Hiking

What’s New about the Old West?  Western Ranch Vacations

The mid-century romanticized view of the American West has faded into the past, and revisionist history has exposed Hollywood’s brush of glamour over a more stark reality.  Reliving the “glory days of yesteryear”, a la the Lone Ranger, no longer motivates many to pack up the family and head west. But thank our clear, starry […]

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New Wilderness to Explore

The unspoiled beauty we enjoy at the ranch and in the region is the result of decades of hard work and dedication of many. The most recent effort has yielded the “gold standard of protection” wilderness status to the Boulder – White Cloud Mountains. The August 2015 passage of HR 1138/S258,  sponsored by Rep. Mike […]

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Pack Trip into the White Cloud Mountains

We took a family pack trip with Devan of Pioneer Outfitters into the Livingstone Mine access point for the White Cloud Mountains. Our whole family saddled up and rode into an amazing camp along an alpine lake hopping with fish, flowers, dramatic views and excellent tent sites. Devan provided all the essential elements for a […]

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Hiking in the Sawtooths

Stanley has finally come alive!  Spring held on until the bitter end and now the snow melt is finally releasing its fury on the creeks and rivers in the Sawtooth Valley.  The annual 4th of July parade and fireworks kicked off summer in Stanley.  Whitewater rafting is at its peek, wildflowers are blooming, tourists are […]

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