Happy Hiking: Adelmann Mine

Of the hikes I’ve done in Idaho this week, Adelmann Mine might be my favorite thus far.  I debated about driving half-way back to Boise from Idaho City to hike this trail located right off Highway 21.

I wasn’t sure I wanted another desert hike, nor did I want to go closer to Boise where there would likely be more hikers.  But, a mine hike would be a change of pace from the others I’ve done, so I settled on the short 30 minute drive to the trailhead.


Happy Hiking: Charcoal Gulch

In the last several weeks, I have done a lot of desert hiking.  I wanted to change it up, so after heading to Idaho City, I found a hike in the woods at Charcoal Gulch.

The directions on AllTrails were a little confusing.  They took me through the historic mining town of Idaho City to a dead end in a residential section.  After taking a slight detour, it indicated the parking was behind an apartment complex and there were about two spots available.  This parking was at Buena Vista Trail.