Visit McCall Summer 2022

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Your Regional Visitors Guide for New Meadows, McCall, Donnelly, and Cascade, Idaho

TEE UP A GOLF GETAWAY. . . 6 SUNSHINE AND HOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

High-Mountain Gardening in McCall

FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 PLAY ME SOME MOUNTAIN MUSIC. . . . . . . 68

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Left side and upper right photos: © Grant Gunderson Photography, Inc.



McCall is a quirky, unique little town. And a little town that feels not so little anymore…especially in the summer months. As we see more and more people discover this little slice of heaven, as the traffic gets heavier, as the lines get longer, and as our businesses work double and triple overtime to try and help every single person, we want to savor the things that make this place special. It isn’t anything fancy. It isn’t anything trendy. It is the handmade, homemade, slower pace, room to breathe feeling you get in McCall that keeps people coming back. It is taking the time to enjoy the good stuff. And the good stuff takes time. We invite you to explore “Simply McCall” by visiting This is our ode to all the little things we love about this community. Here you will find ways to help sustain (sign the McCall Promise), share the love (Keep McCall Kind initiative), recreate responsibly, and find a few local tips on how to navigate everything from our pace of life to town deer to dog etiquette to downtown parking. We hope you enjoy the sunshine and all that makes this place Simply McCall.

Photo courtesy Chad Case Photography

Photo courtesy Case Conti Visuals


WHAT’S INSIDE TEE UP A GOLF GETAWAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 STAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 EAT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 SUNSHINE AND HOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

High-Mountain Gardening in McCall

MAKING THE CONNECTION . . . . . . . . . 32

McCall Pathways Make It Possible

PLAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 CALENDAR OF EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

MCPAWS Volunteers are on the Giving and Receiving End of Unconditional Love

SHOP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 SIP & SAVOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 LIVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 PLAY ME SOME MOUNTAIN MUSIC. . . .68 AREA MAP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 PLAN AHEAD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

–The Visit McCall team

It’s never too early to plan your winter adventure

PARTING SHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94


Editor in Chief | McKenzie Kraemer Assistant Editors | April Thomas Whitney, Rachel Morton Contributing Writers | McKenzie Kraemer, April Thomas Whitney, Samantha Sais, Rachel Morton, Julie Whitescarver

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The editorial and photographic content of Visit McCall Magazine is produced in this printed format by Dawg Haus, Inc. on behalf of the McCall Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau who claims all right to the design of the publication. The images and advertisements contained herein are licensed for use by the McCall Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. The licensed content in this published format of Visit McCall Magazine is protected by U.S. and international copyright law and may not be copied, used, reproduced or transmitted, in whole or in part, without the express written permission of the McCall Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. Cover photo courtesy Case Conti Visuals


By McKenzie Kraemer


. There are ninety-nine holes of golf to play between Cascade and Council. That is an impressive number on its own, but pair that with stunning scenery that ranges from lakefront tee boxes to fairways tucked into old growth forest and it is obvious the McCall area is a golfer’s dream. Even if you have played each course many times, there are still new approaches to try, new angles to play, and new memories to be made. Get to know our area golf courses then start packing that golf bag and get out there! Continued page 8 6


Cascade Golf Course Tucked next to Lake Cascade, this 9-hole course may just be the most scenic in the area. Each hole offers beautiful views of the lake, but we love #6 for its exciting tee shot over the water. Starting on a bluff above this par 4, a solid drive is required to carry the water. Women can play the forward tee, but we recommend taking a shot at playing from the tips on this hole!

Jug Mountain Ranch One of the things that sets Jug Mountain Ranch apart is the challenging mix of terrain that makes up the course design. From meadow to forest, natural water hazards to bunkers, Jug Mountain Ranch serves up stunning scenery and exhilarating play. Plus, it isn’t uncommon to see a moose, elk, deer, or fox along the way. Built within a private residential community, Jug Mountain Ranch is a public course that has a country club experience. In fact, the course was named by Golf Pass as one of the 25 courses for value in the U.S. in 2021. The Clubhouse serves as the Pro Shop and includes a full bar and restaurant with spectacular views of the course and valley below—a perfect place to relax after a round. 8

And the course is growing. Currently under construction and to be completed in 2023, a brand-new par 3 course will open adjacent to the current practice facility at Jug Mountain Ranch. This six-hole course is being designed by Don Knott, the original JMR course designer, and will offer a fun way to mix up your game, play with the family, and reserve for private tournaments and events.

LOCAL’S TIP: The weekly Nine and Dine (dinner and 9 holes) on Wednesdays and the Thursday Scramble (9-hole scramble) are the place to be on weekdays! Continued page 10


…How an unforgettable dinner begins. Every selection must lead to pure satisfaction— and here at The Narrows Steakhouse, that is our singular aim. Something decadent or something light? Surf or Turf? Full-bodied red or a floral white? Immerse yourself in the most authentic fine dining experience the West has to offer.

The Narrows Steakhouse. Brilliant choice.

Open Daily, 5–10pm. For reservations, call 208.630.0203 | 501 West Lake Street | McCall, Idaho 83638

MOST CHALLENGING HOLE | #4 This long par 4 at Jug Mountain Ranch has earned the top spot for challenge for good reason. From the gold tees it is 487 yards, often into the wind. To carry the first bunker, it’s 240 yards. Just be sure you don’t go too far left or you’ll drop into the rough. The second shot should err to the right as well to avoid the bunkers below the green. While the hole appears narrow, it actually has a deceptively wide fairway. Don’t let the straight orientation of this hole fool you. The elevation changes and subtle slopes have #4 rated as the most difficult on the course.

Most Scenic Hole | #12 The backdrop to this hole is idyllic and brings it all together—a barn, a lovely pond, a creek, a snow-capped mountain. Any direction you look has a view worth soaking in. It is also a fun hole to play! Hole 12 is all about risk versus reward with a tee shot that takes you over a large pond. Be bold and go for the green at 310 yards or use a short iron to get you over the water down the left side with an easier second shot to the green.

Local’s Favorite | #16

Whitetail Club We can’t talk about golf without mentioning the stunning Whitetail Club. This private course is primarily for homeowners, but they do have limited tee times for guests of Shore Lodge. Book your stay at this iconic lakefront resort by visiting 10

This hole has it all: picture perfect views of Jughandle Mountain, a crisp mountain stream surrounding the green, elevation changes, a blind uphill, and a challenge. As a long par 5, this hole keeps you guessing. The tee shot is uphill with wetlands and out of bounds to the left and right of the fairway. The second shot is all downhill and while it is possible to get to the green in two shots, Boulder Creek has been known to steal a lot of golf balls in the attempt. Put simply, this hole embodies everything we love about golf and is hands down the most-talked about hole on the course. Continued page 14


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Alpine Village Company 616 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-336-2200

Aspen Timeshares / McCall Area Timeshares 1607 Davis Ave., #149 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7028

Brundage Bungalows 308 W Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-473-2894

Burgdorf Hot Springs 404 French Creek Rd. (FS#246) Burgdorf, Idaho 83638 208-315-6657

Cabernet Cottage 208 Thula St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-890-1588

Camp Ida Haven 2595 Eastside Dr. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5922

Creekside RV Park and Campground 3278 Hwy 55 New Meadows, Idaho 83654 208-315-3080

DoneRight Vacation Rentals and Property Management 200 Park St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-0030

Evergreen Gems Limited Edition Vacation Property Rentals & Property Management McCall, Idaho 83638 208-631-0576


Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council, Inc.

Mundo Hot Springs and RV Park

Camp Alice Pittenger 2111 Pilgrim Cove McCall, Idaho 83638 208-377-2011

3016 Goodrich Rd. Cambridge, Idaho 83610 208-257-3849

The Hartland Inn Bed & Breakfast

296 Smylie Ln. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-440-5163

211 N. Norris Avenue New Meadows, Idaho 83654 208-347-2114

Havens Haven Guest House and Bed & Breakfast McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-6600

Hearthstone 1308 Hearthstone Ct. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-991-9380

Hotel McCall 1101 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8105

No Business Lodge

Palooza Basecamp and Eatery 112 N Main St. Cascade, Idaho 83611 208-733-0507

Paradise Point Episcopal Church Camp 2755 Eastside Dr. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-345-4440

Payette National Forest 500 N Mission St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-0700

Pilgrim Cove Camp and Conference Center

401 S 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 800-844-3246

1075 Plymouth Rd. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5555

iTrip Boise – McCall

Ponderosa State Park

1404 W Idaho St., #104 Boise, Idaho 83702 208-991-4991

1920 Davis Ave. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2164

Ranch View Venue

305 E Park St., Ste. D McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-5045

3523 South End Rd. New Meadows, Idaho 83654 208-412-7756

McCall Property Services/McCall Outfitters

Rustic Inn McCall

204 Lenora St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-6257

McCall RV Resort 200 Scott St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5646

McCall Vacation Rentals 208-761-7064

McCall Vacations 805 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7056

400 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7671

The RV Landing at Carlson Ranch 1526 Big Salmon Rd. Riggins, Idaho 83549 208-628-3037

Salmon Rapids Lodge 1010 Main St. Riggins, Idaho 208-628-2743

Scandia Inn 401 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7394

Shore Lodge 501 W Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2244

Spiegelman Family Properties Almost Heaven & Annie’s Place

Tamarack Resort

311 Village Dr. Donnelly, Idaho 83615 208-325-1000


1000 N 2nd St., Apt. 104 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7766 • 800-863-8415

WorldMark McCall

805 Sorrel Ct. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2063



Council Greens Golf Course Located just south of Council on Highway 55, this fun 9-hole, par 37, 3,236-yard course is a staple for locals. The course opened in 1963 and has been delighting golfers with views of the surrounding valley and its friendly, approachable vibe. This is a great stop for a quick nine or an outing with the entire family.

McCall Golf Course Tucked right in the heart of McCall just a few blocks from Payette Lake and a few blocks from Ponderosa State Park, the McCall Golf Course is 27 holes of bliss. Wildlife is abundant, conditions are always good, and the course boasts a vibrant golf culture. Banyans on the Green restaurant and bar offers a place to meet and mingle as the central gathering place.

Most Scenic Hole | Aspen #1

Originally built as an 18-hole course, the facility was expanded to add an additional 9 holes and now provides three 9-hole course options for players: Aspen, Birch, and Cedar. Play one or play them all. These 27 holes are also home to one of the biggest match play events in the Northwest…the McCall Amateur. The tournament is comprised of three separate competitions, junior, women, and men, that takes place over the course of a week each summer and draws golfers from ages 5 to 85.

With 27 holes to choose from, finding a favorite at McCall Golf Club is a tough choice, but Aspen #1 is a beauty. The 370-yard par 4 has a tree-lined fairway with a stunning view of Brundage Mountain and water features to the left of the fairway and green, which was rebuilt in 2016. If you are lucky, you may also see some of the resident deer wander through your tee shot adding to both challenge and aesthetic appeal to Aspen #1.

LOCAL’S TIP: McCall Golf Course offers a special reduced family

Local’s Favorite | Aspen #8

rate after 5pm. This is a great time to sneak in a round after a busy day or play a few holes with younger kids.

Most Challenging Hole | Birch #3 A bit of a challenge keeps you humble on the course. This par 3 has a blind uphill landing area and sits right in front of the restaurant deck. Between the elevation change and gallery watching your tee shot, Birch 3 is bit of a pressure cooker. 14

This fun little par 3 has received a lot of time and attention from the maintenance staff and has a green that plays like a dream. The hole has a slight uphill over water and you can always tell when someone hits a great shot on Aspen 8…it sits right next to the Snack Shack, a gathering place that adds a bit of comradery and a lot of fun to this hole. Continued page 16





Osprey Meadows

Tamarack Resort announced in 2021 that the Located at the 45th parallel in New resort had acquired its former 18-hole Meadows, this 6,696-yard course championship golf course, Osprey Meadows. offers a thrilling round of golf. Plans for restoration and rehabilitation are MeadowCreek was actually underway with the intent to be open for the originally developed as 2023 season. For more information on the “Kimberland Meadows” and named project, visit after local pioneer and trapper William Kimberland who lived in the valley in the 1870s. The 18-hole golf course opened in 1983 and has been a gem in Meadows Valley ever since.

Most Challenging | #12 This long, uphill par 4 is flanked by out-of-bounds areas on both the right and left sides of the fairway so your first shot needs to be nice and straight. The large, elevated two-tiered green is protected by a hazard that crosses the fairway and is protected on both sides by mature stands of ponderosa pines. While the setting is certainly scenic, the green slopes severely from back to front making your final shots a true test of your short game.

Most Scenic | #14

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Dramatic is the only way to describe this hole. This par 4 has a blind tee shot and out-of-bounds along the left side of the fairway. At 200 yards, the fairway falls away dramatically downhill to the green. Picturesque Granite Mountain looms in the background for your second shot down the fairway making this one of our favorite scenic holes in the valley.

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We all live for that one great shot and hole #15 is a challenging Par 5 that teases the opportunity for a great golf story. From the tee, the rough looms to the left up to the bridge. After the bridge, there is a hazard that runs the length of the fairway changing to out-of-bounds at about 150 yards to the green. On the second shot there is a long pond on the right. Golfers have to decide whether to go over the pond or around it to a narrow opening to the slightly elevated two-tier green. Birdies are possible (hello, elusive great shot!), but so are double bogies or worse. This is a hole you want to play again and again to test your luck and skill.

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209 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-469-9475

Fogglifter Café 1003 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5507

Frenchie’s on Third

Albertsons 132 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8166

The Bar at Shore Lodge 501 W Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2244

Banyans on the Green 925 Fairway Dr. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-6575

The Baum Shelter 131 Bemis Gulch Rd. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-636-4393

319 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-6104

Growler’s Pizza Grill 501 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7755

Ice Cream Alley 310 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-4700

The Intersection BBQ 206 Virginia St. New Meadows, Idaho 83654 208-347-4499

Jug Mountain Ranch Clubhouse Restaurant 13834 Farm to Market Rd. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5072

KB’s Burritos 616 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5500

Lardos Grill and Saloon 600 W Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8191

Mile High Marina & Grille 1300 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 Open Memorial Day through Labor Day 208-634-8605

The Mill Steak and Spirits 324 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7683

Miner’s Grab N Go 147 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2004

Bistro 45 1101 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4515

Blue Moose Drive Thru 907 W Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-6418

Café 6 three 4 500 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4634

Clearwater Coffee Company

760 Village Drive #102 Tamarack, Idaho 83615 (208) 325-1017

The Coffee Shop at Shore Lodge 501 W Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 800-657-6464

Cutwater Grill at Shore Lodge 501 W Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 800-657-6464



Mountain Java & The Back Room Bar

Salmon River Brewery

501 Pine St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2027

411 Railroad Ave. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4772

My Father’s Place 901 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4401

The Narrows Steakhouse at Shore Lodge 501 W Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2244

Natural Grocers 209 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638

North Fork Coffee Roasters 204 Lenora St., Ste. 100 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-3358

Palooza Basecamp and Eatery 112 N Main St., Cascade, Idaho 83611 208-733-0507

Pueblo Lindo 1007 W Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2270

Ragazza Di Bufalo 319 Main St. Donnelly, Idaho 83615 208-325-3463

Ragazza di Lago Creative Mediterranean Cuisine 203 E Lake Street McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4665

The Rendezvous

Includes El Pueblo Taqueria, Triple B Diner and Summi Bowls 780 Village Drive #103 Tamarack, Idaho 83615 (208) 325-1123

The Reserve

760 Village Drive #101 Tamarack, Idaho 83615 (208) 325-1014

Rupert’s at Hotel McCall 1101 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8108

Secesh Stage Stop 24728 Warren Wagon Rd. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-636-4498

Smoky’s Bar and Grill at Brundage Mountain Resort 3890 Goose Lake Rd. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4151

Stacey Cakes 136 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2537

Steamers Steak and Seafood 308 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-1411

Subway of McCall 320 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2855


Subway of New Meadows 505 Virginia St. New Meadows, Idaho 83654 208-347-4000

The Sushi Bar 414 Railroad Ave. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7874

Tamarack Resort 311 Village Dr. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-325-1000

Toll Station Pizza

Ethanol Free Gas · Convenience Store Local Craft Beers · Best Tacos in McCall

410 Railroad Ave. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7818

Village Market

760 Village Drive #103 Tamarack, Idaho 83615 (208) 325-1012

Wild River Java 201 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5282

147 N Third Street, McCall


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High-Mountain Gardening in McCall

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By McKenzie Kraemer

It isn’t that high-altitude gardening is impossible, it just takes a bit of know-how. Selecting plant varieties, finding ways to extend the growing season, and a lot of trial and error as to what works in this valley’s particular micro-climate can make gardening here a creative endeavor; an endeavor that is well worth the effort. From the flower baskets that hang on the lampposts in downtown McCall to the fresh produce available at the local farmers’ markets, there is ample opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the successes of a high mountain garden…and indulge in a little sunshine and hope of your own. Continued page 22

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A gardener is an eternal optimist. There is so much hope and expectation that comes with putting a seed in the ground. That optimism is coupled with a healthy dose of determination and grit when it comes to gardening in a high-altitude climate like McCall. Every flower that blooms here, every berry that ripens, every bean or pea or squash that is picked feels like a little victory.


I have a very vivid memory of picking raspberries with my grandpa as a kid. I remember running across his lawn to the garden and plucking the big red berries, rinsing them in the hose water, and sneaking a few before putting the rest into a bucket. Looking back, I imagined that I was probably about four or five years old. I am not sure when memories start, but I found a photo of my grandpa and me on that day – it is exactly like the experience in my head. The date stamp on the back of the photo puts me at about two and half years old; this might just be my very first memory. And maybe that is why gardening is so fascinating to me. Growing up, my mom always had a garden. My sister and I would pick snap peas, strawberries, and beans. We would help weed. We would squeal when little garter snakes would speed across the rows. My mom has carried that tradition on to this day – now her garden is here in McCall and my kids are old enough to help grandma pick those snap peas, strawberries, beans…and monster zucchini. Maybe one day my children will look back and find that their first memories are of vegetables and garter snakes. Gardening spans generations, differences, and taps into a caring, nurturing part of us that we carry on through the rest of our lives.

And that is when I realized I had no idea what I was doing. The idea of gardening is a lot easier than the action. So, I started simple, started paying attention, and started asking a ton of questions. Here is what I learned from a some amazing local gardeners:

The Timber Garden

“Sometimes I wonder if it hadn’t already been a hobby and both my husband and I hadn’t grown up with it…I wonder if we would have been as set on trying to garden?” But garden they do! Samantha and Tobin Orient have what can only be described as “garden goals.” As part of the Master Gardener program, Samantha is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to getting things to grow in this crazy climate. Her insight is invaluable and her ease in the garden is reassuring. “It isn’t that everything goes well all of the time,” she says. “We have definitely had our fair share of fails and panicked tomato covering episodes – but more things go right than you would think.” And those successes show. What started out as four raised beds and a 30 x 60-foot fenced area has now grown into a stunning 120 x 200-feet- and that doesn’t include the orchard. They have 26 fruit trees including peaches (yes, really!), sweet cherries, pears, and hybrid plums, as well as an impressive selection of berries including black raspberries, yellow raspberries, red raspberries, blueberries, and honeyberries. They also have powerhouse garden beds where they grow asparagus, carrots, beans, beets, bok choy, broccoli, broccoli rabe, buckwheat, garlic, kohlrabi, peas, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, strawberries,


Photo courtesy Samantha Sais Photography

And while we love grandma’s garden, I decided last year that I needed one in my own backyard. I want to create the full experience, so my kids have ample opportunity to get dirty, grow things, and pick raspberries.

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But getting to this point has been a labor of love. “It is all about the long game here,” Samantha says. “There are so many things you only have to do once,” things like building raised beds or putting in gravel paths. She also puts a lot of focus on perennials – both for beauty and food production. Establishing things like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, and asparagus mean that you plant once and with a little bit of love, they come back year after year.

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even peppers and tomatoes! They also grow herbs they use in their kitchen every day like mint, oregano, and thyme. Interlaced with all the delicious food are delightful sunflowers, dahlias, gladiolas, hardy hibiscus and more. The layers of trees, shrubs, bushes, and plants in combination is nothing short of breathtaking.



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Use the space you have. Start small if you need to and pay attention to companion plants. For example, garlic and onions do well when planted under an apple tree. They each add something different to the soil and help one another be more resistant to disease. Strawberries work great under trees as well – they are natively an understory plant!

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For newbies such as myself, Samantha has some practical tips to get started:


It hasn’t all been sunshine and roses however, and it is nice to know even the best gardeners have some major fails every now and then. “I will try and make literally anything that could possibly grow here work,” she says. “But hardy kiwis were a total flop. I have also tried so many times to grow hazelnuts but have killed every one of them.” On top of the short growing season, there is also wildlife to contend with. Even the hardiest varieties are no match for Bambi looking for a snack.

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“The most successful part of gardening is kind of like raising kids,” she says. “You teach them and help them along with the goal of getting them to thrive on their own.” Her garden does just that. And she still finds joy each spring watching her garden come to life. “It is honestly like a moon scape in the winter and then out of nowhere, the rhubarb and garlic will start popping up in the spring.”


Manipulate microclimates

“It is amazing how there can be so many different microclimates in one space – even within my own garden,” she says. “At one end of my garden I can’t plant squash because the temperature dips just enough in the fall that they will freeze…but they do just fine in the front area of the garden.”

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Hardy. It’s a buzz word around here, but the high altitude and short growing season make it all but required. While most of the area lands in zone 5 of the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone rating, that usually won’t cut it. Samantha strives for zone 3 or 4 varieties to ensure her plants can thrive. When selecting rootstock for things like fruit trees, she recommends finding a variety that has a later bloom time.

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“Our last freeze date is never.” Samantha’s words of wisdom may just become our new favorite bumper sticker. But it is the truth- in McCall it can snow in July (and has!). So it is good to be prepared. Know that tropical plants like tomatoes take a lot of work here, though it isn’t impossible. Keep some frost cloth (or a sheet) handy for those unexpected freezing nights and give plants a good water ahead of a freeze. “It sounds counterintuitive,” she says, “but watering before a frost can save your plants as the water generates heat during evaporation.”


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Knowing your garden is important, but you can also manipulate it to make it work better for you. Create your own microclimates through “heat sinks,” created by utilizing fences, structures, or adding rocks. “Rocks and walls are amazing heat sinks,” she says. “Even with short days, they hold in the heat and help extend your growing window.” This is where trial and error really shine!


And while Samantha does have a greenhouse, she says it is not a requirement here. “You can grow a ton of food without one,” she says, “but if you are after tropical plants like peppers and tomatoes, it is really nice to have.” Continued page 26 25

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One of the best ways to learn more is by asking another gardener. If you have ever done so, you know that gardeners love to talk plants! The University of Idaho Extension and the Master Gardener program are also great resources for those wanting to learn more about high altitude gardening. As Idaho’s designated agricultural college, the U of I receives funding to do all sorts of research- some of which is geared toward home gardens. As a bonus, they share research with other similar states like Oregon, Minnesota, and Maine. The Master Gardener program is a free resource for anyone – you can call or email any of the gardeners in the program and ask a question to get personalized, local feedback and information. There is also a wealth of knowledge to be found on the U of I Extension website with high-altitude specific information on plant varieties that do well (remember all that research?), season extending ideas, and so much more. It may seem a little daunting to start, but, as Samantha reminded me, plants will do better than you think. “Things are resilient and so many plants will surprise you.” And that gives me the encouragement I need to just dive in and try to carve out my own little high mountain paradise. So, cheers to sunshine and hope. Time to go plant the garden. Continued page 28

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Each year Samantha relies on a map of the garden to help her plan. “My garden map is huge. I am a visual person and I need to see how things are laid out. Then I note any updates, plants that need replacing in the spring and such.” On top of that, she keeps a garden journal with notes about hy ra p plant varieties, what worked, and what didn’t. og ot h P is Keeping a record of things helps you find those go-to varieties and learn from trial and error! a

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Charles Stegner spent the first part of his career in the IT world consulting with hospitals and healthcare companies. But he and his wife, Mary, both grew up in Idaho and knew they wanted to find a way to live in the McCall area. When Mary was offered a teaching position in Donnelly, they purchased six acres south of town and started turning a blank piece of land into Stegner Farm. “We have always had a garden and we love cooking and food,” says Charles. “It was just a natural fit.” The couple spent the first several years building infrastructure, including a geothermal greenhouse. “We knew growing in this climate would be challenging, especially on a commercial scale, so the geothermal greenhouse was a must for us.” This structure enables them to grow cold weather crops all winter, start tomatoes and peppers, and have a place for spring nursery plants. In addition to the greenhouse, Stegner Farm also uses several high tunnels to help get a jump on the season. “We are really just using every possible way to extend the growing season in a cost-effective manner,” he says. “We have tried just about everything, including melting snow with black tarps, to try and warm up the soil earlier.” And like any backyard gardener, narrowing in on the varieties that perform the best is key. “One of the hardest things about growing here is that you can’t read a seed packet and know when to plant. Every year we try to push it, plant a little earlier, and then have a backup plan in case it doesn’t work.”





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Their persistence has paid off. Stegner Farm is one of a handful of local farms growing commercially and offering farm-to-table produce grown right here in the mountains of McCall. While best-known for their baby greens like lettuce, arugula, and spinach, Stegner Farm also



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Growing a Business grows and sells carrots, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, fennel, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and more.

To learn more, subscribe to their newsletter, or place an online order, visit You can also follow them on Instagram (@stegnerfarm).

Find Stegner Farm’s fresh produce at the Donnelly Farmers’ Market or Huckleberry Garden. They also sell direct from their website where you can purchase for pickup at the farm, at the Donnelly Farmers’ Market, or (new this year) at St. Luke’s McCall. They also host an annual plant sale in mid-May.

Best produce for high mountain beginners GREENS There is an endless variety of options and most have a short maturity window making them an easy, delicious option.

GARLIC Plant in the fall then forget about them. They will be the first things to pop in the spring. Garlic is hardy and easy!

POTATOES It should be no surprise that potatoes grow well in Idaho…but it may be surprising to know they grow very well in high altitudes as well.

RADISHES Like greens, radishes have a super short maturity window. They do a great job of giving you something tangible out of the garden quickly.

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MCCALL’S FINEST SPIRITS Straight up or on the rocks? Shaken or stirred? McCall’s finest spirits are handcrafted at The Bar.


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McCall Pathways Make It Possible By McKenzie Kraemer With all the adrenaline-inducing single-track and endless scenic hikes in the area, we can sometimes forget about how much we love our urban, multiuse trails. The paved pathways and designated bike routes, the boardwalk, and the lake loop—these are the routes we take daily. The ones that make it possible to take a bike ride as a family, enjoy an evening stroll, or walk downtown for an ice cream cone without having to worry about where to park the car. And these pathways and connections are expanding. The City of McCall Parks and Recreation Department, guided by the Pathways Master Plan, is working to make both northsouth and east-west connections throughout the city. “We finally feel like we have been able to make some big strides in completing some major connections,” says Kurt Wolf, City of McCall Parks and Recreation Director. “Our north-south pathways feel really solid. Now we are trying to infill the east-west connections to tie everything together.” That all adds up to one impressive amenity and a great way to explore the McCall area on foot or by bike. “One less vehicle downtown or at the grocery store and being able to promote a healthy activity that is fun for the whole family is amazing,” says Wolf.

Fun Fact: Parks and Rec plows all city pathways in the winter, including a route through the McCall Golf Course. “The cost to keep these pathways plowed is paid back tenfold by the health and wellness benefit the community gets,” says Wolf.

Make it An Adventure McCall’s network of pathways makes it easy to see the sights and turn a lazy stroll into an afternoon of adventure. Walk or bike these routes to visit some of McCall’s most iconic locations, take in the scenery, or check out the public art scene. Continued page 34 33

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1. The “Bearing Wall” at Art Roberts Park (327 E Lake Street)

Start your journey in the company of five curious and casual bears. “The Bearing Wall” was the first piece of public art installed in McCall, and arguably the favorite. This signature sculpture is located at Art Roberts Park overlooking Payette Lake.

2. Legacy Park Fountain (1100 E Lake Street)

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Legacy Park is the centerpiece of the McCall community. This spectacular green space is threaded with paths you can stroll or bike. In the summer, the park is buzzing with activity. Swim, play, or lounge at the beach area and grassy fields – and don’t miss the signature fountain! A great stop for a picnic or a cone from Ice Cream Alley or Sasquatch Sweets.

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3. Centennial Park Mosaic Wall (Corner of Railroad and N 3rd Street) Centennial Park and Centennial Plaza are landmarks established to commemorate the city’s 100th birthday in 2011. The Mosaic Wall at Centennial Park is a combination of colorful tiles and smooth river stones that wind along the sidewalk in a beautiful display of public art.

4. Veteran’s Park (Corner of Lenora and N 3rd Street) Across the street, at Community Park, you’ll find the Veteran’s Memorial. Follow the pathway to the memorial where McCall’s service members and military veterans are honored.

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5. Central Idaho Historical Museum (1001 State Street)


The Central Idaho Historical Museum includes eight buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. A bronze statue representing the Civilian Conservation Corps entitled The Worker is also located here. The Museum lawn is also a great place to see some of McCall’s most famous residents...a herd of mule deer! Please check their website for current tour information: Continued page 36

6. Rotary Park - Legend of Sharlie (335 W Lake Street) Ride to the water’s edge and enjoy the view at Rotary Park. You can take a dip in the lake, picnic under the pines, or frolic on the playground equipment that includes a replica of McCall’s famous lake monster, Sharlie, for the kids to climb on. Continued page 44


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Broken Horn Brewing Company 201 Mission St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-5472

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Lardos Grill & Saloon 600 W Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8191

Mile High Marina & Grille

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The Mill Steak and Spirits 324 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7683

Palooza Basecamp and Eatery

112 N Main St. Cascade, Idaho 83611 208-733-0507


Rupert’s at Hotel McCall 1101 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8108

Salmon River Brewery 411 Railroad Ave. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4772

Steamers Steak and Seafood 308 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-638-1411

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Bear Basin Nordic Center 3635 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5691

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203 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5253

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Optional Extension | 2 miles (about 15 minutes) Ride southwest toward Mather Road and turn right to stay on Mather Road. Turn right onto N Mission Street, left onto Stibnite Street, left onto the riverfront/North Valley Rail Trail pathway. Follow until you get to Mission Street. Cross over Mission Street and head down into Riverfront Park along the river.

Sheep Bridge (Riverfront Park) This big red bridge has become a local’s favorite in McCall. Explore the Riverfront Park area or cross the bridge and walk along the natural trails to soak up the day. Foot paths within the River’s Crossing neighborhood across from Riverfront Park are open to the public and offer an easy walking loop to end your iconic tour of McCall.

Route 2 Art in the City | 4 miles The natural beauty of McCall is made even more majestic with a series of public art installations throughout the city. From historical legacies like the Civilian Conservation Corps memorial statue to works by the budding future artists of McCall like the Youth Art Installation on Railroad Avenue, this collection of public art is diverse, beautiful, and speaks to the spirit of the city. Follow the Art in the City self-guided bike tour to enjoy 9 of these delightful works of art.

1. “Shortcut” (McCall Public Library) This jovial bunch of children welcomes visitors to the McCall Public Library and is the perfect first stop on our public art tour. 44

Created by artist Jane Dedecker, the staff at the library have been known to add beach balls, winter scarves, and schoolbooks to the sculpture to celebrate the seasons.

2. Youth Art Installation (Railroad Ave.) Even retaining walls in McCall are decorated to the nines! This installation was created by art students from the McCallDonnelly High School Advanced Art Class and provides a welcome pop of color for drivers, pedestrians, and bikers along Railroad Avenue.

3. “Taking Flight” (Corner of Pine and Railroad) Artist Alisa Looney created this sculpture to represent our deep connection with nature, open skies, and free-flowing rivers. The bright blue steel installation joins a bird taking flight with a person staying grounded, all in a location that takes advantage of beautiful Payette Lake in the background!

4. Big Green Chair (NE corner of Pine St. and Roosevelt Ave.) This hidden gem is a perfect place to snap a family photo. Find it tucked away under the pines in a little popup park on the corner of Pine and Roosevelt. There are also several picnic tables here where you can stop and enjoy a snack.

5. “Mountain Goats at Play” (Roosevelt Ave.) Pull up a seat next to three colorful mountain goats in the Alpine Playhouse pedestrian plaza. Artist Matt Babcock’s bright red aluminum installation provides a fun public gathering place to soak in the sunshine. While you are there, check the Alpine Playhouse for the next performance dates! Continued page 46

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6. “Going to School” (Brown Park) Brown Park is an idyllic place to spend an hour or two. Along with playground equipment, benches, and ample green space to enjoy, this site is also where the historic McCall Mill used to be located and has a lovely shoreline path perfect for strolling.

7. “Stalactites” (Legacy Park) Legacy Park is in the center of it all and features a unique sculpture designed by Zella Bardsley that perfectly frames the view of Payette Lake and Brundage Mountain. While here, enjoy a volleyball court, picnic tables, splash fountain, and an enclosed swimming area.

8. “CCC Worker Memorial” (Central Idaho Historical Museum) During the Great Depression, more than 25 percent of Americans were suffering from unemployment. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was part of FDR’s New Deal and put America’s young men to work protecting the nation’s natural resources. The CCC accomplished remarkable feats for the environment and agriculture and had a lasting impact on the McCall area. The CCC Worker statue is a monument to their legacy and sits on the lawn of the Central Idaho Historical Museum.

9. “Wings Over McCall” (Deinhard and Hwy 55) The last stop on our tour, but the first piece of art to welcome you into McCall! “Wings Over McCall” sits at the main intersection of Dienhard and Highway 55, against the backdrop of the McCall airport. This iconic sundial was designed by Ward Hooper. 46

Route 3 The Scenic Route | 6.3 miles (up to 17.3 with extensions) McCall’s network of pathways gives you a front row seat to some seriously beautiful views. From the golf course to Ponderosa State Park, Payette Lake to shady forests, and more beauty beyond every turn, there is no shortage of natural beauty to see on a ride around town.

1. Start It is easy to hop on the trail at any point and make a loop of this route, but for an easy starting point, we like to start this ride on the separated paved pathway in front of Ridley’s Family Market. The path is smooth, wide and a perfect place to kick off your scenic ride. Continued page 48

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2. Put a Spring in your Step (or Pedal)

Pro Tip: There is a bike tuning station where the path passes Wooley Ave. in case you need to make any adjustments along the way! This is also a great time to explore the new Wooley Boardwalk!

3. Lick Creek Road Turn west and head toward Ponderosa State Park. This section of the route is a road shared with vehicles, pedestrians, and bikes. At the end of Lick Creek Road, turn north and ride into Ponderosa State Park.

4. Ponderosa State Park Take the Lakeview Trail at the park entrance to access the Peninsula Trail that follows the western shoreline of the park. At this point, you can choose to explore the Visitors Center, Amphitheater, Activity Center, and beaches or extend your ride through the park to see one of the most scenic overlooks in McCall. 48




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From Ridley’s, head east toward the Payette Lakes Middle School then turn north to connect to the Spring Mountain Ranch paved pathway. This delightful stretch takes you along the outskirts of the city and past thick forested areas, the McCall Golf Course, and past meadows and wetlands.

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The trails in the park are dirt single track and the route to the overlook does climb in elevation, but the effort is worth the view! From the Peninsula Trail starting at the Activity Center, ride 3/4 of a mile and connect to the Huckleberry Bay Mountain Bike Trail at the Lily Marsh parking lot. This route will take you another mile to the northernmost point of the park with two stunning overlooks.

5. Lakeside Cruise When you are ready to head back into town, exit Ponderosa State Park and turn right onto Ruby Street. This turns into McCall Avenue and follows the perimeter of Payette Lake. Continue on to Mill Road, and then turn right onto Pine to put you right at Legacy Park.

6. Explore Downtown McCall From Legacy Park, pedal through the downtown core and explore the shops and restaurants. If you are looping back to the starting point, meet up with the pathway system next to City Hall on E. Park Street. Ride past the McCall-Donnelly High School and Disc Golf Course until you reach the pathway’s intersection at Deinhard. From here, turn east (left) to get back to Ridley’s.


Optional Extension: North Valley Rail Trail If you haven’t had enough scenery for one day, extend your ride by continuing straight along the pathway at the Deinhard intersection. The route will take you to Mission Street with a short section of “share the road” riding until a separated paved pathway near the River Ranch community begins. The paved pathway gives way to a natural surface pathway and marks the beginning of the North Valley Rail Trail. Ride the Rail Trail past the Activity Barn up to Heinrich Lane.

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More Links in the Chain To compliment the pathways already in place, the City of McCall Parks and Recreation Department has several projects in the works to strengthen the interconnectivity of existing trails and add features to make pathway use more enjoyable. Flight Path Bike Park The City of McCall is partnering with the Central Idaho Mountain Biking Association (CIMBA) to develop a flow line and several jump lines adjacent to the existing pathway between Stibnite and Deinhard. “This is a fun one we are planning to start this summer and is a great compliment to the skate park and pump track that are connected to this route,” says Wolf.

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Wooley Phase 2 Will add a paved pathway along Wooley Ave. to connect the end of the Wooley Boardwalk and Davis Ave. Deinhard Improvements A short section of paved pathway is planned for Deinhard starting at the intersection of Deinhard and Highway 55 to the Post Office. In addition, a planned development near the McCall Fire Station will include adding a separated pathway along Deinhard starting at Thula Street and connecting with the existing riverfront route that parallels Mission Street. Lardo Bridge Connection Engineering is currently underway to build a pathway that connects the Lardo Bridge near Shore Lodge to the Bear Basin connector trail. Single-track at Spring Mountain Ranch The Parks department is eyeing a possible single-track line that parallels the Spring Mountain Ranch paved pathway that would utilize log and rock features in the natural landscape.

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This event calendar represents typical happenings you can find throughout the year in McCall. Please visit each group or business website for specific information on each event.

JANUARY Bears Den Snowcat Dinners: Brundage Mountain, January–April

Bears Den Snowcat Dinners: Brundage Mountain, January–April Beer & Gear Festival: Brundage Mountain Women with Bait Tournament: Riggins Snowmobile Crab Feed: Warren

Youth Ice Fishing Day Grom Games: Tamarack Resort McCall Re-Mastered Nordic Race Winter Carnival Events begin the last Friday of January Idaho Sled Dog Challenge Live Music Saturdays: The Rendezvous at Tamarack Resort

FEBRUARY Bears Den Snowcat Dinners: Brundage Mountain, January–April McCall Starz on Ice Winter Carnival Events the first weekend of February Heritage Night: Little Ski Hill

Donnelly Community Yard and Craft Sale Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Idaho Gives Summer Operations Begin: Tamarack Resort Mother’s Day Celebrations Riggins Rodeo and Parade GIG Foundation Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction: Bistro 45 Historic Roseberry Open House and Volunteer Picnic Memorial Day Observance


Military Springfest: Brundage Mountain

Donnelly Farmers Market every Wednesday, 3-6pm

Theatre Production by McCall Arts & Humanities

McCall Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday, 10am-2pm

St. Patrick’s Day Events: Yacht Club & Foresters

McCall Arts and Humanities Creative Campus Series: June through August

Brewski: Tamarack Resort

TGIF Summer Concert Series: Brundage Mountain

Spring Break Lunch & a Movie: Shore Lodge Live Music Saturdays: The Rendezvous at Tamarack Resort

Payette Children’s Forest Winter Adventure Idaho Free Nordic Ski Day


APRIL Bears Den Snowcat Dinners: Brundage Mountain, January–April Idaho State Pond Skimming Championships: Tamarack Resort

Seven Devils Playwrights Conference Idaho Free Fishing Day Father’s Day Celebrations McCall Public Library Summer Reading Program Summer Operations Begin: Brundage Mountain Sunset Concert Series: Tamarack Resort

Brundage Mountain Crazy Daze & Pond Skimming

Kaleidoscope Children’s Art Festival: Central Idaho Historical Museum

Snowbox Derby: Tamarack Resort

Cowboy Trade Days: Roseberry

State Gelande Quaff Championships: Brundage Mountain

Taste of McCall

Salmon River Jet Boat Races: Riggins

Yoga Festival: Tamarack Resort

Easter Brunch: Shore Lodge & Rupert’s

Hells Canyon Days: Cambridge

Community Easter Egg Hunts

Ponderosa Park Run for Payette Lakes Ski Club

Howdy’s Gas and Grub Annual Fishing Tournament Mountain High Quilt Camp: Quaker Hill

Alpha Days: Alpha Grange

Wine Festival: Tamarack Resort

Brundage Mountain Diva Days Demo Days: Tamarack Resort

President’s Weekend Light Show: Tamarack Resort USASA Freestyle Series: Tamarack Resort


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Destination: Beer

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JULY Donnelly Farmers Market every Wednesday, 3-6pm

2. Enjoy a locally brewed beer at one of 25 stops along the trail.

McCall Arts and Humanities Creative Campus Series: June through August

4. Turn in your passport to claim your prize.

4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks: McCall, Donnelly, Cascade & New Meadows

Thunder Mountain Days: Cascade Summit Cat Track 10k: Brundage Mountain Roseberry Arts and Crafts Festival

Cascade Holiday Bazaar: Ashley Inn

3. Collect 10 stamps.

McCall Public Library Summer Reading Program

Cruiz’N McCall Car Show

Theatre Production by McCall Arts & Humanities Council

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McCall Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday, 10am-2pm

4th of July Music Festival: Brundage Mountain


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AUGUST CONTINUED TGIF Summer Concert Series: Brundage Mountain Roseberry Wednesday Night Concert Series

Thanksgiving 6K Turkey Trot: The Club at Aspen Village McCall Festival of Trees Hunt Lodge Holiday Bazaar Mountain Hollydays: Thanksgiving to New Year’s Tamarack Gives Back Small Business Saturday Pray for Snow Party: Activity Barn Thanksgiving Dinner: Shore Lodge, Rupert’s & the Ashley Inn Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Cascade Fall Concert: Shore Lodge

Payette Children’s Forest Take it Outside Event

Sunset Concert Series: Tamarack Resort

Shepherd’s Home Annual Golf Scramble

Chalk on the Walk: Cascade

McCall Amateur Golf Tournament

Art in the Courtyard

Roseberry Summer Music Festival

Mountain Brewfest

Downtown ShopAround


Downtown Tree Lighting: McCall & New Meadows

SummerFest presented by McCall Music Society 4 Summit Challenge: Cascade

Valley County Fair and Rodeo

Donnelly Farmers Market every Wednesday, 3-6pm

Roseberry Wednesday Night Concert Series

McCall Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday, 10am-2pm

TGIF Summer Concert Series: Brundage Mountain

Meadows Valley Days

Sunset Concert Series: Tamarack Resort

Roseberry’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social

Payette Lakes Classic and Wooden Boat Show

Bikes, Brews, and Bluegrass Festival: Tamarack Resort

Riggins Hot Summer Nights

Alpha Nursery Fall Harvest Festival

AUGUST Donnelly Farmers Market every Wednesday, 3-6pm McCall Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday, 10am-2pm McCall Arts and Humanities Creative Campus Series: June through August McCall Public Library Summer Reading Program Yellow Pine Harmonica Festival Huckleberry Festival: Donnelly

Oktoberfest: Tamarack Resort Judge’s Fishing Day: Cascade Payette Lake Run

OCTOBER McCall Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday, 10am-2pm

Snow Ball benefiting the Payette Lakes Ski Club Backcountry Film Festival St. Luke’s McCall Holiday Happenings



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Cascade Community Center Christmas Craft Fair McCall Music Society Community Carol-Along Breakfast with Santa: Shore Lodge Pictures with Santa: Various Locations Santa Paws Christmas Cookie Decorating: Shore Lodge Christmas Eve Dinner: Rupert’s & Ashley Inn

Skate By The Lake Hockey Tournament

Christmas Dinner: Shore Lodge

McCall Curling Club Roktoberspiel

Santa Skis: Brundage Mountain

Cascade Lake Run

Village Holiday Lighting Ceremony: Tamarack Resort

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Holiday Ice Show: Manchester Ice & Events Center

MWSC’s Ski Bum Scramble

McCall Ski Swap

Long Valley Pioneer Picnic

Haunted House: Little Ski Hill

Payette Lakes Fine Art and Craft Fair

Halloween in Donnelly

Live Music Saturdays: The Rendezvous at Tamarack Resort

Cascade Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament

Halloween Movie Night: Tamarack Resort

Light Up the Night: Brundage Mountain

Harvest Fest: Donnelly Elementary

Payette Lakes Ski Club Mountain Triathlon

Trunk or Treat Halloween Events

New Year’s Eve Celebrations: Tamarack Resort & Shore Lodge


For the Love of Dogs MCPAWS Volunteers are on the Giving AND Receiving End of Unconditional Love By April Thomas Whitney

Dogs. They bring so much joy to our lives. But not every dog has a loving family to call their own. The McCall community is fortunate to have a pro-active, no-kill shelter with paid staff dedicated to finding homes for stray and surrendered pets. Last year alone, the MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter found adoptive families for an impressive 462 pets. A successful adoption program is not just about posting cute pictures of the animals. Shelter staff is dedicated to working with each animal – no matter their quirks or background – to give them the best chance of finding a forever home. It’s a big responsibility, and shelter managers will tell you a lot of the credit for that success goes to a small but dedicated group of volunteers. Having volunteers come in and walk the dogs, or even help with dog laundry, makes a big difference, according to assistant shelter manager, Ashley Malone. “Not only does it give us time to work with another dog, it gives that dog that they’re walking an opportunity to meet a new person, or go for a walk and have that sort of enrichment.” Socializing is key to keeping the dogs calm and also help the shelter staff judge the best type of adoptive family for each dog. “Sometimes we have volunteers who have younger kids and sometimes they’re walking some dogs then we know those dogs are great with kids and we get that question a lot,” adds Malone. Those who volunteer to foster shelter dogs take that socialization to the next level. Fosters help the shelter staff determine how a dog will behave and react in a home 52

Chris Sinclair, MCPAWS Volunteer

environment—if they’re good with other dogs or cats, how they react to wildlife, and how they react to children—all important factors in matching them to future families. “When a foster dog comes back in for an adoption appointment, their demeanor is going to be a lot different than if they’d been sitting here in the shelter,” says Malone. “They’ll be more open to meeting new people, they’ll want to take treats, they’ll want pets, they’ll want to play. If they had just been here in the shelter, they’re more likely to be fearful, more shy.”

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“I couldn’t speak at all when I had my stroke, so sometimes I’d read to the dogs, and then I started walking the dogs,” says Sinclair, and as we all know, “dogs don’t judge.” “It was good for my speech therapy,” says Sinclair, and he found he liked it so much that walking two or three dogs at the shelter is now part of his daily routine. Sinclair has two dogs at home that also get walked every day. “Shelter dogs are good dogs,” Sinclair says. He especially likes walking the dogs who’ve been at the shelter for a while. That was obvious when foster pup Cinder came to visit and headed straight for Chris to share some love. Chris talks to the dogs during their walks and tries to help them learn to sit and be calm and to reinforce the shelter workers’ efforts to teach good behaviors and unlearn the undesirable ones. For lifelong dog owner Bobbie Meader, bringing Cinder into her home helped fill a void in her life. A few years into retirement, she found herself dog-free and looking for something meaningful to do with her time. The foster program allows her to enjoy the companionship of a dog without giving up the freedom to travel to see her grandchildren. “I wanted to see if I could give these puppies a little bit of love and try to help find them a home,” says Meader.

Bobby Meader, MCPAWS Volunteer

Two-year-old Cinder had been at the shelter for several months before Bobbie took her home as a foster. “I was really a little apprehensive because I didn’t know what I was getting into, and I knew how scared she was,” says Meader. “But on a daily basis, we would just make small steps every single day and her progress has just amazed me.” In just six weeks, Cinder went from being shy and skittish to a less fearful, more communicative dog that has adjusted to a household routine. “Until you’re able to actually have them in your home, you really don’t know their personality,” says Meader. We met Bobbie the day before Cinder’s adoption appointment. She says it will be hard to say goodbye, but her whole goal was to give Cinder love and consistency to help her get adopted. “I’m really, really excited for her,” says Meader. “All I care about is they love her, give her all the attention they can, and have a lot of patience with her.” Bobbie says her time with Cinder helped her find her purpose for this stage of life, and she’ll ABSOLUTELY foster again. The MCPAWS team wants dog lovers to know that fosters don’t need to be available for weeks on end. There is a real need for people who can foster for a day, a few days, or even just overnight. The shelter takes care of all food, bedding, and medical expenses for the foster pets and fosters and dog walkers both get training on kennel skills and how to interact with shelter dogs before they start their one-on-one duties. If you want to help but fostering or dog walking isn’t the right fit for you, there are plenty of other ways to support the MCPAW’s efforts. Head to and look for the “Get Involved” tab.


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The Leisure Company 611 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7570

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McCall Farmers Market

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SAVOR Golf and cocktails? Check. Axe throwing and appetizers? Double check. While we can all appreciate a fancy sit-down dinner, sometimes you need to get up and move…and Foresters in McCall and Palooza Basecamp & Eatery in Cascade offer two fun ways to do just that. Both are in historic buildings, and both are providing some unexpected recreation. Both were also gracious enough to share a few of their favorite summer-inspired recipes with us.

FORESTERS CHERRY LIMEADE Foresters originally opened in downtown McCall in 1947 and has been serving up good drinks with good friends for 75 years. While the building may be historic, that hasn’t stopped Foresters from adding some modern amenities, including a Trackman Golf Simulator. Rent by the hour or join one of the seasonal golf leagues and play more than 125 courses (including Pebble Beach and St. Andrew’s)- all from the comfort of your neighborhood bar! Challenge friends to games like closest to the pin or capture the flag. You can even book a private or group lesson to improve your swing. Oh, and the bartender is close by to keep your cocktail fresh. 60

INGREDIENTS: 1.5 oz 44 North Cherry Vodka 2 oz fresh lime juice 1 oz simple syrup

Cherry for garnish Lime wedge for garnish

DIRECTIONS: Make the simple syrup. Add ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water to a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved then cool. Simple syrup can be stored in the refrigerator in a glass jar or sealed container for up to one month. Fill a Collins glass with ice. Add vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. Stir then top with a cherry and a squeeze of fresh lime.

Breakfast Wed- Sun 8:30pm-1pm Dinner Tue - Sat 4:30-9pm

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FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1989 Forged from over 33 years of tradition, “My Father’s Place” is a family owned and operated restaurant that blends just the right amount of vintage charm, contemporary style and unforgettable tastes to create a dining experience that transcends generations. The menu at “My Father’s Place” boasts some of the best charbroiled burgers, fries and shakes in the great state of Idaho.

PALOOZA BASECAMP’S KALE SALAD The historic Chief Hotel in Cascade has a brand-new look. With a hotel upstairs and a restaurant and bar downstairs, this piece of downtown history is the new hot spot. Flavorful food with a fresh twist on some Idaho favorites and unexpected dishes make Palooza Basecamp a perfect spot for locals and visitors alike. They even grow their own microgreens and cut them to order, bringing a flare to our Idaho mountains that is much needed. Where else can you get Ahi Poke Nachos AND a classic burger all in one place? Oh, and did we mention that they have axe throwing? So while you let your Pulled Pork Sandwich settle or sip on a glass of wine, try your hand at this key wilderness skill. A coach will give you a quick lesson then set you free to let the axes fly. Just remember to bring close-toed shoes!

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Play Me Some

Mountain Music

By April Thomas Whitney

This summer, the stars appear to be aligning for a lively music season, with favorite local festivals and concert series’ making a strong comeback for Summer 2022!

West Mountain Takeover


Although we have all missed live shows, the artists who perform at them are even more eager to get back in the act. West Mountain Takeover, a local band that played at several outdoor concerts last summer, is particularly eager to get back to performances. This three-piece, bluesy, grassy, rockin’ band—with country flair—performs an equal mix of covers and original songs, and has quickly become a top local draw, no matter where they take the stage. Mark Stoeckl (banjo, singer, songwriter), Sean Gould (bass guitar, occasional vocals) and Jon Umbdenstock (electric guitar) say the band came together organically during open jam sessions at Broken Horn Brewery, and that the makeup of West Mountain Takeover evolved to fit the quirks of local spaces and music venues. They sat down with Visit McCall to share their impressions of what makes some of the area’s concert venues special—for the bands—and the audience.

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WHERE LOCALS GO AND VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME Serving up fresh flavors from friendly faces

Ponderosa Center Ludwig Terrace Tuesdays at the Terrace June 21 through September 6 Tuesday concerts at the Ludwig Terrace are FREE. Spread out a blanket in the grass, bring a low chair, or get out on the Ponderosa Center’s sprawling dance floor. Food and beverages are available for purchase on site, no outside food/ drinks allowed. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. The Venue Vibe from WMT: At the Ponderosa Center, the audience gets the BEST views. Payette Lake is the backdrop, with the south side of Brundage Mountain on the far side. As the bands play, the sun dips down Continued page 70

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toward the west and frequently lights up the sky with a colorful sunset during the show. The members of West Mountain Takeover agree that one of the coolest things about this venue is the location right in the heart of McCall. Sometimes, people who weren’t even planning to go to the show will be downtown, hear the music, and wander over to see what’s going on. Ph


They may stay for a few songs or for the rest of the show, it’s very inviting and accessible. According to Jon Umbdenstock (the chicken picken’ electric guitar player), when it comes to live shows, “The audience is a crucial, integral member of the band.”




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Tamarack Resort Thursday Night Sunset Concert Series June 30 through August 18 Weekly concerts at Tamarack take place at 6 pm on the grassy amphitheater just above the resort village. The series features regional acts from a variety of musical genres. Tamarack Resort’s food truck will be on-site serving food and drinks weekly (please no outside alcohol). Bring a blanket or low camp chair and enjoy the free shows. Wellbehaved, leashed dogs are welcome. In addition, the Crusty’s Pizza summer concert series takes place from 5-8 pm each Tuesday in the Village at Tamarack and is free and open to the public.

Salmon River Brewery Taphouse Every Other Thursday

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You can’t beat the view from the top of the Salmon River Brewery Taphouse. In addition to hosting their own shows (every other Thursday), music lovers can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Ludwig Terrace events each Tuesday from the roof while enjoying a tasty taphouse meal and favorite SRB brew. Continued page 72

People First. Purpose Next. Profits Last.

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Brundage Mountain Resort Free TGIF Concert Series Fridays from early July through Labor Day Weekend Friday concerts at the Brundage Mountain amphitheater are free and feature regional acts, including a popular annual show with hometown favorite, Jeff Crosby. There’s plenty of space to spread out a blanket or low chair, and Brundage sets up “dog free” and “dog friendly” zones so those with well-behaved dogs (on a leash) can bring their furry friends to the shows. No outside food or beverage is allowed at Brundage, but several outlets are open during concerts to purchase snacks, food, soft drinks, beer, wine, and cocktails. The Venue Vibe from WMT: Playing at Brundage is great because it’s such a beautiful, iconic location; the crowds are larger and it’s got good natural outdoor acoustics. There’s plenty of convenient parking which helps facilitate the crowds, and bigger crowds tend to bring great energy. “Dancing is the highest form of flattery for a band,” according to Umbdenstock, and at Brundage, concertgoers of all ages love to kick off their shoes and dance on the grass.

Music Festivals Fourth of July Music Fest at Brundage Mountain July 4 In addition to the weekly Friday music series, Brundage Mountain hosts a free, one-day music festival each Fourth of July. This festival offers a full day of family fun, starting with the popular Cat Track 10k and 5k Fun Runs, chairlift rides, lawn games, and a three-band lineup that plays from 11:30 am-5:00 pm.

SummerFest July 10 – 16 This festival has a different vibe than a lot of the others in this collection. This summer is the 10th Anniversary SummerFest, which features week-long classical and pops performances at Mountain Life Church. The 55-piece SummerFest Orchestra, along with longtime artistic director & conductor, Eric Garcia, will perform five live musical concerts featuring a variety of talented guest musicians. A free family concert will be performed Saturday morning with special guest (teacher-astronaut) Barbara Morgan as narrator, July 16 at 11:30 am. Continued page 74 72

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The Summer Music Festival at Roseberry July 14, 15, 16 For a truly unique musical experience, you’ll want to purchase tickets to this iconic three-day festival which welcomes old-timers, locals, and newcomers to enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere that bursts with good vibes. The McCall Folklore Society does an impressive job of scouting talented acts. This year’s Saturday night headliner is seven-piece Con Brio, which will bring an energetic brand of soul, psych-rock, and R&B to this one-of-a-kind venue. The Venue Vibe from WMT: Members of West Mountain Takeover admit they got a little starstruck when they were invited to open for headliner Yonder Mountain String Band last summer. “One of the coolest things for me was when I showed up there, I walked in the back of the barn to check in, and as I’m walking through those doors, I start to hear a fiddle playing, and there’s a mandolin player, and they’re fiddling around and warming up in the back of the barn,” says lead singer, Mark Stoeckl. “The barn itself has amazing acoustics, and the vibe of being backstage in that setting was pretty cool and very nostalgic.” They were also blown away by the quality of sound, as well as the view from the stage, which includes part of Jughandle Mountain and “the Pins.” “It’s easy to space out on the view,” says Sean Gould. “And to have professional, experienced sound techs is really fun.”

Yellow Pine Harmonica Festival August 4, 5, 6

Hells Canyon Jam The first weekend in June has the town of Cambridge rocking with the Hells Canyon Jam. Concerts, a rodeo, a car show, vendors and so much more. Make it a weekend in Cambridge!

The Yellow Pine Music and Harmonica festival is a family-friendly, harmonica-focused music festival held outdoors in the Idaho backwoods. Parking and camping are free. This is a festival experiences you MUST experience at least once in your lifetime. Continued page 76

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No matter where you enjoy live music this summer, WMT offers these final words of advice, “Don’t drink and drive. And… tip the band.”

One-Offs & Pop-Ups McCall’s live music vibes are strong. So strong, in fact, that you’ll find music events popping up at a mix of venues like the new Glass House, the classic Bistro 45 Wine Bar courtyard, outside the Mountain Java coffeehouse, and even at world-famous Ice Cream Alley. Broken Horn Brewing hosts freeform jam sessions on Monday evenings while Salmon River Brewery typically hosts live music at the Taphouse on Thursdays. Musicians need to sign up in advance, but music lovers can just show up and enjoy some Bluegrass/ Americana jams along with tasty craft brews.

Foresters Club: Freshly remodeled and reimagined, Foresters’ new set up is getting rave reviews from the WMT crew. “A small crowd can feel big and lively in a compact space,” says Gould, who enjoys the eclectic crowds that show up in the heart of downtown McCall. “I like to think they were seduced off the street by the sultry sounds of the bass guitar,” adds Gould. forestersmccall. com/happenings

Café 6-Three-4: Another favorite of the WMT trio was a small indoor show at Café 6-three-4, which the band says had “a cool speak-easy vibe”. The intimate venue pulled in a crowd that really responded to their musical style. “If you get teenage dudes to dance you know you’re doing something right,” says Umbdenstock. 76

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In the heat of summer, we can’t help but dream of champagne snow, creamy corduroy, and fresh powder stashes. When the snow starts to fall, McCall transforms into a winter wonderland…see what’s in store:


WINTER EVENTS The entertainment heats up in the winter! Start with the Festival of Trees Thanksgiving weekend then cruise right into the holiday season with “Mountain Hollydays.” This two month extravaganza offers everything from wine tastings to shop local deals. In January, celebrate all things winter with the 10-day Winter Carnival and the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge followed by one of our favorite events in February, Destination:Beer.


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NORDIC, FAT BIKE & SNOWSHOE When the sun shines in the winter, powder can play second fiddle to a fresh groomer…a staple for Nordic skiers and something McCall has plenty of. The rolling meadows and challenging hills winding through the trees offers unparalleled options. Looking for a new way to explore the winter trails? Hop on a fat tire bike and cruise through the packed snow. Want to trek into a winter wonderland? Snowshoes are a great way to blaze your own trail!

With three alpine ski areas, McCall is home to some of the finest Alpine skiing and snowboarding in the Northwest. Untracked powder, smooth corduroy, and plenty of terrain park features to keep you shredding. Want to explore beyond the boundaries? Access more than 20,000 acres of snow with a cat ski trip with Brundage SnowCat Adventures or Payette Powder Guides.

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SNOWMOBILE With more than 500 miles of groomed trails, we promise you won’t be bored! Strike out on your own with your personal machines or rent them from one of our local businesses. You can also follow an experienced guide who can show riders of all abilities everything from gentle slopes to challenging hillsides that tempt even the most adventurous of the “highmarkers.” Want to try something new? Snow biking is gaining traction in McCall and a great way to experience familiar terrain in a whole new way.

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11121 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-382-5330

ALL IN ONE MOVING • Local and long distance moving • Family owned and operated • Fully licensed and insured

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Join us for our McCall Transit Center


located next to McCall City Hall on June 7th! Find Us On Facebook For More Info Search “Treasure Valley Transit”

The Blue Bird Express is a continuous loop from Super 8 to the Brundage Inn and back with three 20-minute loops per hour.

11 a.m. - 9 p.m. • Friday - Saturday May 27th - September 5th Memorial, 4th of July and Labor Day weekends the bus will operate Friday - Monday.

The Red Line Bus is a FREE bus serving the City of McCall.

Operates 7 days a week (Excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Days)

The Green Line Bus is a Commuter Express Route connecting McCall, Lake Fork, Donnelly and Cascade.

Operates Monday - Friday

Please contact us at 208-634-0003

Photo courtesy Samantha Sais Photography

PARTING SHOT What the Yak is That? It isn’t uncommon to do a double-take as you drive down Farm to Market Road. Cows? Pretty typical. Goats and horses? Nothing new. But yaks? That is something you don’t see every day (well, unless you live here!). And it turns out, they are pretty amazing animals. Yaks originally hail from the Himalayas making them ideal for the high elevation and cold winter climate here. They are sturdy and have long shaggy hair with a dense wool undercoat that can make it look like they’re wearing a skirt of wool. Yaks are relatively low maintenance and have less of an impact on pastureland – and when combined with rotational grazing the yaks are happy and so is the pasture. They are also pretty fun to be around. All of that adds up to happy yaks and delicious gourmet grass-fed meat.


These yaks are calved, raised, and butchered locally by Lake Fork Farm (formerly Hobbit Hill Farm). The farm’s mission is to provide exceptional food to the community with a focus on land stewardship and conservation. Owned and operated by the husband-and-wife duo, Isaac and Bjornen, everything they sell is grown and raised on their farm right here in McCall. Yak meat is flavorful and has more protein than beef. It is lean, juicy, and it has a mild flavor. Yak meat is a heart-healthy and nutrient rich meat coming in at 95 percent fat free, its high in “good” fats and low in “bad” fats. The meat tastes like bison but it’s a deeper red color due to the oxygenation of their blood cells, an adaptation to their high-altitude environments. Find yak meat on the menu at Rupert’s at Hotel McCall, the Clubhouse Restaurant at Jug Mountain Ranch, and Ragazza di Bufalo. You can also purchase meat at Huckleberry Garden in McCall or at the McCall Farmers’ Market.

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