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Exploring Sun Valley Idaho

This time last year, my best friend Brooke, my mom, and I spent some time exploring Sun Valley Idaho! It was the most colorful, sunny vacation, and we had such a great time getting to know the area. We spent our days hiking, and our afternoons and nights in downtown Ketchum. We also went to the actual Sun Valley Resort several times, which is where the very first picture below was taken. Can you believe those flowers?! While we were there, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony was playing all week in the amphitheater outside the Sun Valley Lodge, and we would go sit on the colorful lawn and listen to all different types of classical music. It was a dream.

My favorite thing about hiking in Idaho was the amount of wildflowers everywhere. One of Brooke’s favorite things in the whole world is flowers, so I loved watching her be in wonder of all the beauty around us. We couldn’t stop taking pictures! And my mom is an expert at knowing the name of every single kind of flower, tree, etc. you will ever come across. Some of our favorite hikes were Baldy Mountain, Titus Lake Trial, and Baker Lake Trail. It was also a blast to bike around Ketchum and Sun Valley; there were horses everywhere, so much colorful nature (we loved all of the evergreens and aspens), and lots of people walking their dogs OFF the leash. These dogs were living the dream! I loved how almost every local we saw on hikes had at least one dog with them. These were HAPPY dogs, being out in nature! I caught a couple of them on camera!

I love that my mom loves to explore and travel so much. It has caused me to want to see the whole world, and to say YES to going basically anywhere! Going to Sun Valley was my big trip last year, and this year, my big adventure was going to Breckenridge, Colorado for the Own It Workshop, a photography workshop started by my friend Wyn Wiley. I can’t wait to share pictures from that trip very soon! Going out west to flee the Florida summer is just the best, and I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to do this three summers in a row.

If you’re headed out west and need some help with exploring Sun Valley Idaho and want more details about where exactly we ate, hiked, explored, etc. please let me know! I’d love to share more about it. I hope you had an adventure this summer! I’d love to hear about it! :)

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August 23, 2018

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