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... We also loaded up on mogas for the next leg.
While waiting for the parts, Tracy and I had time to go hiking Avalanche Gulch in the hills. It was a fun hike with great views.
Today I I set out for Sun Valley, Hailey, Idaho. Initially all was smooth but for the first time this trip I had strong headwinds. About time I guess, so far I've had great tailwinds or not much wind. Flying 55 to ...
... switchbacks, I looked at the Garmin and we were over 8000 ft. At the peak we ended up at 8688 ft before we headed back down into Ketchum. We took some pictures at the summit, and you could see far into the valley below.
By the time we headed down the mountain and into Ketchum, it was 4:00 and we were getting hungry. Ketchum seemed to be a typical upscale skiing town, with all the business catering to ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...