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Stories From Stanley, Idaho

Archive by author: Adam GulickReturn
Backpacking: Corral Creek to Sullivan Lake

Backpacking: Corral Creek to Sullivan Lake

The high peaks, mountain lakes, and high basins of the Sawtooths and White Clouds mountains can wait, I decided to explore  unchartered territory at lower elevations. For years now I've been looking at a lake tucked into the corner of my White Cloud Mountains map. With the Sun shining and warm n...
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Return of the Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana)

Return of the Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana)

Come late April and May, Stanley is greeted by the return of our swift-footed friends.  The American Pronghorn are returning to their summer home beneath the Sawtooth peaks in the sagebrush basins. Every fall, around late October and November these ungulates migrate over the high mountain passes to ...
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Spring Equinox: Seasons Change in the Sawtooths

Spring Equinox: Seasons Change in the Sawtooths

As life in the mountains begins to emerge around Stanley, the town once again begins to stir, as shops and restaurants reopen and extend hours in anticipation of a busy summer tourist season. The population of town will grow to its capacity, as seasonal workers come from across the country and the g...
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Alturas Lake Ski Trails

Alturas Lake Ski Trails

Administered through a partnership of the Sawtooth Ski Club, the Forest service and Blaine County, nestled in the lower drainage of Alturas Lake, these trails should be on everyone's list this winter.  Access to the trails is provided via a highway pullout ¼ mile North of the forest road #205 to...
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Snowmobiling the Sawtooths: Stanley to Smiley Creek

Snowmobiling the Sawtooths: Stanley to Smiley Creek

Over the years, snowmobiling has grown not only as a mode of transportation but as a recreational sport, drawing adrenaline junkies to these treacherous mountain slopes in winter.  The town of Stanley has adapted right along.  Thanks to the joint effort of the Salmon River Snowmobile Club, the commu...
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