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Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry…" -Robert Burns, To a Mouse "I love it when a plan comes together."  -Hannibal, The A TeamPossibly the most important quality to possess in Stanley is flexibility.  I look ahead at my day, the week...
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Ski trails - Pretty good to bad and ugly

Ski trails - Pretty good to bad and ugly

On Friday, the 17th of February, at Alturas Lake, the Trail to the Lake as far as the bridge junction, Over the Hill, and South Loop were groomed for skate and classic and looked quite nice. A single pass of the ginzu groomer on Sheep Thrills laid down an acceptable skate lane as warm snow began to ...
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Field Notes - Nip and Tuck

Field Notes - Nip and Tuck

Hello Stanley/Sawtooth lovers far and wide! I’m here to introduce you to a new, once-monthly addition to our blog called Field Notes. It will chronicle the natural world here in the Sawtooth Valley through the months and seasons because, lets face it, this place would be nothing without its mo...
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VALENTINE GROOMING

VALENTINE GROOMING

On Valentine’s day at the Alturas Lake ski area, the Trail to the Lake as far as the bridge, Over the Hill, South Loop and Sheep Thrills were groomed for skate and classic and looking good. The trail from the bridge to the lake was flattened with 2 passes of the grader but was still ...
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Ski trails reopening

Ski trails reopening

On Monday, the 13th of February, all trails at the Park Creek Ski Area are open and looking pretty good. At Alturas Lake, the Trail to the Lake as far as the bridge junction and Over the Hill are groomed for skate and Classic.
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Return of the Night Music

Return of the Night Music

I see it as soon as I open my eyes. Something in the way the growing daylight is distorting through the glass, playing on the ceiling. Is it the pawing elk, the nervous flooded out beaver, or the wise faced foxes? Something is alive out there and moving, something familiar but obscured in recent mem...
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