VORTEX HIKES

Every year on our way through Arizona we stop in Sedona for a few days. This year, we only stopped in my favorite little town for a day but it was just as magical as ever. After an evening of walking around the shops and buying some essential Sedona souvenirs (crystals, t-shirts, smudge sticks, and…

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HIKE IN THE FOOTHILLS

I don’t know about you guys, but here in Boise it feels like spring in the middle of November. Last year around this time there was already snow on the ground but lately it’s been in the 60’s! And climate change is just hoax made up by the Chinese, eh Mr. President-elect? But seriously it’s…

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HIKING CASCADE, IDAHO

In order to forget about all the stress from mid-terms and get away for a while I went hiking Friday and Saturday. We drove up to Cascade, Idaho and hiked a mile to Blue Lake, which was absolutely breathtaking! I can’t even count how many people from California and especially states on the East coast, ask me if…

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FAMILY REUNION IN UTAH

My family and I spent this past week in Utah for our annual “Talbot Family Reunion”. It’s been a tradition for as long as I can remember and something I look forward to every summer. We have a huge family that was traditionally raised Mormon – although a lot of them, including myself, have developed…

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WEES BAR PETROGLYPHS

Over the weekend I hiked 15 miles along the Snake River, through Swan Falls – A canyon carved out almost 15,000 years ago by the second largest flood in the geological history of the world, Lake Bonneville Flood. It’s estimated that during this cataclysmic event, the peak discharge in the Swan Falls area was 33 million…

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