skiing: Bogus Basis not just for skiing... There are great summer activities. - 07/14/16 12:57 AM
Bogus Basin is just 16 miles north of Boise.  It is not just for skiing.  There are great summer activities!
When I first got to Boise Bogus was mostly just for skiing and winter activities.  I always go up  for at least one trip during the summer.  I would just hike along the road with my family and marvel at being in our beautiful mountains. 
Bogus Basin has definitely grown up.   A quick look at their website reveals that they have they have many wonderful activities.  You can ride the chairlift and hike from the skiing areas.  A lift ride is just $10.  I am … (0 comments)

skiing: Going to McCall Idaho today! - 04/11/14 11:35 PM
One of the things I love about living in Boise, Idaho is the beautiful mountains and wilderness around us.  We are a bit isolated in terms of nearest cities but we have outdoor activities galore.  
For example just 2 hours north of Boise is the beautiful mountain resort, McCall Idaho!
My first experiences with this beautiful place was the boy scout camp and religious retreats....
There is activities for everyone.  They have skiing, boating, walking, hiking ( not quite the same thing), hot springs, horse back riding, maybe a zip line.   They also have wonderful hotels, cabins and camping sites along the … (2 comments)

skiing: We have our snowpack back! - 02/17/14 12:41 AM
I was getting worried.  I had never saw the Lucky Peak Resevour so low.... It looked like a little puddle with the docks at least 30 ft above the puddle.   They were talking about farmers not getting their water.  That would mean no crops.  Animals not getting enough water.   I would have to use city water if I wanted my grass to be green. 
Some ski areas hadn't opened.  Now some of our mountains have an above average snow pack.  Skiing is good. Sledding is good.  It looks better for the farmers.  
Of course we have had to endure some rainy … (0 comments)

skiing: Bogus Basin open for skiing this Friday!!!!! - 12/18/12 06:38 AM
Here in Boise, Idaho we are very civilized!   We had several really wet and dreary days.... But in out mountains we have SNOW!!!!
Bogus Basin is a ski resort just 16 miles from Boise.  I don't ski but most of my friends do.  Bogus Basin is so named because they thought they found the mother load but it was fools gold. We also have Brundage mountain in McCall and Sun Valley resort in Ketchum.   If you like winter sports Boise is the place for you!   Our beautiful mountains become a winter wonderland...  We also have a wonderful quality of life.  My … (0 comments)

skiing: How is the Boise Real Estate Market? - 02/20/08 12:02 AM
Should I buy a house in this market? Treasure Valley in Idaho (edit/delete) 
Debbie and my youngest son after a chess tournament
Every where I go people ask me:
How is the housing market?Can I sell my home?Are we at the bottom of the market?When should I buy and/or sell my house?I'm upside down in my house. What do I do?Where do I go for help?Should I rent?Can I get a loan?Can I get a good deal on a home?What is a short sale?What is a bank owned property?Should I buy at a foreclosure auction?Why should I hire a real estate agent anyway? … (1 comments)

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