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Sawtooth Mountain Scenery at its Peak

What a beautiful surprise today has been. We're on the road again, driving towards our Park City, Utah destination where we will meet all our kids for a family reunion. In an effort to avoid the endless Nevada landscape, we chose the scenic route…through Idaho.

On day two we headed north out of Boise following two lane Highway 21, climbing up into the mountains of Boise National Forest towards Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

As we drove towards Stanley, Idaho for lunch, the Sawtooth Range cut into the horizon.

The Sawtooth Range provides a spectacular backdrop for Redfish Lake.

Continuing on after lunch, we merged onto Highway 75, eager to see the resort towns of Sun Valley and Ketchum. We would have enjoyed wandering the streets of this picturesque enclave, however lodging was booked up and it was getting late. When the skies opened up, dumping rain in buckets, we decided to drive on to Twin Falls, Idaho for the night.

 

The Snake River winds its way below Twin Falls.

Twin Falls may not have the prestige of Sun Valley, but It does have a pretty big “claim to fame.”

You may remember it as the place where Evel Knievel attempted (but failed) to jump the Snake River on his rocket propelled motorcycle back in 1974.

 

 

 

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