Category: Ridgeline

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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Centennial Mountains from highest peak Mount Jefferson

The Centennial Mountains: A Range Like No Other In Idaho

The Centennial Mountains: Our Favorite Places’ Best Kept Secret Sure, in terms of Rocky Mountain celebrities, the Centennials are not exactly A-listers. Glacier National Park lies to the north; Yellowstone National Park, to the east; Grand Teton National Park, to the southeast. With backpackers and climbers understandably taken by the Sawtooths, peak-baggers writing their names […]

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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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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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