Explorations in Stanley

I was more than lucky to snag a campsite at Redfish Lake in Stanley last weekend. I started looking for a campsite about two weeks ago and just kept all the reservation pages open and refreshed them twice a day. When one opened up I booked it in a heartbeat! Being August we were greeted with super smokey skies blocking our view of the Sawtooths. After setting up camp we walked over to the lodge area, bought some ice cream, let everyone pet Olive, then hopped on the ferry across the lake to check out the other side. After exploring the beach we took the boat back to home base and went to our camp to roast brats and smores which we paired with a bottle of Pinot Gris; obviously the best food and wine pairing. The second day we went to Stanley Lake and took the trail to Bridal Veil Falls. Along the way there were many wildflowers. Once we got to the falls we attempted to scramble up the trail alongside the falls to get to the top and see the lakes that the falls come out of. It was very arduous and after going partially up and bear crawling across some shale we decided it was better to go back down and attempt that another day. There is a lot you can do in Stanley in 48 hours if you get up at dawn, make breakfast burritos, and head out for adventures! 

Redfish Lake at sunrise. 

Redfish Lake at sunrise. 

Polka Dot Flower

Polka Dot Flower