OK, not real timely but who cares, riding pics are riding pics regardless.....right? Anyhow, I was fortunate enough to work a temporary job in Ketchum during the summer of 2008, working for an environmental non-profit group as a recycling coordinator. This afforded me the opportunity to experience some of the valley's great riding.
The singletrack in this area is amazing; one minute you're buzzing through a grove of aspens, the next you're ripping across a sagebrush meadow, back into the pines, long grind up, then top out for spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges.
I lucked out as the summer of '08 saw an amazing wildflower bloom - the hills were covered in the yellows of arrowleaf balsam root and the purples, lavenders, and white of lupines.