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Trekking & Photographing the White Clouds

Are you curious about exploring the Cecil D. Andrus White Clouds Wilderness? Intrigued by spectacular peaks and sparkling alpine lakes, but unsure how to plan your adventure? Join Idaho Conservation League at Elephant’s Perch in Ketchum on Wednesday, May 17th, for a presentation on Trekking & Photographing the White Clouds! Learn about the history of the wilderness area, must-see spots, and how to best capture the photos of this stunning backcountry terrain. Led by Josh Johnson, Conservation Associate at ICL, and legendary public servant/photographer/mountain goat Ed Cannady, you won’t want to miss this!

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Camping, Summer

20 Things to Know Before You go Camping or RVing

Camping or RVing is a great way to experience the Sun Valley area, but there are some things to know to not only enjoy your time but to also respect mother nature and keep access open for all of us. Before You Go Have the proper gear Have a plan Get the necessary permits Know the weather Before you leave, notify a responsible person of your planned route of travel, time of departure and return. Be sure to check with that person when you return Where to Go There are tons of options for campsites around Sun Valley. Whether that is dispersed sites or reserved campground slots there is something for everyone. Reservations Designated Camping Zones Stay limits usually range from 6-16 nights so be sure to check Campfires The Sun Valley area knows a thing or two about the power of wildfires. So be sure to keep it contained, monitored, and properly put out. Know the restrictions especially burn bans Where it’s ok to have campfires How to properly put out a fire What NOT to burn – plastics, cans, trash Leave No Trace “Take only photos, leave only footprints” “Bathroom Activities”: At least 150 ft from any water …