Back to School!

As the summer starts to wind down and schools are starting back up, we can’t help but notice that fall is right around the corner. This is my favorite time of year.

It was almost exactly one year ago at this time that my oldest son and I hiked Mount Borah, the highest mountain peak in Idaho at 12,662 feet. We went with our local Boy Scout troop and I remember thinking one of the benefits would be escaping the summer heat we felt down here in the valley. While I can tell you that we both experienced some incredible views reaching the summit, escaping the heat would have been much easier by just taking a quick trip to one of the many local lakes we have to enjoy in the area.

If you are looking for a challenge and want to test your limits, Mount Borah would be a good item to add to your bucket list. If you aren’t feeling that adventurous, check out our Summer Bucket List in last month’s issue for fun activities in our area. In either case, don’t miss the total eclipse of the sun on Monday, August 21. Check out the story on page 13.

In this issue, as we start getting back to school, we are pleased to highlight four influential teachers and recognize their hard work and dedication. We admire and thank all our excellent teachers here in Boise for their time and efforts.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” —Benjamin Franklin

I’m looking forward to another great August here in Boise and enjoying the outdoors with my family. And since I have checked off the Mount Borah ascent, I think I’ll just plan another trip to the lake.