The Ridge at Elkhorn
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
Travel Blogs from Sun Valley
... the way, just some scenic byways and about 340 miles to cover. We left Missoula continuing south on US-93S, and the first 50 miles or so was almost interstate. Speed limit was 70 mph, and the road was mostly straight. Mountains on both sides, but not particularly scenic. Then the road began to follow the Salmon River and the scenery became much more beautiful. As we approached the Idaho state line, the road began ...
... canyon rim was excellent. At the south end of the walk way you could see the Twin Pillars Falls... great view.
We were not really dressed for hiking so we returned to the trailer and off we went on the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway. It is amazing how much water is around this area. There are water channels, canals, and rivers every where. As you follow the Snake River Canyon you'll see all kinds of water falls... ...
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 ...