Puerto Rican actor/comedian Ramon Rivero is generally credited as the founding father of the walkathon: In the '50s, he traversed the 80 miles between San Juan and Ponce on foot to raise awareness for the work being done by the Puerto Rican League Against Cancer. Today, walkathons are an ext…

Looking in from Julia Davis Park, Zoo Boise looks serene. Even its tallest residents, the giraffes, peer mildly over the tree-shaded fence in the summer months, ever on the lookout for action.

Through rain, sleet or snow, Idaho cyclists are determined to keep pedaling well into the winter months. Whether it's to and from work or a way to blow off steam, cyclists refuse to slow down for silly risks like freezing their asses off—or even worse, frostbite.

It's time once again for the Annual McCall Winter Carnival. This year the carnival turns 45--and isn't 45 is the new 21? In fact, to show folks that this oldie-but-goodie hasn't slowed down one bit, it's rolling out the Recession Reliever Romp. This concert event will be held at the Golf Cou…

Thanks to a wet spring, the infamous boulder garden at the end of the Staircase rapid on the South Fork of the Payette is still wonderfully submerged. In fact, at this level Staircase, and Slalom as well, may be offering some of the easiest conditions seen in years. <p/>The South Fork …

A friend and I loaded my dog in the car and split. We chose the rugged old logging roads of Central Idaho over the highways and freeways of typical road ventures, driving over the summits separating Idaho City from the North Fork of the Boise River, and into the canyon of the Middle Fork of …

I’ve had the opportunity to travel to some amazing place across the West, but one of the biggest conundrums I’m faced with is whether to actually tell people where these places are. <p/>My job as a journalist is to share information with the public, but I’ve been threatened with being …

If you haven't heard about Tamarack's Zipline tour, then you need to get with the program. It is a unique way to see the mountain, and you can scan the beautiful panoramic views or look down hundreds of feet as you fly through the air. Last weekend I took my family on the "Premier Tour" whic…

Several weeks ago, a friend of mine made a weekend trip to his hometown of Baker City, Oregon, to catch up with old friends and spend a few days slinking around his old haunts. One afternoon while he and two of his compadres were cruising the streets, he had the bright idea of taking a turn …

Last week, while composing a list of visitor to-do's in preparation for entertaining an L.A.-based friend, my mother was stumped. She wanted outdoors, but not too hot. She wanted a scenic drive without having to drive up and back on the same route. Should they hike? Should they fish? Maybe I…

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