ResortQuest Wildflower at Sun Valley
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Travel Blogs from Sun Valley
... 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 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 ...
... 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 ...