Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Driggs Wydaho Mountain Bike Festival

The first annual Driggs "Wydaho Mountain Bike Festival" is in the books, and was a huge success. Joanne is on the planning committee, much-deserving of a shout-out for her considerable & effective work. About 200 folks took part in three days of live music, group rides, raffle giveaways, contests, movies, food, drinks, and perfect high-country summer weather.

Mark your calendars now for next year's festival dates: July 22-24, 2011.  I expect to see a bunch of you!

In the midst of it all, Joanne and I enjoyed a couple of laps around Rick's Basin at Grand Targhee. How 'bout those wildflowers?!!

I also managed a quick evening hike on a little-known trail in the Tetons. There's something extra-cool about reaching snowbanks in late July.

After sixteen summers, I still don't tire of this view: descending Ski Hill road from Grand Targhee, looking straight up at the Tetons.  Gotta be one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the world.

Ride on!


hankp said...

Rick, sorry we missed you - karen and i ran into D&M up at the 'ghee that morning on the trails, and yes, the flowers and views are terrific!

hope this finds you both well -we were there for only a short time as karen went off to chi-town and i was back in the bay area by monday at noon.


Pat formerly of Hailey said...

Coming up on the Tetons is beautiful, but still love the approach to the Sawtooths when coming into Stanley from the North along the Salmon River. Incredible.
Was lucky to live in the Wood River Valley for 23 years.