As the quiet of winter fills the morning we send holiday greetings and appreciation to all our Stanley neighbors and our guests from many years. The magic of a Stanley Christmas is hard to describe. The snowshoe trip(permit in hand) up behind the lodge to find a tree that needs to be thinned...the many little hands gluing paper chains and trying to string popcorn, the carols playing softly in the background. Winter spices - cinnamon, nutmeg , cardamom fill the air. The Lodge hosts the annual community Christmas reading celebration -so if you are in the area check with Jane at the library for detals. Blessingsof the season to all! Marcia and Bob
As the seasons shift, many hunters retrieve backcountry camps. Others have already taken off - some with elk track for stew; others with a forked horn, and a few with a "mighty opponent" Sounds of gunshots are replaced by branches sighing under loads of snow and we hear the whish whish of cross-country skis as they glide past. The Sawtooth Basin is always profoundly inspiring, but winter snow brings majestic storms and their measure - which regardless, is difficult to quantify. It is jaw-dropping experience - and can be customized to match the ages of your guests or your children. Just inquire under the contacts page. Excellent guides will provide the perfect opportuniuty to get wet, cold, and exhilarated...a magnificent achievement.
We are so excited to show everyone our new website. Please call us with comments, or submit a comment via Contact us. We hope you are having an excellent fall. The leaves in the Basin have been spectacular and the peaks have been dusted with new snow.
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The fires this summer were close but we survived unscathed.