the plan anyway. My home while traveling, my 2006 Toyota Tacoma and an Alps Mountaineering tent, keeping it light and simple. My Read more »

Life, Camping and Celebration

Life, Camping and Celebration

A good life. Blacks Creek Rd, Anderson Ranch Reservoir, and Arrowrock Reservoir. A 20-minute drive and the Boise National Forest is my backyard. Life, what a time to live.This month of travel has been a busy one. I’ve covered some miles and the ground it follows.  I started by traveling South on I-84 out of Boise and took the Blacks Creek exit. Take a left towards the mountains, then a left at the fork in the road and drive until you get there. Where ever that is, it’s that easy. The rest is downhill until you get to the next hill, Read more »

Blacks Creek – a drive worth taking

Blacks Creek – a drive worth taking

Blacks Creek trip A few miles Southeast of Boise Idaho and off the # 64 exit, Blacks Creek Road turns right to Kuna Idaho or left into the Boise National Forest. Amazingly enough I’ve never taken this particular road into the mountains, not once in the 30 something years I’ve lived in Idaho… But no longer. The road turns Northeast into the mountains; starts out as a paved road and quickly turns into an improved / unimproved two lane dirt road leading into the Boise National Forest. This meandering road leads to the South Fork of the Boise river and Read more »