historic sign of Slickpoo

Slickpoo Idaho – St. Joseph Mission

I wouldn’t call it a town, or even a village at this point. Slickpoo Idaho is more of a group of a few houses along Mission Creek just out of Culdesac Idaho.  With that being said, it was at one time a much larger village.  In 1874  the chief of the Nez Perce Indians who were

River Of No Return Jet Boat Races – Riggins Idaho

River Of No Return Jet Boat Races – Riggins Idaho

Recipe for fun:  1 part wild and scenic raging river, 1 handful of insanely powerful jet boats, 1 bunch of power hungry gear heads, mix it all together every April and enjoy.  

It had been a couple of years since I had gone to the Salmon River Jet Boat Races and I had a craving for some loud and fast action, so my daughter Cassie and I ventured down to the tiny Idaho town of Riggins and found us a spot on some rocks on the banks of the “River Of No Return.” Finding a spot was a bit difficult since

The Racetrack Playa – Death Valley National Park

The Racetrack Playa – Death Valley National Park

The Racetrack Playa is an amazing and mysterious place. It is 2.8 miles long and 1.3 miles wide and nearly perfectly level with only 1.5 inches of difference from one side to the other. I first learned about it a couple years ago when I saw some incredible pictures of these rocks sailing across the desert on their own. The Racetrack

Trona Pinnacles

Trona Pinnacles- California

As I mentioned in my previous post, I met up with some fellow photographer friends from The Arcanum in the southern California desert.  This post is about a very interesting place that we camped at before going into Death Valley. The first thing I noticed when rolling into Trona was

Laws Railroad Museum

The Laws Railroad Museum and Historic Site

Hidden in the small community of Laws just a short distance from Bishop California is one of the best museums I have ever been to.  I discovered the Laws Railroad Museum and Historic Site because of a billboard on the way into Bishop on a road trip. I love museums, so I made a mental note to check it out in the morning. The first train steamed into Laws in

How To Catch A Fairy


This is a fairy trap constructed by my daughter. Notice the way the box is tilted and balanced on the toy so that “when the fairy flutters her wings, it will fall and trap her.”  It’s also important to have a comfy