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Slice of Life: The Trapper Cabin

More Than Just a Cabin in the Woods Wallace Stegner wrote in The Sound of Mountain Water, “One cannot be pessimistic about the West. This is the native home of hope. When it fully learns that cooperation, not rugged individualism, is the quality that most characterizes and preserves it, then it will have achieved itself … Continued

Sunshine and Hope

A gardener is an eternal optimist. There is so much hope and expectation that comes with putting a seed in the ground. That optimism is coupled with a healthy dose of determination and grit when it comes to gardening in a high-altitude climate like McCall. Every flower that blooms here, every berry that ripens, every … Continued

5 Overnight Backpacking Hikes

Sometimes a destination is simply too beautiful to leave. If spending a few hours at an alpine lake just isn’t long enough, try one of these great lakes for an overnight campout. Each offers secluded campsites along the shore for a magical night in the forest. East Fork of Lake Fork Creek Most overnight destinations … Continued

Slice of Life: For the Love of Dogs

McPaws Volunteers are on the Giving AND Receiving End of Unconditional Love Dogs. They bring so much joy to our lives. But not every dog has a loving family to call their own. The McCall community is fortunate to have a proactive, no-kill shelter with paid staff dedicated to finding homes for stray and surrendered … Continued

Sip & Savor

Golf and cocktails? Check. Axe throwing and appetizers? Double-check. While we can all appreciate a fancy sit-down dinner, sometimes you need to get up and move…and Foresters in McCall and Palooza Basecamp & Eatery in Cascade offer two fun ways to do just that. Both are in historic buildings, and both are providing some unexpected … Continued

5 Hikes for Great Fishing

Hooking a fish is always exciting but reeling one in from a high mountain lake you have all to yourself takes the experience to a whole new level. Idaho Fish and Game stocks many of the lakes in the area with trout. Find their stocking schedule online at idfg.idaho.gov. And while the goal may be … Continued

Tee Up a Golf Getaway

Ninety-nine. There are 99 holes of golf to play between Cascade and Council. That is an impressive number on its own, but pair that with stunning scenery that ranges from lakefront tee boxes to fairways tucked into old growth forest and it is obvious the McCall area is a golfer’s dream.  Even if you have … Continued

The Hills Are Alive… (Again!)…with the Sound of Music

This summer, the stars appear to be aligning for a lively music season, with favorite local festivals and concert series’ making a strong comeback for Summer 2022!  Although we have all missed live shows, the artists who perform at them are even more eager to get back in the act. West Mountain Takeover, a local … Continued

Making the Connection: McCall Pathways Make it Possible

With all the adrenaline-inducing single-track and endless scenic hikes in the area, we can sometimes forget about how much we love our urban, multiuse trails. The paved pathways and designated bike routes, the boardwalk, and the lake loop- these are the routes we take daily. The ones that make is possible to take a bike … Continued

The Dog Days of Summer 

Four Hot Tips on “How to Dog” in McCall Like any other member of the family, many of us LOVE to take our dogs along on our adventures. While the McCall area falls on the dog-friendly side of the spectrum, it’s still important for you and your dog to understand how to be good neighbors. … Continued

5 Early Season Hikes

Sometimes we just can’t wait to get back on the trail after a long winter. If you are itching to get out and explore, we rounded up a few options for early season adventures. As with any early season recreation, keep an eye on the weather and postpone your hike if trails are muddy. Rapid … Continued

Slice of Life: The Face Behind the Forecast | Todd Cook – McCall Weather

In a mountain community, being obsessed with the weather forecast doesn’t make you unique. Todd Cook takes his obsession with the weather to a higher level – a level one might even call – atmospheric. Cook is the brains behind the “McCall Weather” Facebook page. While its title is simple and straightforward, Todd’s forecasts go … Continued

5 Questions | Ice Fishing with Cody Fox

Sitting on a frozen lake, staring down into a hole in the ice, willing a fish to bite may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But ice fishing isn’t just about the catch. It is an opportunity to get outside in the fresh air in the depths of winter. Ice fishing is about camaraderie. It … Continued