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Beginning Camping Season at Sheep Creek

Our annual fishing excursion to the Duck Valley Indian Reservoir signals a sort of waking from a winter long hibernation of outdoor activity.  It marks the first camping trip of the season, and definitely not the last.  This year was all the same as the past and also quite a bit different, with a baby in tow.  Especially with a baby who just wanted to get down in the dirt and stuff handfuls of rocks into her mouth.  What stayed the same, is that it gets cold and WINDY.  ...

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Camping, Travel

Trailing of the Sheep Festival

Last weekend we went to Sun Valley to watch the Trailing of the Sheep.  It was perfect Fall weather and such a relaxing little getaway!   Saturday we wandered around Ketchum for some shopping then ventured over to Hailey to see the booths and grab some food.  Sunday we watched the actual trailing of the sheep through town- on our way in, we passed a hill side where all of the sheep were hanging out, which was a neat glimpse before the actual event!  Then when they made  ...

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Camping, Travel

Camping: Trinity Lakes

For the Fourth of July weekend, we were anxious to get out of town since the Valley was experiencing extremely hot weather, and we knew Max wouldn’t do well with the fireworks.  Our plan was to camp at the Big Trinity Lake Campground, but after driving two hours on a dirt road, the way into the campground was barricaded off!  So instead we dry camped on Trinity Ridge, and the views right from our site were breathtaking.  Our days were spent hiking, relaxing by the fire, and scouting  ...

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Camping, Family, Outdoors, Travel

Weekly Review: More Camping Photos, Roses and Dogs

This week I have enjoyed: + my roses blooming!   + a Mother’s Day Brunch at Juniper with the in-laws     + lazy camping mornings; how is it that I sleep sounder and longer on a foam pad while camping than I ever do at home?    + talking camping tips and tricks over at Trois Chic; I hardly feel qualified but I have learned a few tips in our adventures!  + babysitting Max’s girlfriend Abby- they play so good together!  Although I think  ...

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Camping, Outdoors, Travel, Uncategorized

Duck Valley Fishing Trip

This weekend we took a quick trip to the Duck Valley Reservation to do some trout fishing.  It’s always an adventure there, as you never know what type of weather you will get!  It’s a safe bet to assume you will get at least one torrential downpour at some point in time during the trip, even if it is for just a short moment.  And the WIND!  Oh my goodness.  But the fishing is real good, and that is why we go!  When the wind was too much for me to handle, I curled up in the back  ...

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Camping, Outdoors, Travel

Hiking in Idaho: Granite Mountain Lookout

Idaho has some seriously awesome hiking.  We have been on quite a few hikes around the McCall area, and all are quite beautiful- but this hike made it to the top of the list for me! The distance didn’t sound scary at all (3 miles one way)- but I didn’t take the elevation gain in consideration!  We started at an elevation of 6,753 ft and climbed to height of 8,474- so in other words, we just climbed the side of a mountain!  No big deal.  But the views from that height were  ...

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