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Gradiance socks finished

It’s been a while since I posted. I’ve been busy with work. I’ve also gotten a bunch of things done. Here’s the first one. Gradiance Socks These turned out well, if slightly big for my foot. Next time I will use a ribbing instead of just stockinette. But I love how the colors change. I […]

First hike(s) in Madison

This past weekend I hiked the Pheasant Branch Conservancy  in Middleton. Well, I hiked it twice, but more on that later. My goal on Saturday was to find a way from the second parking lot on Pheasant Branch Road up to Capital Brewery in downtown Middleton. I had heard you could do that and was […]

Traffic Jam on Shane’s Trail

This morning I hiked Shane’s trail, hopping on at Rocky Canyon Road per the description in Steve Stuebner’s “Boise Trail Guide”. Can you tell I love this book? I knew that there would be more traffic on a Saturday morning than my usual weirdo hiking days and times, but the traffic was more than I […]

Hulls Gulch Interpretive Trail

I hiked the Hulls Gulch Interpretive Trail a few days ago (http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/fo/four_rivers/recreation_sites_/hulls_gulch_national0.html ). This is a pedestrian only trail in the Boise foothills…to get there go up 8th Street until it turns to dirt. Then travel around 3 miles on wash boarded roads (but I didn’t keep exact track of the mileage) to the motorcycle parking […]

Mores Mountain hike – part 2

More on my day at Mores Mountain…. I should note that I had downloaded a GPX formatted map from http://www.gpstrailmaps.com/idaho/WesternIdahoTrails.html#46MoresMountain which was really helpful to understand what I was getting myself into. This was a pretty luxurious hike as there was an outhouse WITH TOILET PAPER at the trail head (Shafer Butte picnic area). So after […]

Mores Mountain hike

This information is from late July 2008. My next hike in July was Mores Mountain hike. The hardest part of the hike was getting to the trailhead at the Shafer Butte Picnic Area! It is past Bogus Basin and takes about an hour to get there, with one lane mountain dirt roads at the end. Aargh! But […]

Polecat Gulch hike

This is a quick post for a hike in July (by request….) The Polecat Gulch trails are relatively new. I found out about the trail from a book by Steve Stuebner called Boise Trail Guide: 75 Hiking & Running Routes Close to Home which is a great book if you live in Boise or just […]

Redtail Ridge hike

This information is from July 2008. The Redtail Ridge trail starts on the northern (?) side of Hidden Springs. I started at an access point a little bit up the ridge off of Cartwright Road to shorten the total distance (started on the Current Creek Trail, then hopped on the Redtail Trail and then back […]

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