Category Archive: Hiking/Climbing Adventures

Labor Day Weekend Shenanigans

“Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just…DO things”. The Joker in The Dark Knight. It is Friday afternoon, about 5PM of Labor Day Weekend. We’re sitting …

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Unplugged in Wyoming

I love Idaho, but my soul will always belong to the mountains of Wyoming. Prologue This year for our summer vacation, Ann and I had 10 days and no plan. Well, we did have an agenda for the first two days – a wedding and a reunion – but then it was wide open and …

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Training Day

The Tetons Are Calling “I told you so”! That is what Ann said, laughing, as I called her from my smartphone on the Garnet Canyon trail as we headed back from our latest Teton adventure. So what was it that I had done to elicit that response? In this instance, it was the warning that …

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Frary Peak on Antelope Island

I’ve flown over it and driven by it so many times I wouldn’t even be able to count them, but until a couple of weeks ago, I had never set foot on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake. Although antelope were there when the Mormon pioneers arrived the more famous residents, the bison herd …

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Oregon Coast Escape

Not all of my adventures involve snow – and that is a good thing! OK, here’s is the deal. My wife has been saying that each of these ski mountaineering trips that I have been going on requires some “beach time”. Now it is important to note that fortunately, in her case, “beach” doesn’t necessarily …

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Burning Daylight

In one of John Wayne’s last films, “The Cowboys”, he is on a cattle drive with a bunch of kids.  There is a scene where it is zero-dark-thirty on one of the first mornings of the drive.  He comes along with his booming, drawling voice and tells them all to roll their sorry butts out …

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Lost River Range – Merriam Lake Hike

Although the title is technically correct, this little trip report is more about a fun little weekend trek through Idaho than “just a hike” into a beautiful high mountain lake. The primary destination of this little trip was Merriam Lake, and my thinly veiled purpose was to scout out ski mountaineering adventures. But as is …

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The Journey

A few weeks ago I was in a meeting at work that was focused on career development. One of the speakers made a comment that really got me thinking. To paraphrase his statement it went something like this; The most important thing that you can be doing is setting and meeting objectives. If you aren’t …

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Shoal Lake Trek

Contributor: Cody Feuz Activity Type: Trail Hiking plus biking/swiming     Level of Difficulty: depends on your fitness level Mountain Range or Region: Gros Ventre Wilderness, Bridger-Teton National Forest     State: WY     Country: USA The Adventure: The trek was inspired by my youngest brother.  He and his son are runners and do a lot of hiking and hunting.  …

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