Take a walk on the wild side

Chris Peterson sits at the Chinese Wall in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Chris Peterson

Photographer Chris Peterson retraced 200 miles of the epic hike wilderness advocate Bob Marshall took through the Swan Range and the Bob Marshall and Mission Mountains.


Increasing snow depth is usually what triggers migration for big game animals. Tracking collars like the one this cow is wearing helps biologists identify migration corridors and winter ranges. Terry Thomas

Last week I stood on a hill near Henry’s Lake. It was a cold, clear day and the surrounding snow-covered peaks sparkled like diamonds in the sun. Far overhead, two wedges of trumpeter swans, white as the snowcapped peaks, honked in the brilliant blue sky. They were on a due south compass bearing heading to far off wintering grounds.

Getting in shape for the ski season

The ski season is finally here. Idaho Falls Ski Club Publicity Director Alex Chapman, owner of Super Fly Fitness in Snake River Landing, said getting in shape will make the first few trips down the slopes more enjoyable. Chapman has tips for exercises that boost muscle endurance while maximizing calorie burn.

Early winter activities

Stock photo of an avalanche thundering down a mountainside in the Rocky Mountains. An upcoming Avalanche Awareness Night held on Dec. 7 will help backcountry skiers prepare for the coming ski/boarding season.

While I have been working on rock climbing projects during the past few weekends, friends have been hiking to the top of the slopes at Grand Targhee Resort and skiing or boarding down.

Risks and rewards of riding at Oregon’s Smith Rock

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, NOV. 16 - In this photo taken Oct. 26, 2015, a rock formation is reflected in the Crooked River along the River Trail in Smith Rock State Park near Terrebonne, Ore. While Smith Rock State Park will always be a place for rock climbers, the mountain biking opportunities in the area should not be ignored. (Mark Morical/The Bulletin via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

TERREBONE, Ore. — Smith Rock State Park is home to one of my favorite pieces of Central Oregon singletrack.

North Idaho deer rescue goes viral

This is a screen capture from the body-camera video of Idaho Fish and Game Conservation Officer John McLain as he rescues a white-tail buck.

It wasn’t an average day at the office for Idaho Fish and Game Conservation Officer John McLain when he encountered a white-tailed buck tangled in baling twine, but his average days don’t go viral on the Internet, either.

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