A family friendly river run

The Payette River Flatwater Trail is an easy river float through the lower end of Long Valley, combined with a mountain bike ride on a gravel road as a shuttle. It offers a gentle (no rapids) 12-mile float that takes three to six hours to paddle from the Idaho 55...

Tree across North Fork

Kayakers running the upper river will want to stop and take a look. A large log is across the entire river and looks to be about chest high off the water. It’s easily visible from the road and probably easy to spot from upstream, but with the continuous nature...
Boy safely found after rafting accident

Boy safely found after rafting accident

BOISE — A 15-year-old boy is safe after his raft capsized on the South Fork of the Boise River Monday afternoon. Emergency responders in Elmore County launched a search from the ground and the air. Then some five hours later, the boy came walking out of a wooded...
Some campgrounds in Idaho closed due to snow

Some campgrounds in Idaho closed due to snow

McCALL — Summer may be just a week ago but it still looks a lot like winter in the Idaho high country around McCall and New Meadows. Many campsites in the Payette National Forest recreation areas are still closed because there is a considerable amount of snow on...
The wonders of the Weiser River

The wonders of the Weiser River

The Weiser River funnels into a narrow chute as it cuts hairpin turns through a 1,000-foot canyon in Southwest Idaho. I kept a good grip on the oars of my drift boat as the bow of the boat rocked skyward. The river bank and hillsides moved by quickly but not too...