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... 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 ...
... and by the time we crossed the border we were at 7100 ft. At the Idaho border crossing there was a Visitors Center where we met a group of bikers heading north from Colorado. There was also a poster showing the Salmon River Scenic Highway, and that's what we were planning to follow.
Most of the Salmon River Scenic Highway was just what we expected, it followed the path of the Salmon River with all it's twists ...
... Twin Falls we went to the Shoshone Falls. Really nice park and very pretty. Lots of water over the 90 foot falls. We saw a nice walking trail and off we were again. We didn't know the trail climbed all the way to the top of the canyon... but it was a great view and good exercise. Finished the day back at the camp ground with a few Advil, and ice.
Tuesday we were off to Sun River ID. Not to many miles today... only ...
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 ...
Other places to stay in Ketchum
600 N. Main Street, 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
Del Mar, Ketchum | Hotelfrom $75
100 Picabo Street, Ketchum | Hotelfrom $263