Friday, May 4, 2012

Southern trails opening up early

Dry spring brings opportunities for riding, hiking


By TONY EVANS
Express Staff Writer

A mountain biker rides west of Hailey on Wednesday. Photo by David N. Seelig

Dry weather has led to some great mountain biking and hiking in the south valley, yet riders on warm days should beware of rattlesnakes, especially around Lamb's Gulch in Croy Canyon, west of Hailey.

The entire Croy Creek trail system is dry and open, including the Bull Dog, Bullion Connector and Hidden Valley trails. Colorado Gulch, Toe of the Hill and Quigley Road are also open.

The Wood River Trail connecting the south valley with Ketchum and Sun Valley can also take riders to the few trails open in Ketchum: the Adams-Lake Creek Connector, Citizen's Trail and Lane's Trail in Adams Gulch.

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In Sun Valley, the Sun Valley White Cloud Trails on a hill north of the Sun Valley Lodge are also open, providing vistas of the snow-capped Boulder Mountains.

For a complete and up-to-date listing of trail openings, go the Blaine County Recreation District website, www.bcrd.org.

Tony Evans: tevans@mtexpress.com




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