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Jul 19, 2013 - Heading to Hailey

Today’s drive was along the Tetons with spectacular views of the glacier topped range, and through meadows filled with Bison, through Jackson Hole with its ski slopes and along the Snake River, and down out of the mountains of WY. After Idaho Falls we were traveling Byways with beautiful scenery, including a moose or two. Then the scenery then became desert and lava fields, as we passed Craters of the Moon National Monument. We passed the Three Buttes of Idaho: Rising above this level plain of lava flows and windblown soils, these high...

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Jun 3, 2013 - Sad Day

At 6:23 a.m. we were awakened by a call from my brother, Jaime, that Dad had had a heart attack and had passed away. We were ready to leave this morning for our next stop, Missoula, so we immediately took off heading for my brother Marc's in Southern Idaho, to pick him up and head to California. We traveled down through Missoula, Montana and then Eastern Idaho, through the Salmon River Valley along the "Peaks to Craters Highway". We passed Arco, Idaho that is famous for being the first atomic powered city. We arrived at Marc's about 5 p.m....

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Aug 16, 2012 - Hailey, ID

On the way to Hailey, we took Highway 20, which is almost a straight shot towards Hailey. This was called the Goodale’s Cutoff, a spur off of the Oregon Trail. The Interstate 84 to the south follows along the Snake River follows the Oregon Trail. This part of Idaho is called the Great Riff Zone. The are are 3 large buttes (East, Middle and Big Southern Butte) in this Snake River Plain which also includes Craters of the Moon National Monument. This monument is miles of rugged basalt lava flow. Big Southern Butte is the largest and youngest...

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Apr 1, 2012 - HOME !

Howdy folks! Aha, you might say...finally, this is the end of the 'Dressell USA Quest' blogs! AND, you'd be correct! We arrived home Sunday afternoon, April 1st, as planned! Oh yes! It is sweet...though, as Rick stated, sort of a surreal feeling, really! Our 'final leg' of travel was not without interest, for sure! We had intended to pull out of San Diego and make about one third of the 17 hour distance, staying a night west of Las Vegas the first night, make Ely,NV. for the second night, then continue into Hailey Sunday. We prefer to...

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Dressell's USA Quest

May 24, 2010 - Benefit Roping Hailey Idaho

We left Friday night meeting Roger and Leslie at the Stage Stop for dinner. Drove on to the Rodeo grounds in Hailey arriving well after dark. Found hookups and pens for the horses and settled in for the night. It's supposed to snow and be bad weather tomorrow, but we're here anyway. Next morning was chilly, but we came to rope. No snow, but blustery conditions. The good news is the rodeo arena is enclosed so not too bad. They decided to do a round robin where everybody ropes with everybody. 6 teams so you rope fast and often. I had a...

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HAPPY TRAILS

Jul 16, 2009 - Jackson WY to Hailey ID

DAY TEN - July 16/09 Once again we woke up to bright, blue skies. We went for breakfast and a latte at Shades in Jackson WY then to the local Harley shop, picked up a couple of items, toured around downtown central square, we took some photos of antler arches, which are antlers that are from the elk winter range. There are about 7500 elk that winter in the Jackson area. There was a horse and stagecoach doing tours of the town, and we took a couple of photos of some local bronze statues. We then headed for the National Museum of Wildlife Art...

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Apr 18, 2009 - Touring Ketchum

My sister-in-law, Patt, also had a surprise visit from two friends, Laura & Linda, so we all were treated to a tour of the Ketchum & Sun Valley area. My brother is a contractor and has worked on many extreme mansions over the past 15+ years in the valley. He drove by a few and described the houses to us. One impressive “house” looks like a group of several farm buildings, but is all one house, connected. They used old wood and siding form original old buildings to create this weathered look. They utilized a real Silo, several old barns and...

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Apr 14, 2009 - Brother Marc

We enjoyed taking a walk along the “Trails from Rails” path behind our RV Resort. Wood River Trail is a 22 mile paved trail system between the towns of Ketchum and Bellevue in the Sawtooth Mountains for bicycling, skating, walking, skiing or horseback riding. The Sun Valley trails link to this trail in the town of Ketchum, for another 10 miles. The scenery is awesome as it runs along the Big Wood River, passing through ranch land and across railroad bridges. You also get glimpses of very impressive mansions along the way. We didn’t see any...

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Apr 12, 2009 - Travel to Hailey, ID

Today we traveled our final leg to brother Marc’s house in Hailey, Idaho. All along south central Idaho is a large belt of lava flow and CRATERS OF THE MOON, Idaho's first National Monument. Created 15,000 years ago when molten rock oozed through cracks in the Earth's surface. There are miles of pahoehoe lava, sink holes, lava tubes, cinder & spatter cones and lava bombs. We explored this Monument during our last visit to the area and highly recommend it. After we arrived in Hailey, which is surrounded by snow capped mountains, we set up...

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