We love backpacking and camping, but there aren't many great spots in the Houston area. Eventually, we'd like to move back west so we can indulge in our recreational passions again (snowboarding, hiking, and mountain biking). Once a year we visit Denzil's family in Boise, ID and we get our outdoor fix by taking a brief overnight camping trip. This is Blue Lake. It's only a one mile hike in from the road and it is utterly breathtaking.