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EXPERIENCE STANLEY, IDAHO & THE SAWTOOTH BASIN

Stories From Stanley, Idaho

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The Saga of A Backpacker

The Saga of A Backpacker

It always starts the same way every time. You pore over your maps, planning the most ideal route. Carefully calculating mileage, timing, meals, everything. The excitement the day before you hit the trail is unruly and incomparable. With your boots tight on your feet, your pack synched to your back, ...
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Fire Lookouts and the People Inside

Fire Lookouts and the People Inside

Photo Credit: Kialey DayFire lookouts are an important part of our public land history. These buildings that are precariously perched atop mountains that oversee the whole area hold stories that go untold, and see so many things many people wish to never witness. The natural elements, the animals, a...
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A Quick Guide to Our Flowers

A Quick Guide to Our Flowers

The ecosystem that we have here in Stanley is incredibly different from other areas. We are considered a high desert area, which if you have visited here often or have lived in the area, then you know we do not get a whole lot of rain fall. However, the flowers that bloom in this area are magnificen...
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The Mountain Mama's of Stanley

The Mountain Mama's of Stanley

In every small town there is always a group of ladies who run the show. Here in Stanley, Idaho the Sawtooth Mountain Mama’s is that group of women. These ladies get together about once a month in order to discuss certain topics throughout the town, and to mainly have fun. However, what is it t...
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The Gateway to the Sawtooths

The Gateway to the Sawtooths

The Sawtooth mountain region is an extensive and expansive maze of valleys, ridges, creeks, and lakes. Around every bend, there is something new and exciting waiting to be found by human eyes. Stanley, Idaho is the Gateway to the Sawtooths. It is the beginning to an exciting and never ending trail s...
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Like a Bird Over the Sawtooths

Like a Bird Over the Sawtooths

Nothing is better...flying over the Sawtooths like a bird.  Seeing the changes with the weather and what is has caused and catching it in a picture.  I don't think these photos do the wildness justice.  To really see just how amazingly beautiful and treacherous the terrain really ...
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