CHRISTMAS TREE HUNTING

While we were in Riggins over Thanksgiving, we all made it a point to wake up early and go Christmas tree hunting! I had never done anything like this before, so it was “first” for all of us. All bundled up, we drove into the mountains in search of our first family tree! Acacia loves…

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DRIVE TO THE MOUNTAINS

I’ve said from the very beginning of my pregnancy how important it is for me to raise Acacia to love and respect Nature. I want her to grow up camping, hiking, swimming in lakes, and getting dirty outside. Since Dustin bought his new Jeep and the air quality in Idaho has cleared up, we’ve been…

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MAP ROCK PETROGLYPHS

On Saturday we went for a drive. Our destination was a spot close to the Owyhees that I had hiked a while back. The only problem was I had no idea where it was, what it was called, or how to get there at all. I basically told Dustin to drive “that way” and pointed towards…

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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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RIGGINS, IDAHO: POPULATION 413

Nestled deep inside a canyon along the famous Salmon River is the small town of Riggins, Idaho. Once known as “Gouge Eye”, It was named by the local miners who came to the area in search of gold, after a gruesome fight broke out at a saloon and a man lost his eye. Riggins is…

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