37 Adventures

  • September 16, 2019
  • 37 photos
Peter Grubb Hut

For my first winter retreat with Gaia GPS, we ski and snowshoe on record Sierra Nevada snowpack to spend two nights in a hut at 8,000 feet. It’s bound to be good team building.

  • September 16, 2019
  • 40 photos
Danskin Clouds

An oft expressed intention was finally made real as my neighbor and I got out for a ride together. For a solid five hours, I saw the world without made-up political memes. At first my eyes stung but slowly they adjusted to the lack of hyperbole.

  • September 16, 2019
  • 20 photos
Military Reserve

The final mild days of autumn and a new co-worker from Twin Falls, also a photo enthusiast, are occasion to walk the riparian ravine — a green stripe among beige hills — in Boise’s nearby Military Reserve.

  • September 16, 2019
  • 15 photos
Hike into Beaver Creek Cabin

Jessica and I plan a backwoods cabin getaway at the end of a short hike through snow north of Idaho City. It’s only two days after hernia surgery but I figure I can walk slowly. I didn’t anticipate needing to chop wood.

  • September 16, 2019
  • 14 photos
Three National Forests: Boise

We would see our highest recorded temperature and altitude on the motorcycle during our three days around the Stanley area. When plans to be at the Stanley Stomp Rally didn’t pan out, I thought the Stanley area would still be a nice August destination.

  • September 16, 2019
  • 27 photos
Wallowa Valley Rally: Ryan Ride

Several rides were planned for Saturday depending on interest and riding style. Jessica and I had made no plans. Finding ourselves stumbling around with coffee cups early in the morning, we fell in with the “Steep and Rocky” crew who were trying to get an early start at a technical route. We were assured we’d probably be fine two-up. Perfect.

  • September 16, 2019
  • 24 photos
Wallowa Valley Rally: Getting There

Jessica and I talked a few months earlier about joining Pacific Northwest adventure riders in Enterprise, Oregon near Hells Canyon for the fourth annual weekend of riding and camaraderie organized by Sherry, ADVrider “Ladybug.” But somehow the plan didn’t make its way onto our ride calendar. When we realized it was the next week, we scrambled to arrange time off from work and babysitting for our two-year-old. We weren’t positive we’d be able to go until nearly the day of departure. Planning the adventure was itself an adventure!

  • September 16, 2019
  • 70 photos
Circumnavigating Oahu

I suppose if you’re a very technical person you might not think Hawai’i can be part of an Idaho Adventure. But through a twist of fate, we did encounter a significant part of Idaho during our time circling the small island of Oahu.

  • September 16, 2019
  • 25 photos
Autumn Ride to Boise

Weather had been unusually nice and my friend Greg Bunce had some business in Boise so, at his prompting, we decided to make it a weekend motorcycle trip from our homes in Moscow, Idaho. I would hang out with my childhood friend Brett, who’d moved there a few years earlier, while Greg was busy. At the time, I worked at the University of Idaho computer store and so had access to demonstration units of some of the first-ever consumer digital cameras, such as the Apple QuickTake and Casio QV-10. I used them quite a bit — so cool to see the photos right on our computer monitors! What we didn’t see comparing our fourteen-inch screens to 4 × 6 prints was just how much quality was lost compared to film. It’s almost tragic but I guess also a bit of history. These were probably shot on the QV-10. Its images were less than one-tenth of a megapixel (320 × 240).