I rediscovered some of the awesome outdoor opportunities in Idaho this past summer with separate trips bookending both sides of the summer. Early summer saw us rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon. We had a solid group, 12 in all. This trip helped inspire my recent foray into songwriting, “hot springs and whitewater rapids, so much fun it’s absurd”.
At the end of the summer, my newly graduated daughter Sage and I headed to the City of Rocks in southern Idaho. I hadn’t been there in 10 years. I forgot about the quality of the granite cracks and the overall beauty of the City.
On the way back from the city, we stopped in the Sawtooth’s for an alpine climb attempt on the Elephant’s Perch. Sage styled the Mountaineer’s Route, solid 5.9.