This Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., come experience Idaho wilderness through a slide presentation recounting years of high country adventures that often included horses and mules. The collection features images by Phil Wimer and Lynn Welborn — a nurse, photographer and horsewoman. Phil is a Cottonwood native, graduated from St. Gertrude’s Academy in 1960 and currently lives in Grangeville with his wife, Marilyn.

“Over the last 65 years I have been into the high mountain lakes of Idaho County. The excuse has generally been called ‘a fishing trip,’ but in truth the beauty of this area would be more than enough to call one to our mountains,” writes Phil. “Over the years the number of the photos increased a great deal. As time will allow we will share with you a great photo show and add a little color along the way.”

The Fall Lecture Series continues and concludes at 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 with author Cort Conley’s odyssey of Idaho characters.

A Q&A session follows each lecture. These events are free and light refreshments are provided. The lectures will take place in the Johanna Room at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude located at 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, Idaho. 

These events have been made possible and free to the public through a partnership with the Idaho Humanities Council. For more information: 208-962-2054 or