Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bucket List - 2014

Here is our Bucket List for Year 2014.  Our Bucket Lists are always composed of outdoor activities and Road Trips and, as such, differ greatly from the normal New Year's resolutions list.  We evaluate the Bucket List every quarter and amend the list as necessary.

This year's bucket list is divided into Arizona and Idaho sections.


Visit The Land of The M Diamond
Do more Sedona area day hiking and day hike more often.
Explore our local area more by foot and Samurai
Thompson Ladder Trail
Tonto Basin Spring trip
Superstition Hike
February Grand Canyon hike with Wayne.
Hike the Wilson and Bear Mtn. Trails
Drive the Jerome-Perkinsville-Williams Road again.
Day Hike in Lower Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.
Apply in December for a Wave permit April 21 or 22. (Done)
Learn the Navajo recreation permit system. Get permit for April  and November visits.
Visit Grand Canyon South Rim
Aim to stay at least 3 nights at Bryce Canyon
South Coyote Buttes in November 2014
North Rim in November 2014
Get those Vermilion Cliffs routes documented and ready for April and November visits
At least five tent camp nights.
Drive again to the top of Squaw Peak
Explore the Juniper Mountains west of Prescott.
Visit Gary & Robin's new place near Snowflake.
Be ready to accept any invitation for a river trip on the Verde, Salt or Grand Canyon.
Get a passport - Visit Connie & Michael in Rocky Point
Play more cribbage, croquet & darts w/Susun
Improve bowling avg. to 150


Go to Jackson in Late April to bicycle the Jenny Lake Road before it opens to cars.
Stay overnight in Jackson at least one night for above trip.
30 tent camp nights
Visit Julie  & Ken's Place once a month.
One Marvie trip per month.
At least one trip to visit Marti in Boise and Doug & Judy in Mountain Home.
One Salmon River camping trip so we can do an inflatable kayak day trip.
Float South Fork from Palisades to Byington Bridge
Drive the Arco-Minnedoka and/or Carey-Kimama Roads
Camp in Upper Medicine Lodge Creek, explore Italian Peaks
Canoe more often in Idaho Falls at John's Hole.
Play golf at least 10 times
Visit East Fork Country at least twice
Camp at Riverside twice (remember to make reservations in January!)
Visit Yellowstone at least once
Visit LSRP at least twice
Do a summer camping trip to The Tetons.
October trip to Teton Valley
Skyline Drive loop through Calamity/Falls Creek
Pinedale, Wyoming area trip
Wyoming Red Desert trip
Birch Creek area canyons
Play more cribbage, croquet & darts w/Susun
Be ready to accept any invitation for a river trip on the Middle Fork or Main Salmon.

(Editor's Note: Here are the changes for the Idaho Bucket List in 2014 versus 2013:)
  • Salmon Country visits have dropped out of the mix in 2014.
  • We will not be updating the Salmon River website or Facebook.
  • We will be doing no forest fire coverage next summer.
  • We are not setting Bucket List goals for blog posts.

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