Yesterday we headed north to the Sawtooth Wilderness a few hours away from Boise. Jeff’s friend Kelly graciously took the day off work to show us around.
This is what it looked like as we passed Lucky Peak dam.
The weather has improved so much since race day.
As we approached the Sawtooths, they were still shrouded in clouds.
Our first stop: Stanley, Idaho – stepping-off point for the National Forest and Wilderness areas around and the only spot on the road with wireless and food!
The dogs got a romp first after the long drive.
And then a casual lunch.
And a trip to the ranger station to ask about the trails.
Stanley with the Stanley sign.
The clouds were starting to clear over the mountains.
Finally, it was time to hike and find ourselves some snow!
First water stop
The real fun started when we found the snow line.
The characteristic jagged peaks of the Sawtooths
Snow is fun fun fun!
I have to laugh that Kelly took this picture of Jeff and I, and Thatcher is having a little fun with Max in the background.
Happy dogs are my dogs in snow
Stanley is always making friends
Who needs a sled for downhill sledding?
At least someone in the family is swimming. After all, it’s a whole week of no swimbikerun for me.
Overall not a bad day for the dogs after being patient through pre-race preparations and race day. I’m so glad I got to explore more of Idaho as well!