Monthly Archives: November 2011

Overlanding to Atlanta (Idaho)

This is one of my favorite back-country trips. Have done it several times in the summer– but never a winter trip…Atlanta is a historic, rustic mining town that has a population of 20-30 active miners. There is a saloon and dry goods store there. It was named by Confederate sympathizers when loads started coming out of the area.

Coming out of Boise, you hit Hwy 21, then over (the now one-lane) High Bridge and take a right on the Middle Fork Road. This will take you past Arrowrock Dam and Reservoir. The road is all washboard and there are several spots where you have to strategically find a pull out and let oncoming vehicles pass since it a narrow road.

A favorite soda stop is the Twin Springs Resort population 2. Atlanta is 68 bumpy, twisty, and beautiful miles from Hwy 21 on the Middle Fork Road. Lots of spots to pull off for lunch, etc.

About 2 miles from Atlanta I had to turn around. The roads were glazed with ice and with steep drop offs into the river I had sucked in the drivers seat through a certain orifice. I have done the run enough times that I was ok with calling it off — moving to lower terrain and playing on the off-shoots I passed on the way in. Rock slides were prevalent and witnessed two in progress– even braked in time before a bowling ball sized rock bounded down. Would have hit me in the driver-side glass if I had not been paying attention.

Adventure IQ Relaunch

Yes it has been a long break from both the blog and the podcast. I can’t even remember the last time I layed down a vocal track for the audio portion of this adventure.

It dawned on me suddenly a few weeks ago that with the exception of flying….we had simply quit adventuring.

We met as a family this week to redefine both what we wanted to do both in our adventures as well as the direction of Adventure IQ.

Over the next few weeks you will start to see this in the blog and the podcast. I will even provide a hint to one of thendirections we are moving in…… “Overlanding”. No….its not jerking a fish out of the water too hard or an over-zelous water skier hitting the shore too hard. It is adventuring in a vehicle….being totaly self sufficient….etc. will share more in the next few weeks asnwe learn ourselves about this style of adventure.

Thanks for your patience with us and hope to be blogging and podcasting soon

Rob, Melissa, and Abby
Adventure IQ