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5 Great Hikes With Young Kids

Finding a trail with a gentle slope and manageable distance for little legs without sacrificing scenery can seem like a daunting task. But McCall is home to a plethora of short, stunning hikes the entire family will enjoy. And if all else fails, remember to bring some candy for the trek. There is nothing like … Continued

Sip & Savor: Tamarack Resort

There is something big happening in the valley…Tamarack Resort launched an abundance of brand new dining options that have our mouths watering. At The Reserve, guests are treated to an upscale yet approachable atmosphere where they can enjoy a hearty fusion of Mediterranean, Italian and American flavors. The menu features fresh, seasonally sourced ingredients as … Continued

Idaho Gold: A Middle Fork River Trip

By Samantha Sais, all photos credit Samantha Sais The rivers of Idaho offer an enormous variety of accessible whitewater rafting, perhaps more than anywhere else on earth. Whether you are seeking a moderate class II-III, or are kayaking some serious class V, there’s a world-class section of river for everyone, and a guided outfitter in … Continued

5 Uphill Hikes to Get Your Heart Pumping

Sweat equity can make the view at the top so much sweeter. These hikes are some of our favorite uphill treks that pay dividends both along the trail and at your destination. Higher elevation means wildflowers bloom a bit later, the landscape is lush, and the views are nothing short of spectacular. Snowslide Lake/Maki Lake … Continued

Backcountry Flying

It isn’t often we get to experience something truly awe-inspiring. For Lori MacNichol, owner of McCall Mountain/Canyon Flying Seminars, flying does just that. “It changes everything,” she says. “The way you look at things, the way you feel about them…it changes everything about the ‘ordinary.’” With our proximity to 4.5 million acres of wilderness area, … Continued

Favorite Hiking Trails Around McCall – Ask An Expert

It is no secret that there is something special about putting one foot in front of the other along a dirt path. From Pythagoras and Hippocrates to Muir, Longfellow and Thoreau, philosophers, writers, and scientists alike love to wax poetic about this simple outdoor activity.  And for good reason. There are about a million benefits … Continued

The Odd Couple

Mountain Bikers and Dirt Bike Riders Team Up to Preserve Trails (cover photo courtesy Mountain bikers and dirt bike riders would seem an odd couple in most places. In McCall, these recreational enthusiasts have found common ground and formed a partnership to protect the riding areas they both love. This uncommon pairing got its … Continued

Lookout! Find A New View

  The feeling you get when you find a great view can be breathtaking. The beauty of the landscape, the sense of being above the daily grind and the inherent satisfaction of exploring a new place provide an opportunity to pause and take it all in. Sometimes all it takes is a new perspective. Change … Continued

Hiking Guide: Josephine Lake

Photos courtesy Nicole Musgrove Josephine Lake is an emerald stunner. The hike is easy and family-friendly, with just under a mile to walk each way. Greeting you at the end of the hike is a beautiful 13-acre lake that hugs an impressive granite cirque capped with a view of the 8,286-foot Squaw Point. Once at … Continued

Carving A Path

Payette River Basin Water Trails By: Roger Phillips   Look across the mirrored surface and feel the pleasant resistance as you pull your paddle through the water and hear the soft gurgle as you lift it and take the next stroke. You’re surrounded by evergreen forests rising from the mountain slopes, and rocky peaks patched … Continued

Mountain Bike Momentum

McCall’s Single Track Scene Finds its Flow Inviting one of the best freeride mountain bikers in the world to test the trails in McCall is a bit daunting. And when another professional mountain biker, quickly rising to the top of the sport and competing in huge events like Red Bull’s Rampage, comes along on the … Continued


Author Niki LeClair and Illustrator Janet Murphy bring critters from around McCall to life. It all started with Beulah the beautiful basset hound, a dog who needs stilts to keep her belly out of the snow. Long-time friends Niki LeClair and Janet Murphy love to get together to hike and cross-country ski in the great … Continued

The Pursuit of Wellness

Relax, Refresh and Feel Restored in McCall The term “wellness” has become a buzzword. There are thousands of books, websites, podcasts, television programs and products dedicated to helping people integrate wellness into their lives. But what does that really mean? “Wellness is a kind of equilibrium,” says Renee Silvus, a Whole Health Educator, massage therapist, … Continued