Welcome to Idaho Trail Junkie. My name is Scott, and I am a hiking addict. I created this blog as a source for you to get information on great hiking locations throughout Southeast Idaho and the surrounding area. I’ll share tips, reviews, and info on some of the most beautiful places in the world. And if […]Read more "What is Idaho Trail Junkie?"
Sometimes, when hiking, you may decide you want to camp nearby. This may be because the hike takes up most of the day and you want to settle nearby for the night. You may be backpacking and need to camp during the hike. Either way, there are some important things to know and some cool […]Read more "Primitive Camping for Hikers"
We pushed through the exhaustion and slowly climbed up that last stretch of rocky incline. We had come six miles up the mountainside and we told ourselves it was just a little farther until we got what we came for. I had been here once before, two summers ago. And my reaction when I reached […]Read more "Table Mountain, Treasure of the Tetons"
As we approached the mountains ahead, our eager anticipation of the awesome hike we were about to undertake was suddenly matched by a sense of dread. An ominous purple cloud hung over the mountain range and poured its rainy contents on the peaks. Flashes of lightning licked the sky. We pulled over. After a short […]Read more "When Lightning Strikes"
The eastern side of the Teton range (the Jackson Hole side) gets a lot of attention. It gets the national park, the tourists, the celebrities, and the photographers. Less explored is the western side (the “Idaho side”). And this is not a bad thing. Because honestly, the western side is just as amazing as the […]Read more "The Devil’s Stairs"
As a trail junkie, I can think of few better ways to spend an a day than exploring a gorgeous place in the wild. We each go out into the wilderness for our own reasons and seeking different experiences, but the fact is that we have to share it with others. Other people in our […]Read more "Five Points on Trail Etiquette"
For me, the Teton range is like heaven. It’s a place I never get tired of, a place that always has pleasant surprises in store, and a place that no matter how many times I visit, I am awe-struck at its beauty and uniqueness. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to visit once again, and […]Read more "Garnet Canyon, A Stairway to Heaven"
This is second part of what I hope will be a three-part look at identifying common animals in the Rocky Mountain region. This furry friends range from wolves to squirrels. At a later point, I plan on doing a list with birds, snakes, and other non-mammals. All photos from this post are borrowed from Wikipedia […]Read more "Do You Know Your Animals? (Part Two)"