Glad to see the tradition continues on Simplot Hill along Bogus Basin Road. Slide down the hill on giant blocks of ice on a hot summer days. Hauling the blocks up the hill with a wheeled ice chest makes it easier. Cover the blocks with towels and blankets and scoot along until takeoff. Wikipedia says it’s mainly done in West, and padded clothing is “preferable.”
Several people picnicking on the hillside, too. While the state owns the land now, even when it was privately owned by J.R. Simplot, ice blocking, picnicking and sledding were all welcome.