Followers of this journal know that I love the Boise Foothills. I headed up there as the sun was rising on our first full day in Boise for this visit. Here are a few reasons I love the Boise Foothills.
Boise Foothills in the Morning Light
My wife loves the moss-covered branches of the pines in the sub-alpine areas of Idaho, so this one’s for you, Babe.
I took a hike in the Boise Foothills at around 6,000′ elevation with my sister on Monday afternoon. Lovely time, lovely view of the Owyhee Mountains across the Treasure Valley.
Friday night I learned that the area at the base of Lucky Peak where I hiked on Friday morning is known as the ‘Black Cliffs.’ While the originality of this name is similar to the name of a cat I owned (“Cat”) and my parakeet (“Bird”), it is appropriately named, and it’s a great place to hike.
I did a short photo hike above the Boise River near the base of Lucky Peak today, and spotted this coyote above me.
I love the Boise Foothills. In June in this area I was photographing Arrowleaf Balsamroot and Avalanche Lily, and today I got to watch this golden eagle cruising just a few feet above the ground hunting for breakfast.
Yesterday turned out to be mostly sunny, so after church and lunch my wife and I took a ride up to Bogus Basin to enjoy the snowy scenery. There was a thin cloud layer at about 5,000′, and as we passed in the shade of this tree, the combination of tree, sun, and cloud made for a striking scene.