More than just a thoroughfare to the wilderness, Salmon is a destination unto itself. A few days in town before or after a backcountry journey provides the perfect balance to any rugged excursion.
Salmon Valley offers no shortage of outdoor space, one of my favorite spots for winter recreating is on the slopes of Lost Trail Ski Area…
Nestled on the edge of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, Salmon, Idaho’s convenient outdoor access has long attracted nature lovers and sportsmen alike. When combined with the relatively small population, the town provides the perfect getaway for the outdoor enthusiast in search of more space and less people. One such outdoorsman was Elmer […]
…eventually, Idaho was on a stay-at-home order that would last until April 30. During that time, Salmon residents have had varying responses to the challenges that COVID-19 presents. Some of us exhausted Netflix, others quickly tired of Zoom meetings, and most of us have had ample time to think.
Whatever winter holiday your family chooses to celebrate, longer days unite us all. Despite the cold temperatures, the Salmon Valley has plenty of outdoor activities with which to fill your extra hours.
Whatever the arrival of winter means to you, I hope you have all you need to celebrate and find time to relax. If you’re still out there preparing, I understand because I think I might be chopping wood for the foreseeable future. Make sure to wave when you pass me on the ridge road.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, there is still plenty to do here in the valley before we wade into the approaching holiday fervour.
Long my favorite season, I relish the days as the sun rises later each morning to burn off the chill and the shorter evenings bring with them the smell of wood smoke. Before we get caught up in the whirlwind of the holidays, and the eventual winter gloom, we first get the fleeting respite that is September.
On August 17th, I will get my chance at fair redemption. The Lemhi County Fair kicks off that Saturday and lasts through the week. The closing day is Saturday, August 24. Events will include the Family Fun Night-Alcohol Free, Horse and Dog Races & Ranch Rodeo, the Salmon Stampede PRCA Rodeo, and more.
“The earth laughs in flowers.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Wildflowers are generally associated with late spring and early summer, but Salmon has always been unconventional. July is halfway over and temperatures are climbing; the last of the balsamroot blooms may be wilted memories, but the lavender is in full bloom! On Saturday July 20, Shannon and […]