Jake was off having his own adventure with his cousins in Utah. Ryan, Me and Mal were left to find something to do to entertain ourselves.
First stop: Billy's Bridge. If you are headed North of Ketchum, towards Galena Summit, there is a little pull out on the side of the road. Hike down a bit and this little spot is what you find.
A spot to sit and "Glass" the hillside. Apparently there are supposed to be Mountain Goats all over.
However, we didn't have any luck finding them. I mean, that is a serious hillside and knowing mountain goats they were lodged somewhere on the steep sides of the mountain, completely camoflauged against the hill side. Mal had a fun time looking anyway. I was over it after 5 min. :)
Afterwards we headed up to Galena Lodge. I CANNOT BELIEVE that I have lived in this valley for 5 years and I had not yet been to the lodge! I don't know what it is about that place, but I absolutely LOVED it there! Plus, our dear friend Kandis works and lives there! It was SO much fun to chat with her for a bit.
(Hey Kandis! We can't wait until you come back! Love ya!)
After a delicious lunch (seriously, try the steak wraps, if you ever make it up there!) we headed out for a hike. Not prepared for that one. We were all in sandals or crocs. Oh well, it was fun to hike up to the Yurts and check them out a bit. And a wake up call to how out of shape I must be. Seriously, there were some long steep parts!
The day was beautiful and I could have checked the view from here ALL DAY! What a beautiful place to live!
After the hike we headed back in to the lodge. Such a fun place! So glad we found it! Can't wait to spend MUCH more time here next Summer!