I walk along the Boise River Greenbelt trails at least once a week for at least an hour and a half while taking various routes and visiting the adjoining parks. I really enjoy seeing the waterfowl, squirrels, and people with their poochies enjoying outdoor recreational activities. Mostly, though, I like listening to the river and watching it churn as it rushes by. It’s really soothing to be near and contrary to my initial fears about being so close to it, it doesn’t make me have to pee all the time.
The heavy near-record snowfall we had this winter along with some heavy spring rains have caused the Boise River to raise the point that many of the trails beside the banks were flooded and closed. And evidently there are city codes about making poor decisions along the river in these conditions too, had you survived them!
Soon the waters will recede and the trees will be overwhelming green with blooming allergens and I’ll go back to this trash can along the paved path and take another picture for comparison.