I’m in the mood to find a new trail, and end up at this small trail system outside a Boise suburb. The big houses and yards here represent a lifestyle I no longer desire or respect, yet resemble some of my childhood residences so closely that I can’t help feeling almost at home. What has changed for the better is the formal protection of open spaces. It’s not wilderness, but it’s not another empty housing development either. I enjoy the flowers, creeks, and a few hunting birds that share the space with me today.