Category: Day Trips

Succor Creek State Natural Area – Oregon

Succor Creek State Natural Area is about 60 miles from Boise just across the border into Oregon. The last 15 miles is on a dirt and gravel road that at times wasn’t easy to discern from the surrounding area. When I traveled November 6th the gravel was very loose, meaning my car could slide around […]


Linder’s Farms in Meridian Idaho has a ten acre sunflower farm. Visited them yesterday to take photos during one of their market days. I love yelow and blue, so this was made for me.  

Lucky Peak Drive

The wife and I drove out to the Lucky Peak area today to capture some pics. I was looking specifically for a male Goldfinch, and we found that right away. The rest was just more fun.

Shaw Mountain Road

On the spur of the moment we decided to drive Shaw Mountain Road from Boise through the mountains to Highway 21, just past Luck Peek. The road itself was mostly in my imagination, but we made it.  

Pandemic Drive to Emmett, Idaho

Idaho is still on lock down, but we managed to escape for a few hours to drive through Emmett, Idaho  capturing on digital film whatever we could. We did not come within 100 yards of any other human being.

Elmore County Drive

One of my favorite half day trips is to take I-84 east and exit onto Blacks Creek Rd, following it into Elmore County. Eventually it starts following the South Fork of the Boise River. The views are spectacular regardless of the season. Eventually you will arrive at the lovely town of Prairie and the Y-Stop […]

Drive to Placerville, Idaho

Don’t let these straight lines fool you. None of the roads were straight longer than 100 feet. They were all winding roads through the mountains and forests, with not one guardrail in sight. But it was a magnificent drive. Our primary destination was Placerville, Idaho.  We drove up Idaho 55 to horseshoe Bend and then […]

To Silver City – Almost

Out today for a drive along the Owyhee Front we discovered the road to Silver City, Idaho. Silver City is not open now, but we were excited by the views and the smooth pavement at the beginning. Also, the sign that warned travelers if they passed it and had to be rescued that the cost […]

June Drive to Emmett, Idaho

It being a beautiful cool day in Idaho, we drove north on N. Eagle Road through the town of Eagle. We kept going until the road became a poorly maintained one lane paved road and then became just a rock and dirt road. Our favorite way to get to Emmett, Idaho. Eagle Road became Willow […]

Day Trip to Ketchum, Idaho

Our initial thought was to drive to Mountain Home then cut north and east on highway 20 for just ten or twenty miles. Since the highway traverses through the Boise National Forest we figured birds and wildlife would be so thick we would need a wildlife plow on the front of our Kia Soul to […]