by Kevin Hughes
on Sunday, June 19th, 2011 at 1:14pm.
The author Robert Louis Stevenson said: "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move." The author describes mankind’s wanderlust, the desire to get out and reconnect with life and the environment. For Idaho Real Estate Investors in Boise that is a one hundred and thirty mile long network of trails through the Boise Foothills called the Ridge to Rivers Trail System, a conservation effort to preserve a natural treasure that enriches the souls of outdoor enthusiasts. The Boise Ridge to Rivers Trail System includes the:
Hulls Gulch Nature Trail Oregon Trail Reserve Military Reserve Camel’s Back & Lower Hulls Gulch reserve Polecat Reserve Shafer Butte Area Table Rock Area
The Hulls Gulch Nature Trail Ten miles north of Boise is the Hulls Gulch Nature Trail, a site popular with nature lovers. It connects Boise Real Estate investors with the surrounding environs where one can enjoy nature along a two-mile loop trail or a seven-mile back country trail. Wildlife abounds in the form of rabbits, lizards, snakes, porcupines and badgers.
The Oregon Trail Reserve Between the 1840s and the 1860s people traveled west on the Oregon Trail seeking a better life. Efforts have been made to preserve some of that history, creating a network to link Bonneville Point, Barber Park and Idaho’s Greenbelt trail system. The trail has been preserved with interpretive signs, overlooks and parking areas.
The Military Reserve The reserve was named for the military maneuvers performed here from the 1860s to the 1940s, including gunnery practice. It now serves as a 460 acre nature reserve with a myriad of trails and activities that do not disturb the natural setting.
The Camel’s Back and Lower Hulls Gulch Reserve With the help of federal funding concerned citizens saved this area from development and created an outdoor haven for wildlife. Hulls Creek is the heart of these two reserves that provide plenty of opportunity for wildlife viewing. Preservation efforts are ongoing and Boise Real Estate investors are welcome to lend a helping hand.
The Polecat Reserve The Polecat Reserve contains a myriad of winding trails that stretch over seven miles. Here one can view an amazing vista in the form of the Treasure Valley and the Boise Ridgeline. The wildlife that can be found includes quail, hawks, eagles, deer, and coyotes. The easy grade trails are excellent for hikers and mountain bikers.
The Shafer Butte Area The Shafer Butte Area includes the mountainous forests and meadows above Boise and provides an escape to cooler temperatures during summer hikes.
The Table Rock Area The Table Rock Area presents more of a challenge to hikers and bikers, but it offers some amazing views of the Treasure Valley and the city of Boise.
Trail preservation is ongoing and Boise Real Estate investors have year round access to the Ridge to Rivers Trail System, a place where one can appreciate the beauty of Idaho.