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Re: “Hiking Stanley Off the Beaten Path

Goat Falls is BEAUTIFUL I used to live in Stanley and have been hiking that route for 35 years , I'm sort of glad that you've finally found it.

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Posted by Danielle Bear on 07/07/2012 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Mad Dash Cycling in the Lyle Pearson 200

Boy has she got than one right!! I've done the LP 200 4 times and it's a lot of fun, but also the hardiest bike race anyone will every do, at least in Idaho. Imagine 3-4 one hour maximum efforts (going as absolutely fast as you can) over only about 8-10 hours and you start to get the idea.

I had the pleasure of seeing Ms. Barber's team on the road and they looked great, well drilled (despite her comments to the contrary) and crushing it. They were going at least 31mph all the way from Galena (22 miles). Think about that, 31 mph for 22 miles, on a bike.... Wow!!

Great job ladies (I believe they were the fastest all women's team this year in their first attempt) and wonderful article Sarah!!

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Posted by BIker on 06/06/2012 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Crossfit Convert

I CrossFit and didn't do any training for Robie Creek.. hills or otherwise. I stayed out drinking all night and ran the race in 2:13, which wasn't too bad with a hangover and the heat that day. Since starting CrossFit years ago, I might run a total of 5 mikes/week and I'm a stronger/faster runner than I ever was in my running days.
My 2 cents.. don't knock it till you've tried it.

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Posted by McNassty on 06/01/2012 at 12:37 AM

Re: “Crossfit Convert

No worries, ajax: I ran Robie last year and I've been a runner for two decades. I know the best way to train for that race: hills, mileage, hills, mileage, hills, hills, hills.

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Posted by Rachael Daigle, Editor on 02/22/2012 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Crossfit Convert

A comment on your last sentence in regards to your choice of workouts assumedly in regard to your training for Robie: rethink your choice! I won't assume to gauge your understanding of exercise physiology or talents as a runner (or other athletics), but the best way to aerobic sport/activity development and ultimately, performance, is not going to be found through 'CrossFit.' For an overall body conditioning program it is probably great, but if you are interested in seeing some 'expert' opinions on 'CrossFit' as an aerobic development tool, I'd suggest you 'Google' science of running (Steve Magness). There you will find a 'rant' against 'CrossFit' as a means to improving aerobic abilities/performance by Steve, but ALSO a plethora of great training information.

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Posted by ajax on 02/22/2012 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Take a Hike to Tablerock


Like Scott wrote:
"Avoid the trails during winter months when temperatures rise above freezing--they are likely to be muddy and can be easily damaged."

I run TableRock regularly and until about three weeks ago, it was fine to hike even above freezing, since until recently we've had so little rain or snow this winter. We publish articles like this one this time of year because the trails aren't off-limits in the winter, but as riders and hikers we should be cautious. Hence, Scott's warning.

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Posted by Rachael Daigle, Editor on 02/06/2012 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Take a Hike to Tablerock

I don't know why you published this article this time of year when the trails are such a mess. However, there is hope even this time of year. If you get up there early on a frozen morning you can hike the frozen mud without fear.

Please, please, please stay off of the trails when they are muddy. Funds spent needlessly on trail maintenance are not available for the expansion of our amazing trail system.

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Posted by Justin Boggs on 02/06/2012 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Take a Hike to Tablerock


You make a good point. I should have called Table Rock a butte or mesa.

Scott Marchant

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Posted by hikingidaho on 02/04/2012 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Take a Hike to Tablerock

peak? A hill with a peak?

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Posted by rustyred on 02/01/2012 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Hike the Dry Creek

Used to hike this as a kid from Dry Cr Rd. Always wondered what the ownership is on Dry Creek off BB rd. There are old no trespassing signs in some areas, but clearly trail is maintained.

Posted by downrider on 12/07/2011 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Get Back In-Line, Skates

it's all about you

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Posted by tp on 06/22/2011 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Ball Busting: An Adventure in Bocce

Who knew playing in the backyard as children would lead to an organized league. Way to go IAC for organizing and spreading the joy of bocce. And I agree, one has to have a counter balance.

Posted by lil' sis on 05/27/2011 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Boston Marathon 2011

Congratulations, Sarah! That is a great accomplishment(obviously)...thanks for the write-up.

Posted by dlb on 04/30/2011 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Taking Cycling Indoors for the Winter

Yeah - it would be nice to live in San Diego or somewhere else warm so I could train outside all year, but in New England, I spend a lot of time on the trainer too. Fortunately, I am a big fan of the Office, so I do ok. Here are some more suggestions for making your trainer riding more interesting:…

Posted by LBJ on 02/09/2011 at 2:01 PM

Re: “New Times at Tamarack

Ah yes, much better. Thanks!

Posted by swieland on 02/08/2011 at 9:11 AM

Re: “New Times at Tamarack

Nope - it wasn't just you. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Hopefully it has been fixed now.

Posted by Deanna Darr, Features Editor on 02/07/2011 at 2:22 PM

Re: “New Times at Tamarack

Is it me, or is this entire article a hyperlink?

Posted by swieland on 02/07/2011 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Ultra-Runners Do it Longer

Joelle Vaught, pictured above, will be competing in Western States Endurance Run (100 miles) this weekend. Best of luck to her!

Posted by trailhorse on 06/22/2010 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Steelheading on the Salmon River

Hi Jeff, I was fishing blind, nymphing, at my seacret favorate spot. I know there were fish there! I was lucky that I could land four fish in two days this way.

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Posted by Ru on 04/14/2010 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Rock Warriors

Rock on Boise! The Front is just what the city of trees needs for good times and athletic training. Nice photo of Sus!

Posted by gypsy on 11/19/2009 at 6:14 PM


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