Tag Archives: Lemhi County

HIKE TO THE POPE

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I decided to take my family on a hike to see the Pope Shenon Mine site. It’s located not far from Salmon, South and East, as the crow flies. The standard squabble ensued: My whole family wanted to do anything EXCEPT hike to the Pope Shenon Mine. It was only by executive order, my wife’s, that got four children and one dog loaded into the truck. Continue reading HIKE TO THE POPE

TUTUS AND MATADORS

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May 18, 2014 was the 12 hour extreme mountain bike race in Salmon. Masochists from all over converged on the foothills to punish themselves on a grueling single-track course called “Disco”. The course is just over 8 miles long with 1100 feet in elevation changes. Individuals competed for cash prizes as singles, duos, or teams of four. Some wore tutus and may or may not have ridden in the race. Continue reading TUTUS AND MATADORS

Sticker-thingies, Baby Whales, and the Great Outdoors

Early this spring, when the snow had finally receded from the valley, I decided my family needed to commune with Mother Nature. We had been engaging in T & A (technology and applications) in the dark for about nine months. When no one crumpled screaming to ash upon direct exposure to sunlight, we became emboldened. Risking the effects of electronic device deficiency, or EDD, we set out on a short hike near the Salmon River. Continue reading Sticker-thingies, Baby Whales, and the Great Outdoors