Hiking to the Peak

Last weekend, we went for a beautiful hike attempting to look for antler sheds.  While we were a little too early in the season to find any sheds, we did see hundreds of deer!  Not wanting to spook the deer, we would stop and let them meander away and thankfully Max didn’t bark at the animals! We went further up than I have ever hiked before- but there is something so freeing about just hiking up the side of a mountain, off of any trails (before moving to Boise I would have never said that). It was incredibly peaceful looking out at the snow covered mountain peaks and I was amazed that already at the end of January there is new green growth on the ground and on the sagebrush. I love seeing the signs of Spring, even though it is way too early in the year to get my hopes up!


A shot of a shot



Do you see all of the white tails?IMG_9281 IMG_9282 IMG_9283 IMG_9284 IMG_9285


Have a great weekend!

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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 amazing.  We saw New Meadows and McCall from the top, as well as a beautiful view of Goose Lake and peaks of mountains all around us.

And, the Lookout Tower is actually in use today- pretty cool that something so old fashioned is still so purposeful!  There was a man stationed up there that said last week he saw eleven fires start.  Wow.  Good thing for those who are keeping an eye out!




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