Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Sun Valley Diary 3




Towards Stanley 

After visiting the historic district of  Idaho City, we headed towards Stanley, through Boise Nation forest. I planned to visit few lakes near Stanley before heading to Ketchum. The coniferous forest is very much similar to Yosemite national forest. The elevation is from 2000 to 7000 feet. The forest includes ponderosa pine, many types of fir, other coniferous trees. 


In July it was really hot outside, and the sun was not showing any mercy. The narrow serpentine road was almost empty. We could barely see any vehicles coming. 

The bright dark green tall trees were looking gorgeous on the sunny day.  We could see many mountain rivers were gushing over the stones, crating the roaring sound.  We stopped at many turn outs to see the beauty of the nature. It was deserted day, perfect to sit beside the rivers for long. No one was there to disturb, but like other road trips, we had shortage of time. So, we could just see for few minutes before starting driving again. 
We stopped at the Kirkham Hot spring point at Payette river.

 But, I didn’t know that by walking inside the parking space we could see the Hot Spring. During my research I couldn’t find out place. So, we just got down near the river for few minutes. The water was crystal clear, the river bed was clearly visible from the little bridge. Just after that we entered the Challis National Forest, before entering Stanley. 



In our plan we had few lakes to visit. We had no plan to kayak. While driving towards Redfish Lake, suddenly we saw a direction of some "Stanley lake". We couldn't help us, but to visit the lake. The road was desolated. First we thought we were going in the wrong way, though the map in the phone was showing a waterbody. 

After driving in the narrow road on surprisingly flat valley we reached a parking space. In the midst the forest, a crystal clear blue water lake came in our sight. The bright golden sun of the afternoon was shinning on the rippling water making millions of tiny little stars.

No one was there. We could hear only splashes of water. The distant mountains had snow still on their tops. On the foot of the mountains the coniferous trees surrounded the sublime lake. It was the time to just sit on a rock to stare to the water, and forget about everything in life.

However, time was running out. We had a long way to go. So, we started driving again through the mountain road towards our next destination.

31 comments:

Sheryl said...

Hi Krishna wow what a beautiful relaxing place,love your pics,thankyou for sharing xx

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Krishna,
Wow, what a view and such pure nature with clean air!
Worth the drive for such a destination.
Okay to your question about the blog not showing up in Feedburner.
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Hope this was helpful.
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P.S. for adding to your side line, you just go straight to Layout, not to Settings first... I made a mistake there.

glamorous without the guilt said...

this is a beautiful place to visit...

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Nancy Chan said...

The lakes are beautiful. Lovely scenery around the lakes.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Gorgeous photos!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words in regards to the passing of my dear nephew. It is greatly appreciated...
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Elena M said...

Great post dear, so nice and interesting, love it!

Beauty Unearthly said...

Amazing landscapes! thanks for sharing, xo

Lisa said...

The pictures are so gorgeous!! It's such beautiful scenery!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Miguel Gouveia said...

Thanks a lot :D

wooow, so perfect place, my friend

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Carolina G. Ticala said...

! Muy bonito lugar ! Espero que te guste mi última selección de vestidos ! Feliz finde! ♡♡♡

Luana said...

beautiful pics! the place is amazing! <3

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Angela said...

Beautiful place!! I had never heard of the Challis National Forest! The water has a lovely emerald green! Absolutely stunning! You're blessed to be able to travel to many lovely destination! I enjoyed all your photos. Thanks for sharing!

shwet said...

such a mesmerizing place and pictures are superb.
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eileeninmd said...

Hello, the river, mountain and lake views are all just gorgeous! It looks like a beautiful area to visit. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead.

Kathy Leonia said...

what a beautiful trip:)

Anna said...

The colour of that river is amazing! What a fantastic place! Thank you so much for sharing! Anna x

Rafa Oliveira said...

Very beautiful place.

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Miguel Gouveia said...

Thanks a lot :D

have an amazing day

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Mirtillo14 said...

Che splendidi posti !!! Saluti.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such a Beautiful trip with lovely photos. Love seeing your travel pictures. I have never been to Challis National Forest. When I was young, we visited Zion And Bryce National parks. There is so much beauty surrounding us.

Evi Erlinda said...

Very beautifu views, the mountains. river, forest, and lakes :)

Kathy Leonia said...

i love mountains rivers:)

Gabi said...

Interesting post :)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Krishna, there is nothing like a beautiful lake in the mountains. A beautiful sight. I have never been to Idaho, but my mom was born there and told many stories about how beautiful it is. Thanks for your visit. I appreciate all your kind words..Happy Thursday, my friend..xxoJudy

Carolyna's world said...

I love so much places like this- full of nature when people can rely rest being close with this all natural beauty. Thank you for sharing with us this all stunning pictures from your journey xx

Miguel Gouveia said...

Thanks a lot :D

wow, amazing :D

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white and vintage said...

Such a nice landscape. Thanks for these great fotos!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

What a beautiful place you and your family visited. Enjoyed looking at the photos of your trip.

Teresa said...

Se ven lindas las aguas del río. Besitos.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

WOW!
Dear Krishna.
Thank you very much for the beautiful and wonderful mountain streams.

I can't understand why your posts are not updating on my blog.
Have a nice Sunday:)

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