The Wood River Valley is home to some of the quaintest, coziest towns in Idaho. The people are animated, outdoorsy and friendly. Music, beer, bike, ski, wagon and sheep festivals are always coming and going, and the folks just love their thematic holidays. I’d say, the Big Wood area has been the perfect fit for us this past year. We’ve had some incredible adventures, exploring the jagged mountain ranges, climbing really unique rock, hiking and running cool trails, skiing, camping, spending more time with great family and friends, and learning: I just can’t get over those desert blooms – succulents, fireweed, cacti, sage and more.
Here are a few snapshots that make us smile, bring up the best stories, and leave us craving more wild adventures (and delicious food) with the people that mean the most to us: friends, family and each other.
Hiking in the Sawtooth Mountains. Such an incredible place.
Bouldering in Dr. Seuss land.
Cheers to you, Grandma.
Those Sawtooths sure are pretty!
Rafting Idaho: Curry’s Dirty Thirty!
Rob’s hardest send to date: Clips from the Bong, 12b/c.
Galena Lodge! Looking forward to spending more time there this winter!
Going for a stroll down main street in Hailey, ID.
Sweet potato and onion salad. This dish was experimental and it happens to be one of my new favorites!
Crumbly peanut butter and chocolate chip bar. So good.
This year, we got to climb an incredible amount with our great friend, Benny!
The prize. Double-wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Company.
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with side salad!
The day after our first substantial snowfall.. and Snowcap arrives on the shelves. Damn they are good!
A cool book with lots recipes. Our class followed one for Raw Whole Goat Milk Ricotta.
Went home and made pizza! Potato, pepper, onions and egg plant with a curry sauce base.
HUNDREDS of them.
Our cute mini pumpkins! Happy October!
Another fine dinner salad!
A great way to start any new dinner project :: coffee!
Our mini porch is perfect for morning coffee and early sun. Its been down in the low 40’s here already overnight.
Our first day in our apartment! Robyn was just so damn excited.
The first magnet we put on the fridge. Guess who!?
Fall is here!
Hailey’s Farmer’s Market.
Homemade nachos. yum.
Sunflowers at the Farmer’s Market. These cuties are my favorite!
More flowers at the market.
A great shot from Rob of the stream leaving our camp overlooking the Jawbone.
Cheers, and many more to come.
Tulips from the front yard.
Homemade Artisan Bread.
Great memories at the Powerhouse.
PS comes to visit!
Podium. Ethan, Terry, Simon and Blase.
Pretty and delicious: apple mosaic tart with caramel.
Jerrod and Robyn on their way to the summit of The Mushroom, a nice, accessible run off Galena Summit.
Not that we needed more confirmation that Burmese Mountain Dogs are cool as hell!
Sippin’ on tasty coffee at Zaney’s.
The sun was pouring in the large windows as we melted into the chairs.
Vincent taking in the view. The Lost River Range and Mt Borah in the distance.
love-hate relationship. Tubin’ in Idaho.
Ethan makin’ quick work of Pure Rock Fury, 13a/b.
Awesome hike, wonderful people, lovin’ Idaho!
Sippin’ on a growler of Last Chair Stout from Sawtooth Brewing Company. Chillin’ in front of our place in Hailey. The steps to the left lead to our little hideout above the garage.
This past year has certainly been an extraordinary one. We’ve treasured every part of it and are so grateful to have shared bits of it with most of you. Thank you, all. Cheers!