Category: Hiking

Yell to Hell map

The Yell to Hell: World Premiere of Idaho’s Newest Long Distance Trail

While we’ve had soft openings here and here and here, here is a post dedicated to introducing what Eric and I mean when we say Yell to Hell. Yell to Hell Origin Story For an English graduate student to graduate means a lot of sitting down, a lot of reading, a lot of writing, and […]

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Still more Yell than Hell: Idaho’s Lemhis and Lost Rivers

During the summer of 2017, Alex and I (Eric) humped too-heavy packs from Yellowstone National Park to the Birch Creek Valley, about 300 back-country miles away. This was the third part of a 900 mile trail through central Idaho called the Yell-to-Hell. I’ve already spoken briefly about the first range we became acquainted with, the […]

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Parmenides in the Centennials: A Calculus

Prologue and Apology It seems to me that a deductive logic system is among the colder ways to approach reality. It is the extraction of principle from physical. It is, by definition, not reality at all. I don’t know if there’s any truth to such schemata, at least in the sense that the poets and […]

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Kilgore Project will devastate these grizzlies

#Kill the Kilgore Project Before It Kills Our Grizzlies

The Kilgore Project Yesterday, Idaho Falls’s Post Register reported the Canadian gold mining company Otis intends to expand drilling operations in the Centennial Mountains. They want 3000 more acres to build forest-removing roads and 140 drill sites. This Kilgore Project proposal, so named for its proximity to Kilgore, Idaho, would increase their current drilling operation […]

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A Master Course in the Macabre in Idaho’s Beaverheads

From Late June through July of 2017, Alex and I were engaged in a near-300-mile through-hike of eastern Idaho’s mountain ranges. We began at Biscuit Basin in Yellowstone National Park on June 25th and followed the Continental Divide Trail through the Centennial Mountains, which form the Idaho-Montana Border. From the 6th to the 10th of July, […]

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Grizzly bear paw prints next to Oboz hiking boot

Bear Tracks Dilemma

  A Bear Dilemma, Clearly On the day of the above photograph, Eric and I had been backpacking 20 miles across the Continental Divide, up and down the ridgeline and drainages of the Centennial Mountains that create a natural border between Montana and Idaho, before looking down and seeing these grizzly bear tracks. The Centennials […]

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