Monday, March 11, 2013

Through the Inside Desert

For this week's videos, we go to the opposite end of Idaho, way down south....

This is the beginning of the Idaho Centennial Trail, at the Nevada border.   This 51 mile section hike is a part of my seven year hike across Idaho on the ICT.   in March of 2005 I hiked this section through the Inside Desert, with Jerry Finnegan and Scott Pressman who mountain biked in the opposite direction.   We camped at the trailhead on Friday night, and started early on Saturday morning with the 4 mile round trip walk to the NV border marker.   Then we hiked on Day 1 = (4) + 14 miles    Day 2 = 13.5 miles   Day 3 = 15 miles    Day 4 = 7 miles     Water was a very critical item on this hike.   We could have used another couple of water drops along the way.    
 Although this wasn't my first hike on the ICT, it was at the time the longest section I had ever attempted.    The successful completion of this hike became a foundation for everything else that was to come later on.   

"Through the Inside Desert"

part A

part B

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

With Bells on

more Movie Maker madness...

"With Bells On" 

a 40 mile segment of the Idaho Centennial Trail in northern Idaho.   This is another piece of my seven year hike across Idaho on the Idaho Centennial Trail.   Together with Jerry Finnegan, in July of 2006, we begin at Indian Creek on the east side of Priest Lake, climb to Hunt Lake, then cross the Selkirk mountain range.  After descending to Pack River Road, we begin another climb to Dodge Peak.   From there it is supposed to be a few more miles down to our endpoint at McArthur Lake.   that's when we discover that conditions on the ground are not always the same as lines on a map......

Part A

Part B

and the exciting conclusion in Part C

thanks for watching