Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
i think it's great what IVCPA (Idaho Velodrome & Cycling Park Association) has accomplished. Lots of volunteer hours have gone into building features for bikers who want to jump, jam downhill and otherwise challenge themselves. i believe that these folks need to have an appropriate place to ride the way they want to ride, and this park is growing into what appears to be a nice venue for them.
rabbit run is the one ridge to rivers trail in the area and it connects to big springs, veteran's cemetery and hopefully in the future to avimor and other yet to be developed trails. rabbit run, rei connector and all trails above the cemetery are currently off leash.
it is especially important to follow the rules in this area because failing to do so can cause serious bodily harm- to a dog or to someone on a bike or both. this jump goes over the trail, and any loose dog below would be seriously injured if someone came flying off.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
yesterday my friend the hawk showed up.
and it was a beautiful day. a bit hectic at work again, nice to take a break & clear my brain!
happy trails, have a great week!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
clouds looking like hieroglyphics with a secret message yesterday....
beautiful blue sky how bad can it really be day this afternoon....
we were in the reserve around 2:30 this afternoon- i really needed to calm down & clear my head, and it worked like magic. saw a coyote in the marsh on the way out. the dogs didn't even notice him looking at us. nice reminder to slow down and look around.
Monday, November 16, 2009
still icy & snowy on the north side
Friday, November 13, 2009
anyway..... thanks to those of you who help us keep it clean. happy trails!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
found out what this is all about on wednesday- they're rerouting one of the storm drains to go out on 13th an alleviate some of the flooding that happens when it gets really soggy.
we stopped at the top of the hill before heading to the off leash area b/c i saw 2 women coming with a little black dog on a leash. they stopped and called for some other dogs. and called. sounded like the dogs were out of sight and behind them. they got leashed up- a jack russell & i think a black lab- and came up the hill.
when they were a little way past me i heard one of the women say something annoyed about seeing poop on (or along the trail). i was wondering if she thought that her dog, which was clearly behind her and out of sight at least part of their walk, would never do such a thing? maybe she thinks said dog is just going off trail, so it's ok (it isn't).
almost the weekend! happy trails!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
i thought that this little plant was pretty- like the movement of the leaves and the reminder that sometimes focusing on the small things instead of the wide open is a good thing.
tho the wide open is pretty good too! some color still hanging on.
everyone was polite & following rules.
Monday, November 9, 2009
took this photo near dollarhide summit- a little bit of snow, a BIG wolf track...they're probably all this big, but never ceases to amaze me.