Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Celeste

We celebrated my mother-in-law's birthday by spending a weekend in beautiful Stanley, Idaho. Stanley holds the distinction (and the residents seem to be proud of it) of the most times with the coldest temperature in the continental U.S. during the past 10 years. Brrrrrrrr.

Late June, still snow on the ground at Bonner Summit, in the Challis National Forest, elevation 7200 feet. There's a bend a few miles up the road from this spot (to the north) where you can walk straight into the woods and not cross an auto road for the next 150 miles or so.

The view from the back of our Motel. The only bad part was that the rooms were advertised as handicapped accessible, but they really were not (try to ride a wheelchair or a scooter on the stones that you can see in this photo). You can read the details in my wife's blog -- link to follow when available. Click on the photo to enlarge.

Lots of flooding in the area due to the late snow melt this year. Very beautiful, nonetheless.

Lots of lakes plus the Sawtooth Mountains, not much else. Perhaps that's a good thing...

The Salmon River, which flows (it seems) in the opposite direction of every other river in the Idaho.

An intersection in "downtown" Stanley, Idaho. The houses shown are typical structures for the area.

Photos by Celeste Fox. Happy Birthday 2011, from Gene, Tash & Frank.