05/03/2014 – One of my favorite springtime activities involves hiking and camping in the high desert of the Owyhee Canyonlands. This weekend my wife and I traversed remote Mud Flat Road from Grandview to Jordan Valley.  Friday night we camped among the junipers atop a rocky promontory overlooking a beautiful valley. In the morning I awoke to a chorus of songbird and yapping coyotes coaxing the sun to rise.

05/03/2014 – One of my favorite springtime activities involves hiking and camping in the high desert of the Owyhee Canyonlands. This weekend my wife and I traversed remote Mud Flat Road from Grandview to Jordan Valley. Friday night we camped among the junipers atop a rocky promontory overlooking a beautiful valley. In the morning I awoke to a chorus of songbird and yapping coyotes coaxing the sun to rise.

11/28/2013 - I'm bending my self-imposed rules a little to post 3 photos this Thanksgiving day.   While going for a morning run in the foothills above Boise, I made this photo of one of the inversions that is becoming all-too-common. No air quality problems in the western end of the valley!

11/28/2013 - I'm bending my self-imposed rules a little to post 3 photos this Thanksgiving day. While going for a morning run in the foothills above Boise, I made this photo of one of the inversions that is becoming all-too-common. No air quality problems in the western end of the valley!

03/13/2014 - On one of the first really warm days of spring we decided to head out to Bruneau Dunes for some spring hiking.

03/13/2014 - On one of the first really warm days of spring we decided to head out to Bruneau Dunes for some spring hiking.

03/012/2016 - Though a chance of rain and high winds were forecast, it was a perfect day for hiking along the Snake River Canyon near the Swan Falls dam.

03/012/2016 - Though a chance of rain and high winds were forecast, it was a perfect day for hiking along the Snake River Canyon near the Swan Falls dam.

07/06/2014 - I have been running (as I did this morning), hiking, and skiing to Fishhook Creek Meadow for almost 30 years. With the beaver dams in the creek and Horstman Peak in the background, I never cease to feel a sense of awe when I come out into the open area of the meadow!

07/06/2014 - I have been running (as I did this morning), hiking, and skiing to Fishhook Creek Meadow for almost 30 years. With the beaver dams in the creek and Horstman Peak in the background, I never cease to feel a sense of awe when I come out into the open area of the meadow!

05/22/2015 - Returning from a trip to the northern part of the state, I spent the night in Riggins, Idaho. The next morning I went for a trail run along the Rapid River - one of my favorite runs!

05/22/2015 - Returning from a trip to the northern part of the state, I spent the night in Riggins, Idaho. The next morning I went for a trail run along the Rapid River - one of my favorite runs!

09/25/2015 - I came across this moonrise/sunset tableau at Logger Creek as I was hiking along the Boise Greenbelt. I have found that the best time for making a photo with the moon is a day or two before it is full. At that time the sun is just about to set in the west.

09/25/2015 - I came across this moonrise/sunset tableau at Logger Creek as I was hiking along the Boise Greenbelt. I have found that the best time for making a photo with the moon is a day or two before it is full. At that time the sun is just about to set in the west.

04/27/2014 - The song of the meadowlarks, the delicate floral fragrance of the bitterbrush in bloom, and the splendor of the hillside wildflowers made for a sensory feast during my run this morning.

04/27/2014 - The song of the meadowlarks, the delicate floral fragrance of the bitterbrush in bloom, and the splendor of the hillside wildflowers made for a sensory feast during my run this morning.

01/17/2015 - There is an area along the Greenbelt in the east end of Boise where  a large patch of blackberry brambles grows in the woods next to the path. As I ran past the brambles this morning, the rising sun burning through the fog gave the area a very Disneyesque fantasy appearance.

01/17/2015 - There is an area along the Greenbelt in the east end of Boise where a large patch of blackberry brambles grows in the woods next to the path. As I ran past the brambles this morning, the rising sun burning through the fog gave the area a very Disneyesque fantasy appearance.

05/02/2014 - While grilling lime-marinated chicken kabobs in our camp atop a rocky ridge, I noticed a curtain of high clouds gradually filling in the western sky. Later, as I was about to give up on the sunset photo I had planned to make, a break in the clouds along the western horizon  provided an opening for the final rays of the setting sun to shine through.

05/02/2014 - While grilling lime-marinated chicken kabobs in our camp atop a rocky ridge, I noticed a curtain of high clouds gradually filling in the western sky. Later, as I was about to give up on the sunset photo I had planned to make, a break in the clouds along the western horizon provided an opening for the final rays of the setting sun to shine through.

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