Sun Valley Museum of Art
Sep 12 all-day
Geology Hike: The Pioneer Mountain Core @ Sun Valley Museum of Art | Danbury | Connecticut | United States
12:00 am
This several hour hike along a maintained trail affords spectacular views of the sedimentary cover and metamorphic core of the Pioneer Mountains, southeast of Ketchum. In this glaciated terrane, rocks are fresh and easy to see. Plus the complex structure of the mountains surrounds us. Join ISU Geologist Paul Link for this superb walking tour. 3-hour hike up first 2/3 of Hyndman Creek Trail, moderate hike. Total round trip approx. 5 miles. Elevation gain 900’. Driving directions: turn on East Fork Road, go out 5.5 miles and road will turn to dirt at the little town of Triumph, continue, at fork turn left, and continue till end of road. We will meet as a group in the trailhead parking lot. Paul Link has taught geology at Idaho State University since 1980. He and graduate students worked extensively in the Sun Valley area as part of a USGS project from 1985 to 1993. Paul is a co-author of the 2012 Idaho Geologic Map. He is a regional sedimentary geologist and has supervised over 100 Master of Science theses at ISU. Part of SVMoA’s BIG IDEA project The Gem State.
Bald Mountain
Sep 26 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Baldy Hill Climb @ Bald Mountain
7:30 am
The running, hiking and biking challenge offers “One Big Mountain, Five Awesome Events.” The course for runners and hikers spans 1.86 miles and 3,140 vertical feet from the bottom of Warm Springs to the summit of Bald Mountain at 9,020 feet. There are two mountain biking events, the Baldy Bike Hill Climb and Cheeso Double in which competitors complete the mountain bike race and Hill Climb. The bike course is the Cold Springs mountain bike trail featuring an elevation gain of 2,600 vertical feet over nine miles. The Cheeso Double is named in named in memory for the late SVSEF ski coach Craig “Cheeso” Kjesbo. Truly an event for all ages, the BHC also features a free children’s Kinderclimb for ages 11-and-younger. The course is 300 vertical feet starting at the base of Warm Springs. Everyone receives a participatory ribbon.  All participants receive a T-shirt, access to the summit aid station, lift service and entry to the post-race awards party.  

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