July 2 & July 3 4th of July weekend and we made it out to the greenbelt. Boise River waters have finally receded after historic flooding. More of the trail is open for recreationists, but there is still quite a bit out of commission. I’m glad more of the trail is accessible. However, I'm just … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: 4th of July Weekend Spectacular
Today, June 20. Summer Solstice. Longest day of the year. Tomorrow is the official start of summer. We have had a lovely series of springtime walks out on the greenbelt, and elsewhere. Even though my posts are a little behind, I do plan to get them out. You’ll hear about alternative trails we took since … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: From Boise to New York. The Amazing High Line Trail
April 27 In honor of my baby daughter’s first birthday, our greenbelt experience this week was a trip to the Boise Zoo at Julia Davis Park. Julia Davis Park is part of the Ribbon of Jewels, public parks all named for influential Boise women, that are interconnected with the Boise River Greenbelt. The creation of … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: A Birthday Adventure by the River
April 21. It was a beautiful Friday. Bright blue sky, billowy clouds, warm. And we were due for our weekly greenbelt walk. Last week we had walked the last open loop. Much of the rest of the pathway is closed because of river flooding. So what to do this week? Hmm. Among the things I … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: Week 16. In Love With the Day
April 12: Well, we did it. We walked the last open greenbelt loop. With much of the greenbelt literally underwater or otherwise officially closed, those of us who have decided to make 2017 our year of walking the greenbelt are finding options few and far between. We have crossed trail closed signs in places. But … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: Week 15. The Last Open Loop
April 7: I was happy to get out for a walk on the greenbelt on an overcast warmish Friday. Being outside is always good for the soul. And it was our first walk of the month out there. With the high flows coming from Lucky Peak Reservoir making a total mess of the greenbelt, there … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: Week 14. Yin and Yang is a walk in the spring with a teenager during flood season.
As this post is being prepared for publication, it appears that flooding will continue along the Boise Greenbelt indefinitely. Looks like we can’t expect a reprieve in April or probably even May. The links below show the current greenbelt closures and include a map. http://parks.cityofboise.org/news/2017/04/boise-greenbelt-closures/ March 29. It was a sweet spring break walk today … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: Week 13. Downtown Bridge to Bridge Redux
Current information about Boise Greenbelt flooding closures, including a map. http://parks.cityofboise.org/news/2017/04/boise-greenbelt-closures/ March 26: If I was going to pick a theme for all of my walks along the greenbelt in March, there’s one word that comes to mind. Flood. The river has been surging and causing greenbelt closures for more than a month now. We … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: Week 12 Bridges Over Troubled Waters
52 Greenbelt Walks: Week 11. The Green and Gold of St. Paddy's Day at the River March 17: The luck of the Irish was with us on our excursion to the greenbelt this week. After enjoying a St. Paddy’s Day pint at Cloud 9 nanopub, we hit the trail for a relaxed meander. The river … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: Week 11. The Green and Gold of St. Paddy’s Day at the River
How I Put together an 8 night trip for 3 to New York and Washington D.C. for less than $1,000. My cousin is graduating from Columbia University with her PhD this May. She has worked diligently for years, as student, as a graduate instructor, and as a researcher. She studies brains, how they function and … Continue reading How I Put together an 8 night trip for 3 to New York and Washington D.C. for less than $1,000.