Aston Sun Valley - Elkhorn
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Tuesday, I set out from Edson to cross the border at Cut Bank, MT. All went well that morning except for the ever present rain around Calgary. Setting off at 6 am, I had good tailwinds and smooooooth air. All went well with CBP and I gassed up and headed off to Townsend.
During the first leg, the oil pressures had been higher than normal, now they were in the yellow. I didn't like that at ...
... and seemed to take more turns. Finally we turned SE on ID-75S The scenery really picked up from there. The road became narrower and the twists and turns became tighter and there was no civilization for the first 50 miles. By the time we reached Stanley, ID, the Salmon River Scenic Highway had become the Sawtooth Scenic Highway as the path of the road went from following the Salmon River to following Sawtooth Creek. ...
... They were hatching the eggs and growing these very small fish... Steelhead Salmon. They produced about 1.5 million a year. Great place to stop. We passed through some really quaint little towns along the way. We saw a creamery so you know we had to stop to have a scoop... or two. I saw something I hadn't seen for quite some time. They were selling milk in glass jars. Brought back some childhood memories.
... 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 ...
Drove 60 miles in 1.5 hours.
It was a beauitiful drive through the Sawtooth Mts south to Sun Valley. The entire journey, largely downhill, was full of captivating views of the snow capped mountain range.
Arriving at the town of Ketchum around lunch time we took a stroll and found a very cool ski town. It didn't seem like a "make believe" town as there was some fantastic history, a hint of celebrity and 64 ...