Sawtooth Adventure Co.

My family vacation continues with…
The Sawtooth Adventure Company
sounds amazing. I know.
An hour or so North of Sun Valley is the small town of Stanley Idaho.  Year round residency of 60 people.  The winters there are known to be the toughest around.  The people who live there have to be some hearty individuals to handle being alone for that long.  Okay, enough with the sadness.
The summer.
My entire family of Seven kayaked the Salmon River together.  With our handy dandy guide, Rob, of the Sawtooth Adventure Co.  The Sawtooth National Forest is a sight to see.  Yet, getting to experience it with my whole family while on a quiet river was indescribable. There is something about Idaho… living close to the Earth and getting in touch with where things come from.  There is a great feeling that comes with visiting there if you pay close attention.  So far Idaho hasn’t disappointed.

the SMOKY mountains

today was my family’s first full day in Sun Valley. Unfortunately, due to the bear creek fire in Idaho my sister was unable to fly directly here.  Smoke was everywhere from the fire prevention efforts and it seemed like it was gonna be an indoor day.  My sweet mom drove two hours to go get her.  While my tired kin took what seemed to be the longest naps of their lives, my brother, Zeke, and I were too interested in the beautiful scenery to sleep and were not content to just stay inside and twiddle our thumbs.  I had my camera with me and it was settled.  We were going to explore.
Drove for about an hour until we decided to head northwest and into the smoke filled mountains of Idaho.  Pulled over to find a quiet stream and a sight I would never forget.  The mountains covered with smoke created a beautiful backdrop that seemed almost eerie.  It felt like a layer of thick dust over an old landscape painting.  Yet, it left me speechless.
ignore the herd and go explore.