The Ridge at Elkhorn
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
Photos of The Ridge at Elkhorn
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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 ...
... born and bred with a gene pool of less than 2k.
As it was Karen's birthday we decided to celebrate by doing the Bald Mountain trail, a 5 mile hike, entirely uphill with a peak elevation of 7.5k feet, approximately 2.5k feet higher than the trail head......what could possible go wrong?
Despite being classified in the guide as a moderate level hike (would hate to see an advanced, I would need a jet pack) we found it a little challenging. Certainly the site ...
... to break down camp, put out the fire, and collapsed the tent on Colby’s head in an effort to wake him ever so gently. For some reason he was startled as the tent fell on his head. He did quickly realize that we were headed home. Like two dirty zombies, we marched quietly through daybreak back to the old gal. After I long hot shower, I congratulated myself on living through this great wilderness adventure with my son and swore to never do it ...
We woke up in a most welcoming place after a good night's sleep. Bennett and Sophie made us coffee in Carol's espresso machine, starting the day off right. Even better, Carol and Sophie made a carrot ginger juice for Amy who was craving good vegetables. The four of us headed into the town of Ketchum, and David and the kids bought a day pass to the Y and played at the pool that had a 130' water slide, a vortex pool, and ...
... and Amy waded out to where we could float, lay back, and floated! It was very cool. Sophie said she would go back to float again sometime, but for the rest of us it was a once in a lifetime experience (and David had done it when he was 10), but definitely worth doing. It requires walking and wading through millions of brine gnats and brine shrimp, but if you can ignore that for a few minutes it's a cool experience. Definitely not a place ...