BENEFITING: KETCHUM - SUN VALLEY VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATES INC
This year the Sun Valley area was nearly destroyed by a raging fire dubbed 'The Beast'. This fire burned nearly 115,000 acres, destroyed several structures, and ruined many of the popular recreational trails between Hailey and Ketchum. If it was not for the extraordinary efforts of local as well as out of town fire crews the damage would have been exponentially greater. To show our thanks Matty Hanson, Cody Barnhill and Ian Cavanaugh plan to find 'The Beast' within. Are plan is to incorporate all of the great activities residents of this valley do every day, even when the valley is socked in with smoke. We will pedal from the Sawtooth Brewery to Red Fish lake (54 miles), paddle across the lake (5 miles), run to the base of the Elephants Perch (3 miles), climb the Mountaineers Route (1200 ft, 5.8) and then make our way back to town. This will total out to about 125 miles of total distance covered, 1200ft of technical rock climbing and nearly 9000 ft of elevation gained and all done within 24hrs.