lake and mountain reflection

Louie Lake – Idaho

Years ago I bought a backpack and some varied supplies for hiking.  I had wild aspirations to hike all over this beautiful wilderness that covers much of central Idaho, but the hectic schedule of running two businesses and the short warm season here just seemed to make it hard to schedule.  So the nice new pack and all the supplies ended up in the closet and then in the storeroom.  Until my friend 


Silver City – Idaho Ghost town

For years I have wanted to visit Silver City Idaho.  I had seen pictures and read descriptions of this well preserved mining town and it peaked my interest, but it never seemed to work out.  The final straw was when I saw an episode of Ghost Town Gold where the hosts


Local Explorations – North Central Idaho

When is the last time you found someplace new where you live?  I often take unknown roads and just try to go in the correct general direction when going somewhere,  just to see what is along the way.  I am an explorer and nothing is more fun and exciting to me than 

An American Icon – National Bison Range In Montana

An American Icon – National Bison Range In Montana

The National Bison Range in northwest Montana trip that I took last winter was not all that I had hoped it would be. The road that goes up and around the mountain is closed in the winter so I didn’t see any bison. Last weekend I made a side trip on the way home from Virginia City and it was awesome! My wife, daughter and I drove over Red Sleep Mtn Drive and saw

New Florence Idaho Ghost town

Golden Inspiration – Florence, Idaho

A question that seems to come up often when people learn of my passion for photography is “What got you into photography?”.  This is an attempt to  record an answer to that question here on my blog.  I don’t remember the exact date but it was somewhere between 1999 – 2001 I believe when we first

Von Berge Ranch Part 2 – Fenn, Idaho

Von Berge Ranch Part 2 – Fenn, Idaho

I had been out to the Von Berge ranch once before during the daytime but really wanted to go during sunrise or sunset. One evening as my family visited I saw some very promising looking clouds in the sky when it was getting close to sunset so I asked my son-in-law Bill if he would like to go out there and shoot sunset. Soon, we were on our way and driving over to Fenn for 

Von Berge Ranch Part 1- Fenn, Idaho

Von Berge Ranch Part 1- Fenn, Idaho

Last year, on one of my exploring trips driving around the Camas Prairie I saw a collection of really cool old rustic buildings set back off the road a bit.  I was actually looking for something to shoot for a weekly challenge and decided to try to get a good shot of these old farm buildings from the road. I didn’t know who 

Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s Home Town – Hannibal, Missouri

Hannibal Missouri is an awesome little town along the Mississippi River. It’s also the setting for Mark Twain’s books “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. Samuel Clemens lived there when he was a boy and many of the characters in the books were