East vs. West-Fall Colors

Contoocook River in New Hamphire (left) vs. the Enchantments. Both are awfully pretty.When it comes to fall colors, the Northeast is considered the country’s Holy Grail. I just returned from those far-off fore... Read More...

Sports Drink-Make Your Own

Editor's note -- This post was posted in 2012, but with the wave of warm weather comes the need for hydration, and that wave is certainly a-comin' on through. This method for making your own sports drink is... Read More...

Sagebrush of the Foothills

Photo: Big sagebrush (Artemesia tridentata) on left and right intermixed with shrub-steppe flowers. Story by Grace Peven I used to believe only the brave and foolish ventured into the Foothills after a thic... Read More...

Sun Lakes Dry Falls Loop

Sun Lakes - Dry Falls Loop Hike by Fred Stanley In early January minimal snow cover offered excellent hiking east of the Columbia.  On bare, dry ground, Lori Contratto, Fred Dunham, and I explored a portion of... Read More...