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... and turns were enjoyable all afternoon especially as the temperature had begun to rise into the 80's.
As we began to close in on Ketchum/Sun Valley and get closer to the hotel, the mountains on both sides began to converge, and it became apparent that we would need to cross over the mountains to get to Ketchum/Sun Valley. Sure enough, the road began to move away from the creek, and began to rise. After a ...
... canyon rim was excellent. At the south end of the walk way you could see the Twin Pillars Falls... great view.
We were not really dressed for hiking so we returned to the trailer and off we went on the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway. It is amazing how much water is around this area. There are water channels, canals, and rivers every where. As you follow the Snake River Canyon you'll see all kinds of water falls... ...
... was about 10 minutes of winding, curving uphill (with barriers) and 10 more of the same going down. The engine was 'cool' with it, as it should be, but I'm sure my BP spiked considerably.
Next stop was Ketchum which serves Sun Valley. Some very expensive homes ...
... ski gondala station, which signalled the end of the hike up the hill, was the most enjoyed vista of the day.
The fact we saved $40 by walking up the trail ($20 per person uphill, downhill free), was surprisingly little comfort in mitigating our mood....too soon.
After the 3 hour hike we bounced back to the car and went to find some Hemingway moments. The monument just outside of town was quaint, his crave site was alive. It was covered in full bottles ...
I can't tell you what it is about Idaho. And no it is not the Potatoes. Something about Idaho has been calling us for years. There is a show on the National Geographic Channel called Aerial America. A few months ago they had a one hour show on Idaho. Seeing this only added fuel to the fire. Idaho was destined to be a on the itinerary for this trip. Crossing over from Oregon into Idaho the landscape unfolded like an Alpine postcard. It was ...