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Old 09-09-2015, 05:18 PM   #15
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Wait a minute..."get so cold"? You live in Michigan for goodness sake...now that is cold!
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:34 PM   #16
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Getting back to your original question re boondocking near Ketchum...the folks are correct, the Sawtooths around Stanley are beautiful and full of hiking trails. Getting a little closer to Ketchum is Little Redfish and Redfish Lakes with numerous campgrounds (I like the two undeveloped ones at Little Redfish best). Closest to Ketchum, however, (within 10 miles) are numerous opportunities for boondocking in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA)...you can set up underneath huge cedars and spruce, have clear mountain streams running past your camper, and understand why dem who live here want to keep it this way. Its a beautiful area. There is also a nice simple campground just northeast of Ketchum on Trail Creek Rd. a couple of miles past Sun Valley. We'll be glad to have you here. Safe travels. jon
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:43 PM   #17
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Hey Plan-B,
I wish we were headed to the Winds for a couple weeks, and that our Airstream were simply a base camp of sorts! Our plan is getting to the Oregon coast where our family maintains a small cottage. Taking the Airstream instead of flying to Portland is a new twist, which has led to nonlinear route planning to get the most out of the effort, but it will simply be field checking/scouting for future visits more than quality time spent anywhere worthwhile (sigh)

It's great that you introduced your kids to the wonders of backcountry travel and mountaineering! These have been my most closely held pursuits thru-out my life. Waking up in great places justifies the effort spent getting there. I grew up in Boulder, CO, and have lived in Northern New Mexico most of my adult life... I can see certain 14ers, including Blanca Peak from many parts of the Taos Valley on any given day.

Saying any more about preservationist goals and land use is futile on public forums and leads to political showmanship, which rapidly descends into idiocy, - all things that I have little tolerance for and will avoid on AirForums.

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Old 09-10-2015, 02:25 PM   #18
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Usually when people ask me where I live, I tell them Twin Falls, ID...it's real close to De Moine. People always get either Iowa or Ohio mixed up with Idaho
I think you'll enjoy wherever you go up here, be safe
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Old 09-10-2015, 02:50 PM   #19
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Tron, have family in Twin Falls, Burley, Eden, Kimberly, Rupert, Filer etc. Beautiful area but don't get there very often.
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:25 PM   #20
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We are planning to retire in a couple of years. Probably won't stay in Missouri. Idaho is on our list. Wherever we end up we promise not to buy a new house/condo to encourage sprawl.

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Old 09-10-2015, 03:44 PM   #21
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Tron, have family in Twin Falls, Burley, Eden, Kimberly, Rupert, Filer etc. Beautiful area but don't get there very often.
Sweet sounds like many and spread out. or should I say visit when in the area
It is beautiful, sometimes I think there is to much desert and miss the tree's like they have back in Virginia and then I wake up and remember a traffic jam here is 4 cars at a stop light if you know what I mean.
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:51 PM   #22
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A lot can be said for being flexible with plans due to weather. We had to modify our trip out which meant a couple of unplanned nights in the Canyonlands,Utah region, namely a very nice BLM campground, "Whistling Winds" to let a storm system pull thru the Northern Rockies. This was a beautiful, less crowded alternative to Moab.

After a couple nights of desert bliss we made the long haul into Idaho - Sun Valley to Stanley, then a big push into Oregon's Ochoco NF for last night, and then on to the coast today at Lincoln City. I'm tired of driving!

If the weather cooperates, I'd like to return to the headwaters of the Salmon River in the Sawtooths... I was really taken with this valley.

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Old 09-21-2015, 06:30 AM   #23
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But for that rattler , looks beautiful.

Moab, Utah, is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

Enjoy the Oregon coast.


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Old 09-21-2015, 07:45 AM   #24
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Ugh, rattle snake. As much as I have been around those guys in TX, I still get the butter flies.

Your AS looks incredible and your trip as great. You are correct in wanting to go 'the' head portion of the Salmon. I drove by the good looking dirt/gravel road leading to it many times and felt too this is a must go place. Next year for sure.

I have been wanting to know how your trip was progressing and thanks for keeping us updated. Wish I was out doing the same. Keep us updated with your great Picts.
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:20 PM   #25
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Hey Maggie & Plan-B,
Thanks for the well wishes! - yeah, the rattlesnake was snoozing when I came across it, so I took it's portrait and left it alone! It was a reality check. Canyonlands was wonderful and we'll revisit it soon!

That valley between the pass and Stanley, ID was a postcard... We were just passing thru, but will return to explore. The overall impression of Idaho mountains is that they're endless once you're in them! You seem to spend more time getting out of them than getting in!?!

Attached is our cottage window view of our '65 GlobeTrotter, celebrating it's 50th anniversary on the road in the West!

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Old 09-21-2015, 04:26 PM   #26
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That should be in an Airstream advertisement.

PS: love the glider. And yes the Idaho mountain roads, as beautiful as they are, they can keep the knuckles a little white some times. No room for error:-)
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:25 PM   #27
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Hah! - no kidding about white knuckles! - and would be fine if for only 30 minutes or so, but hauling a trailer for hours on end on those roads... well, you're glad to be out of those hills!

PS: that's a slope soaring glider... seagulls aren't the only creatures that enjoy the cliffs along the coast! ; )
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:43 PM   #28
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Smile A place to stay tomorrow night...

If you need a place to stay on your way to Lincoln City tomorrow night and are near Silverton oregon, you are welcome here. We are on a farm, have a "park" and creek.

We can chat about the merits of the Winds vs the Sawtooths / White Clouds, having backpacked into both for years. We do have our preference...

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