Ketchum-Hiking Bald Mt and Hailey-July 4th Celebrations

Great day of hiking on Bald Mt

Arrived in Ketchum, Idaho, staying at the Meadows RV Park from June 28th to July 7th. We have never been to Ketchum/Sun Valley in the summer and were excited to explore this beautiful area in the warm sunshine. Our first outing was to go up Bald Mountain (9,150 ft) on the chairlift and hike down. It was a spectacular day with plenty of vistas to see on the way down. The wild flowers were in full blown and the big puffy clouds made the hike even better. Hiking down instead of boarding  down was a lot slower but very enjoyable and we stopped in for lunch at the Roundhouse and sat outside on the deck with a beautiful view of Baldy. A couple came and sat next to us, and we found out that she is going to hike Mt Kilimanjaro. We gave her lots of tips. Click on thumbnail to view images
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Sun Valley, Idaho Ski Trip

Sun Valley-3

Once again we are hitting the slopes at Sun Valley with roomies, Karen Moyer and Bruce Kahn, along with a ski group from Ohio. We are staying at the Christophe Condominiums in Ketchum, within walking distance to the River Run lifts. After we arrived and settled in, we had a meet-and-greet party at Al Feronti’s condo, he’s the trip leader, and got the schedule for the week. Saturday was our first day on the slopes and the weather was perfect, sun shining brightly, and lots of groomed runs to warm up our legs. We ate lunch with the group at the Lookout Restaurant on the top of Bald Mountain. Great views but the food was not the best. At the end of the day we gathered once again at the bottom of River Run drinking beer and  sharing stories of the beautiful day on the mountain. Continue reading

Craters of the Moon National Monument

On May 21st we drove Twin Falls, Idaho, where we stayed at the Anderson Camp RV Park just east of the city,for two nights. On Friday, despite bad weather, we drove in the jeep to Ketchum, Idaho, to revisit Sun Valley. We were surprised how different it looked in the summer without the snow. We walked around town and found our favorite coffee shop, Java in Fourth, it’s a local favorite also, and we ate lunch. We also revisited the run where Bob broke his wrist on our ski trip to Sun Valley in 2013. Continue reading