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Travel Blogs from Ketchum
... 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 ...
Drove 60 miles in 1.5 hours.
It was a beauitiful drive through the Sawtooth Mts south to Sun Valley. The entire journey, largely downhill, was full of captivating views of the snow capped mountain range.
Arriving at the town of Ketchum around lunch time we took a stroll and found a very cool ski town. It didn't seem like a "make believe" town as there was some fantastic history, a hint of celebrity and 64 ...
... and it almost seems as if I weigh more. A sleeping roll would have been a great idea. Instead gravity punished me all night. My portly frame crushed down on the rocks and gravel under my sleeping bag all night long. By 2AM it was very tempting to wake Colby up and head back to the RV. However he was having a great time and I would hate to disturb him mid slumber. So I sucked it up for another 4 hours of sleepless agony. At the exact stroke of 6AM ...
... channel with currents. We had lunch at the Bigtree Bread Company, then went back to John and Carol's lovely condo to rest up before a hike. We hiked 3.2 mikes round trip up part of Bald Mountain, the Sun Valley ski mountain, to a BLM lookout platform where we had great views of Ketchum and Sun Valley. Afterwards we swam in the condo's pool (or soaked in the hot tub), and had a late dinner made by our wonderful ...
... on the beach or picnic! We showered off as best we could and headed north to Idaho. It took us about 5 1/2 hours to get to Sun Valley where our friends John and Carol live. We drove through interesting geography as we sped through northern Utah, through a dust storm right after the Idaho border and into farm land then lava fields. Finally the sawtooth mountains and a very warm welcome from our friends. It feels so good to be in a home for a few ...
Other places to stay in Ketchum
600 N. Main St., Ketchum | 3 star hotelfrom $108
260 Cottonwood Ln, Ketchum | 3 star hotelfrom $97
180 South Main Street, Ketchum | 3 star hotelfrom $121
220 Picabo Street, Ketchum | Hotelfrom $239
291 N. Walnut Ave., Ketchum | 3 star hotelfrom $125
703 Main St S, Ketchum | Hotelfrom $75
100 Picabo Street, Ketchum | Hotelfrom $263