Besides the parade, we kept busy over Labor Day weekend, checking out a car show/auction, meeting up with friends, and hiking.
Jim loves looking at cars, and there were plenty to pick from at the Sun Valley auto auction. These old vehicles have so much more personality than what most of us drive nowadays. We refrained from bidding.
On Sunday our Ridgecrest, CA friends Robin and Lydia spent the night at the RV park in Ketchum on their way to a gathering of women Lazy Days owners in Stanley this week. We met them for dinner at Lefty’s in Ketchum and hope to see them again next week in the Tetons.
On Labor Day we met up with another Lazy Daze friend, Laurelee, who was already in Stanley as she is the one heading up the get together. She wanted to do the hike to Baker Lake, and since that was one we hadn’t gotten to yet, we met her and her sweet dog Libby at the trailhead. It turned cold and rained the previous night so there was a lovely dusting of snow on the mountains.
It was 42 when we started, and not much warmer when we finished.
The trail to Baker Lake is 2 miles with 900’ of elevation gain up to 8,800’ on long, gentle switchbacks so it’s a very popular trail. We saw quite a few people and lots of dogs, but it wasn’t surprising since it was a holiday.
Laurelee and I admiring Baker Lake.
Libby really wanted a bite of Jim’s Clif Bar, but he wouldn’t share.
Despite the not-so-good things that happened during our stay in the Sawtooth National Forest, we had a good time with friends, had great weather with no bugs, and enjoyed beautiful scenery.
We’re now working our way to Grand Teton National Park.