Spending a week surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Idaho mountains at a rustic lodge provides the perfect opportunity to relax and reconnect with yourself and loved ones…
The lull between winter and summer activities, known as the shoulder season, provides can’t-miss opportunities for budget-minded explorer in Salmon, Idaho.
The first thing on my calendar is a yurt ski trip in the Bitterroot Mountain Range near Lost Trail Ski Area. Wilderness River Outfitters operates the Ridgeline and Stateline Yurts which allow winter sports enthusiasts premier access to Lost Trail Ski area, sidecountry, and backcountry.
This year, snowfall seems to be getting a late start. Lost Trail Ski Area will open soon, but not without more snow. The mountain is tentatively scheduled to open on December 9, snowfall dependent. Fingers crossed the powder piles up so we can spend Christmas break on the slopes, as the mountain will be open daily from December 16-January 3.
Here we are in the last weeks before winter descends, and the recent time change has rearranged a crucial hour of evening daylight. For me, November is a month of planning and preparing my home and mindset for the coming holidays and winter months in general. For my household, this means stocking the woodpile, the […]
Green grass and wildflowers peek through, framed by the snowcaps of the surrounding mountains. The beautiful surroundings make Salmon an ideal spring retreat.
Flight Into Indian Creek, Day 1 The small Cessna rattled slightly, hitting a pocket of rough air as we topped the ridgeline and got our first view of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The river was wide and slow here, surrounded by gentle sloping banks of new growth pine that belied the craggy […]
Salmon, Idaho’s proximity to the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness makes it a popular destination for wilderness visitors of all stripes. This accessibility also attracts wilderness enthusiasts and professionals who make Salmon their home year-round. These residents can be river guides, BLM and Forest Service employees, trail workers, and hunting guides, among others. This […]
More than just a thoroughfare to the wilderness, Salmon is a destination unto itself. A few days in town before or after a backcountry journey provides the perfect balance to any rugged excursion.
Salmon Valley offers no shortage of outdoor space, one of my favorite spots for winter recreating is on the slopes of Lost Trail Ski Area…