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    Sun Valley: The Idaho.

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    A week in Sun Valley, Idaho.
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    The Idaho is not a state, but more of an idea. Its a place where the mountains
    form smooth pyramids that rise to 9000 feet. Its a place on the edge of aridity,
    where the North slopes are lush and green, while the South sides are covered
    in deep sage. Its a place where thunderheads meet an indigo sky, and where
    deep rivers fed from the Sawtooths criss-cross the landscape. I'll be going back
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    Love the area, hate the town. Great pictures!

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    Sun Valley; The Great Trails

    I took a road trip from SoCal to Sun Valley a few years ago after being inspired by an article in some bike mag and the trails did not disappoint. I stopped in Jackpot on the way and Vegas on the return trip. In between I did the lift served trails and in the next 2 days I did all I could including Fisher/Williams ck., Adams ck, Fox, Chocolate, Oregon Gulch and my favorite, Little Basin/Basin ck loop which had great singletrack along creeks and meadows. I was even pleasantly surprised to find a great Mexican restaurant in Ketchum called Mama Inez. The only negative was pricey motels. The cheapest I found was $60.00 at Chairlift Lodge with no AC. It's a great, uncrowded bike town and I hope to return soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog
    I took a road trip from SoCal to Sun Valley a few years ago after being inspired by an article in some bike mag and the trails did not disappoint. I stopped in Jackpot on the way and Vegas on the return trip. In between I did the lift served trails and in the next 2 days I did all I could including Fisher/Williams ck., Adams ck, Fox, Chocolate, Oregon Gulch and my favorite, Little Basin/Basin ck loop which had great singletrack along creeks and meadows. I was even pleasantly surprised to find a great Mexican restaurant in Ketchum called Mama Inez. The only negative was pricey motels. The cheapest I found was $60.00 at Chairlift Lodge with no AC. It's a great, uncrowded bike town and I hope to return soon.
    Camping is free though! I'm going next month. Ha, you must be from SoCal if you think Sun Valley is crowded. Just driving through that town gives me a headache. Too. Much. Traffic.
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    Lots of great camping and the riding is indeed superlative. As good if not better than Crested Butte. I was up there for a week of riding at the end of June. Not nearly as dusty in years past with some early summer rain.

    And come on, is Sun Valley any worse than Park City, Telluride, Aspen, Crested Butte, or Jackson? At least the rich folks in Sun Valley have to work a little harder to get there.
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    totally

    i agree totally: i had a blast in ketchum

    and i have a blast in park city
    and jackson hole was great
    and telluride is awesome


    you want isolation?
    try delta, utah
    or laketown, utah----even the cows are lonely
    or baker, nevada


    "oh sun valley is too busy for me blah blah blah"
    give me a break...get a life

    g!

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    Oh and nice pics stokey. I think I recognized Mahoney Butte, Oregon Gulch and Adams Gulch in there. The flowers were indeed amazing. Fields of yellow lupine. Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stokey
    i agree totally: i had a blast in ketchum

    and i have a blast in park city
    and jackson hole was great
    and telluride is awesome


    you want isolation?
    try delta, utah
    or laketown, utah----even the cows are lonely
    or baker, nevada


    "oh sun valley is too busy for me blah blah blah"
    give me a break...get a life

    g!
    Dude, no one wasn't dissing you or your photos. There's no need to get snotty with me because I have an opinion of Sun Valley (the town). Uncalled for. I didn't even say anything rude about people who visit those towns. I found it humerous that someone called it "uncrowded."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon-UT
    Camping is free though! I'm going next month. Ha, you must be from SoCal if you think Sun Valley is crowded. Just driving through that town gives me a headache. Too. Much. Traffic.
    I was there during the week so both the trails and streets weren't crowded. Any resort town is packed on weedends which is why I do weekdays even to Big Bear. I've towed my 28 ft. trailer through Salt Lake the July before the Olympics so I know you have traffic issues up there too. Hope it's better now. Camping is free but I'm too old to sleep on the ground. Besides, my wife makes the big bucks!

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