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 »

It’s not the Destination, but the Journey

It’s not the Destination, but the Journey

HAVE you ever heard of the saying – It’s not the Destination, but the Journey  – you probably have, But have you ever taken a hard look at those few simple words and what they mean?  I enjoy traveling and all that’s involved. I like to get off the normally traveled path and see where it goes, spend time there and move on. Sounds like a journey to me. A journey with many  destinations laid out ahead and even more ways to get there. This last couple of months have once again proven to me how true those few words can Read more »

2015 National Forest Tour Part 2

2015 National Forest Tour Part 2

2015 National Forest Tour Part 1 – Read More > Caribou-Targhee National Forest I continue with my 2015 National Forest Tour part 2 leaving Craters of the Moon National Monument on my way to Idaho Falls. What a long boring drive through the desert. The most exciting thing other than Craters was the town of Arco and Graduation Mountain that looms over the town. Which is interesting in its self, in a different sort of way I think?  maybe a little? Arco on the other hand “was the first community in the world ever to be lit by electricity generated Read more »

City of Rocks Idaho

City of Rocks Idaho

City of Rocks is surprisingly different from all the other places I’ve visited this year. It was one cold trip this weekend, much colder than I expected . The rock formations are unique to this area of Idaho, hard, tough and the sand that erodes off the rock is Course blowing in the wind. I can see the attraction to climbers. I was off to visit my father in Utah and made a few stops along the way. I stopped at the Malad Gorge State Park for a quick look and then on to the City of Rocks National Reserve for Read more »