canola fields

Canola On The Prairie – The Camas Prairie, Idaho

What are those bright yellow fields?

That’s a question I’ve heard often from people as they travel through our area. It’s a question I asked when I first moved here. Each plant on it’s own is a tall skinny stalk with several small bright yellow flowers on it. If you saw a couple of them you would probably pass them up with hardly a thought, but when you see a field of them

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