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Big Game Hunting- Highs and Lows in the Sawtooth's

Big Game Hunting- Highs and Lows in the Sawtooth’s

Mt. Heyburn, jagged icon of the Sawtooth Mountains, presides over the upper Salmon River Valley. The range’s granitic ridgelines sport hundreds of pinnacles, large and small, like the gendarmes of Franceʼs Chamonix Valley. Skiing among them, down Heyburnʼs Petzoldt Couloir, inspires any ski mountaineer who visits. Dominating glacier carved Redfish Lake’s other skyline is the […]

Climb/Bike/Run, Soak, and Repeat

Climb/Bike/Run, Soak, and Repeat

My life had taken a detour as I fell, well- happily jumped off the graduate school train. I was crashing on a friend’s couch and was happy for the hospitality but not for the horribly unventilated and non-air conditioned conditions. Temps were well into the hundreds and I had had enough, so I threw my […]

Solo Down the Middle Fork of the Salmon

Solo Down the Middle Fork of the Salmon

In 2009 I won the lottery. The ticket cost $6 and I won the right to pay $700 for a 5 day camping trip. The lottery was held by the Forest Service, and winners got a permit to float the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The Middle Fork winds for about 100 miles through […]