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Travel Blogs from Sun Valley
... 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 up in time to get some fabulous photos of the sunrise against the Sawtooth Mountains. There was frost on the picnic table, a mist on the water and a full moon still in the sky. Gorgeous! Then I braced myself for Galena Pass at 8701'. Approach seemed very casual but ...
... 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 ...
... found a great spot right on the Green River, unhooked the tracker and headed to the race.
Fifteen minutes later my joy quickly faded as I learned that we were too late. The racing was underway and they were not allowing any more spectators in. We were so close that I could hear the horsepower echo off the canyons, yet too far too see a damn thing. After trying every scam possible to talk my way in, I finally conceded defeat and ...