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Favorite Things to Do in Sun Valley

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

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Excerpt: Living in Stanley during the summer is very special, but escaping to the Wood River Valley is always a treat. As promised, I’ve compiled a list of our favorite things to do in the Sun Valley area during the summer. Because our kids, Miles, Fin and Ollie are ages three to nine, most of the activities listed are kid-friendly.  I tried to keep the list to ten things, but I really couldn’t narrow it down below 12. Enjoy! Things to do in Sun Valley: 1) The Ice Show—the Sun Valley Summer Ice Show is, in one word, magical. There is not a…

Rafting the Salmon…A Watershed Moment

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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Excerpt: In an entirely creative and poignant blog post, John Lavey of the Sonoran Institute, took an idea originally presented by explorer John Wesley Powell and created a new US map based on watersheds. Why base a map on watersheds? Originally, John Wesley Powell came up with the idea while exploring the West, “…[proposing] in 1879 that as the Western states were brought into the union they be formed around watersheds, rather than arbitrary political boundaries. This idea rested on the observation that because of an arid climate, a statewide organization decided by any other factor would lead to water conflict down the…

Idaho Bucket List

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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Excerpt: It’s a little-known fact to those that haven’t visited Idaho that our state is much more than potato fields. Our potatoes are awesome, but Idaho offers travelers unparalleled beauty, history and experiences. With over 83,000 square miles of terrain, much of which is large wilderness tracts, it can be a challenge to know where to start exploring. Boise State Public Radio recently came out with a good place to start with their “Idaho Bucket List: The 75 Things Idahoans Should Try (At Least Once)”. We are particularly fond of #14-Go whitewater rafting on the Salmon River, and looking over the list…

Trips begin Memorial Day weekend!

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

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Excerpt: We’ve started our weekend trips to Stanley to dust off the boats, organize the warehouse, clean the kitchen and set up shop. The first time we come to Stanley (from McCall) for the season generates a lot of excitement in our family. The kids get reacquainted with their room and the sandbox and memories of summers gone by come flooding back. Dave and I push up our shirt-sleeves and get to work putting things together, antsy for the season to get underway. This time around we discovered  more snow than usual on the mountain passes going to Stanley as well as…

What to do in Stanley, Idaho.

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

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Excerpt: Writing about my favorite things to do in Sun Valley last week got me thinking about all the things I love to do in Stanley too. Embedded in the middle of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Stanley is a spectacular place. A visit here will leave you wanting to come back again and again. For those of you coming from far away, especially if it is your first time to the area, here is my list of must-do’s in Stanley. Spend the day at Redfish Lake—I never get bored at Redfish. The kids and I go there several times a week…

Vacation Planning…Call us, we can help

Friday, March 18th, 2011

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Excerpt: Our Upcoming Vacation When planning a vacation there are so many different things to think about. I mean, you are making a big commitment of time and money and you want to make sure you’ve got your bases covered, right? We are in the middle of planning a SoCal/Disneyland trip and I have to admit that, at times, I’ve been overwhelmed with all the details. We know what dates we want to go so the airline reservations were easy. No problem on choosing a rental car. But where I’m spending hours upon hours is hotel reservations and area attractions. So many…

Sun Valley Idaho Rafting

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

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Excerpt: Our 2009 season was the best season for river trips in Sun Valley in 10 years. If you are planning a trip to Sun Valley and would like to go rafting below is a summary of what we offer for next summer. We have two basic trip options. River Rafting with Lunch. This is by far our most popular trip, we float an 11 mile section of class II and III whitewater. Half way through the trip we pull over at our riverside lunch camp where our chef is putting the finishing touches on the best meal in the Sawtooth Valley….

Sun, sun, sun

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

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Excerpt: June in the Stanley Basin and Sun Valley seemed more like Seattle than sunny Idaho. Good news is in the forecast. Sunny skies and temps in the mid 70’s to 80’s downriver. We now have trips departing daily.  If you are looking for rafting in Sun Valley we recommend our famous “Sun Valley Lunch” trip departing at 10:30 daily.  If you are closer to Stanley or on a schedule take a look at our “Stanley Half Day” at 1:30. We would love to see you.  Below is photo of Jeff’s great run through Piece of Cake…

Sun Valley Rafting Kickoff

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

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Excerpt: The River Company Crew has been busy since opening on Memorial Day this year. With a great snow pack we have been able to run our Class IV white-water trips almost daily. The more water the better on the Upper Main Salmon River and this year has delivered. Below are a few images from “Shotgun” and the “Dam”. If you would like to join us, give us a call at 800-398-0346. Located a short 56 mile drive from Sun Valley, Idaho we are your rafting company for Sun Valley Rafting. [caption id=”attachment_63″ align=”aligncenter” width=”500″ caption=”Shotgun at about…

Sun Valley Discounts

Friday, May 15th, 2009

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Excerpt: Sun Valley is having a lodging sale.  If you are on the fence whether to plan your Idaho vacation this sale might help.  50% off all rooms, suites, and cottage rates. More information below. If you take advantage of this great deal, don’t forget to come visit The River Company for some Sun Valley Rafting. For 72 hours only, May 15 through Sunday, May 17 receive 50% OFF all room, suite and cottage* rates at Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho. Valid for reservations beginning June 5th and ending October 13th, 2009. Offer not applicable to groups or packages and is subject…

Salmon River Update

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

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Excerpt: Winter is finally here in the Sawtooth Valley.  Sun Valley Company sounds optimistic about opening new terrain and we have more snow in the forecast.  For those of you who float with The River Company, we have some interesting news.  They are replacing the old O’Brien bridge.  Carol King was generous in donating monies to put in a temporary bridge.  On Dec 11th however the construction team ran into a bit of a glitch as half of the bridge fell into the river.  The crew removed the bridge from the river in record time and they are now nearing completion. King…

February River Co Updates

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

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Excerpt: Idaho snow pack continues to grow in the month of February. As of February 19th the Salmon River Basin is sitting at 120%. Great news for Boaters! The last week has seen welcome high pressure and sunny days giving us the opportunity to dig out. We are starting to hear from our staff as the river season approaches. Tom is enjoying graduate school at Vanderbilt and planning a mid summer trip to Africa. Sean and D’Layne are in Sun Valley ski patrolling and getting ready to dive back into nursing school. Sean plans on riding his bike to New York to…