Love the pictures. Dogs and water are just a blast to watch.
Nice piece Jessica. I had to laugh though about one thing... the article says "bull sperm" and I thought you said "beef sperm." I have always thought it's best not to get your sperm(s) mixed up! humor intended... good luck!
Just went up there 2 days ago. Was a great hike. My son from Missoula was here and liked this "urban hiking" experience. We had a short amount of time that day with fitting other things in and this worked great. Saw 2 coyotes and a sagebrush lizard, (colorful little bugger) and the flowers are coming out! Photo ops are great! Enjoyable!
Not all people who can afford $16 and two drinks are classy - and vice versa. Eco-racist.
Tablerock would such a great icon and backdrop for Boise except for it's similarity to a pin cushion with all the antennas and especially the lighted cross that shouts, "Beware of living here if you are not my religion. Maybe you could sponsor an antenna count, or get folks to guess the height of the cross and how many light bulbs it takes to cast that glow over what it defines as a provincial city.
With the second Payette River Games in the books, it may be appropriate for the author to issue a retraction for the use of the word "gimmicky" when describing what is now the one of the largest, richest and most competitive surf/kayak/SUP events in the world.
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almost 1500 cfs not 15000.
The Liberty Foundation is wonderful to keep her flying. I'm sure it's an expensive experience for many, but it is in fact "once in a lifetime". Also, it costs money to gas her up and keep her pretty. If not for opportunities like these, a piece of history would be lost to us all. These are the things our generation must know and remember.
Is it OK to go up there now? Was thinking of going tomorrow.
One simply cannot go wrong with:
1. Hot Water
3. Antler Chandeliers
And if you can experience all three at once - life is sublimely complete.
We have a cornhole league starting at the Silly Birch on January 21st and at Payette Brewing on January 23rd. You can sign-up as a team or as an individual.
count me out on this one
I have never tried yoga before but reading this makes me want to. I wonder if they have mat rentals or something because I don't want to invest in everything if I'm going to hate it. I'm not a flexible person at all, will they shun me out of the yoga world, or do I still have a chance.
This commenting system is terrible..the comments with the most dislikes are shown first?
Great article, but fix your commenting... I don't want to read Chris Stevens or Local Yoginis butt hurt comments.
How are your judgements a mirror for yourself? I've personally seen many, many people benefit tremendously from practicing Bikram Yoga. They benefit by healing physically, but also emotionally, and spiritually. Yes Bikram style yoga has spread throughout the world, but just because it's big doesn't mean it's bad. I believe it's popular because it works. How can you pretend to live by yoga philosophy if you sling hatred and judgements about a practice that you've never had significant personal experience with? How can you call it "crap", or "lacking wisdom"? The asanas are rigorously followed precisely to ensure the student heals, develops strength and flexibilty, and not just performing a creative dance move. The dialogue provides a foundation to ensure proper technique, but I've experienced a wide variety of skill of an instructor in teaching, motivating, and cultivating awareness of how the practice of yoga impacts our life. I hope potential students ignore petty jealous slander, and instead have their own experience, learning to judge a style of yoga by how it benefits their own life or not.
There is WAY more harm that good to come from the Bikram Yoga Franchise. To educate yourselves, check out this article: http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/2011/feb/23/bikram-yoga-the-bad-and-the-ugly/
Sure, Becky and the other Bikram teachers may be great, cool, fun people, but the cashiers at McDonald's can be too...they still are serving you up empty calorie crap.
It's clear Bikram Choudhury, for who the FRANCHISE is named, has you right where he wants you, with his dank and steamy balls right on your chin. To highlight Bikram Yoga last year in your Editor's Pick, to not list ANY local and independent studio's in your Annual Manual, and now to waste words on them again in your weekly Play/Rec is a complete slap in the face to all anyone who values creative, soulful, and wisdom based yoga. To put it simply Bikram Yoga is the McDonald's Big Mac of a rich and varied discipline that has been around for thousands of years...way before Bikram started strutting in his Speedo. Why is it that out of the 23 yoga instructors who are listed in your "Best of" voting right now is only 1 a Bikram teacher? Because the class is scripted. Absolutely no creativity goes into parroting a class through the poses, never does a teacher put time into a kick ass playlist, or make a special class tailored for specific bodies and needs. It's a one-size-fits all world. Sure, Jamie Mitchell will probably reign again as the Best Yoga Teacher in Boise (which is a slap in the face to the real yogis) because no one is allowed to vote for any of the other teachers there. But why would they are all cut from the patty press. If you kept claiming that the best music in Boise could be found at the local karaoke bar, or that you loved to see and be seen at the Boise Towne Square, your fan base would be in an up roar. Well this yogi has had enough. BW ain't got no soul.
Drink the (paleo) Kool-Aid. It's worth it. Before Crossfit, I would workout at the big "globo" gyms, usually doing 5-6 days a week (for 6 years), mixing up weight training with cardio. However, my workouts always felt flat and uninspired. I plateaued on everything. Plus I began to loathe going to a place where people would look in the mirror while doing 500 bicep curls...Since starting Crossfit, my weight has dropped 10 lbs and reduced my body fat to under 10%. I'm stronger, faster, am more explosive and have more endurance. It has completely changed my perspective on what it means to be fit (20" biceps and 12" calves is not "fit") and made me a part of a community that I wouldn't change for anything. Crossfit has and will also have its share of detractors, but it's usually those guys who are blinded by the orange glow that radiates from their spray-on tan.
there was a really cool running relay on this trail over the summer, the ponderosa pine relay. we started in weiser and ended in cascade. the trail was very beautiful and scenic as it runs along the weiser river. we plan to run this event again next year.
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