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 »

Sleeping Platform

Sleeping Platform

Sleeping Platform Project The second large project for my trip is a sleeping platform for the back of my truck. As you can see it is a simple build. Consisting of a 2×6, 2×2’s and 3/4′ sanded plywood. Up front will be two lockable storage compartments for my extra accessory battery and vehicle equipment that’s not being used very often such as jumper cables, DC utility light and other useful items for maintenance. I’ll update as I use the softopper sleeping platform. Update Well, I have used the topper on 3 great trips so far and my overall thoughts on Read more »

Softopper

Softopper

A new way of camping I finally ordered the Softopper for my truck and installed it this weekend. This marks the beginning of my plans to get out and explore the National Forests, Parks and whatever adventure I decide to take on. I will right up a more complete review of the new setup later after I’ve used it a while, but first impressions are good so far. The instructions were easy to read and the installation was performed by my self. The Softopper was installed in about an hour in a half start to finish except for the waterproof sealant Read more »