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The Great Migration

The Great Migration

Anadromous fish given life in the high country of Idaho make a journey to the ocean that can exceed 900 miles and one that traverses eight hydroelectric power dams. A few years later those same fish make the return trip back to the very spot they began life. It is one of the true great migrations in the animal kingdom.

ILLUSTRATIONS Zack D. Brown

'This Land Is Your Land'

'This Land Is Your Land'

The history of the U.S. government acquiring and subsequently disposing of its lands has had a dramatic effect on how the wide open spaces of the West have been preserved and how we as a people interact with those lands.

The City of Rocks

The City of Rocks

The City of Rocks National Reserve not only has some of the best rock climbing in the region but it also boasts miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, great camping, and spectacular granite spires that comprise some of the oldest exposed rocks on Earth.

PHOTOGRAPHY Glenn Oakley & Mark Weber

Paradise Lost, and Found

Paradise Lost, and Found

Part-time Ketchum resident Greg Carr has undertaken a massive, 20-year project to save Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. In the process, he has raised a critical question facing us in the 21st century: to what extent are we able to move forward with the natural world and its biodiversity intact?

Valley Profiles

Valley Profiles

Pete Patterson, Travis Vandenburgh, and Susan Robinson are three Valley residents who pursue their passions in the outdoors.

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Girls That Go Big

Girls That Go Big

The SheJumps program encourages and helps women of all ages get out and explore new challenges--everything from paddleboarding to flyfishing.

Outdoor Music Fests

Outdoor Music Fests

Outdoor music festivals are a particular treat of Sun Valley summers. To see what's in store this season, check out our rundown of the region's best events.

Allergy-Free Gardening

Allergy-Free Gardening

Allergy sufferers need not fear the garden. With some prudent planting choices, gardeners can minimize the effects of pollen in the yard.

Body Repair Shop

Body Repair Shop

Almost as important to one's health as exercising is what one does post workout. Eating and drinking, stretching and improving circulation, and rest are key to recovering after a good workout.

From Backpacks to Tents on Wheels

From Backpacks to Tents on Wheels

There are many ways to enjoy camping in the great Idaho outdoors. Some prefer the comforts of RVs, others choose the pure experience of backpacking it all in.

Walking on Water

Walking on Water

Whether navigating whitewater or just getting peaceful exercise on a still lake, stand up paddlers enjoy a unique perspective on the Idaho outdoors.

PHOTOGRAPHY Ray J. Gadd

Throttling into the Backcountry

Throttling into the Backcountry

For those intent on exploring the vast Idaho backcountry, there may be no better way to do that than hopping on the back of a dirt bikeā€”just be ready for a workout.

PHOTOGRAPHY Wyatt Caldwell

Artist Profiles

Artist Profiles

Sun Valley Magazine explores the work of three talented artists--Laura McPhee, Gabe Embler, and Kathryn Stats--working in three distinct media: photography, sculpture and painting.

Romancing the Coals

Romancing the Coals

Anyone who has taken a river trip knows the joys of Dutch-oven meals. Gwen Ashley Walters talks with local outfitters who share some of the secrets to creating wondrous meals river-side.

Featured Weddings

Featured Weddings

With stunning scenery, sun-drenched days and a wealth of talented vendors who truly know how to throw great weddings, Sun Valley has long been a storybook wedding destination. Here we feature three celebrations from last summer.

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Who, What, Where, Now

Local Buzz

Who, What, Where, Now!
On a Running High

On a Running High

More and more people are taking to the trails for long cross-country runs and races. Great exercise, yes, but also a great way to see the Idaho wilderness.

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Stillroom Secrets

Stillroom Secrets

The Wood River Valley is home to a variety of wild herbs, as well as people who practice herbal healing and are versed in the mysteries of the mind-body-spirit connection.

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Succulent Planters: Gilded for a Rainy Day

Succulent Planters: Gilded for a Rainy Day

Morgan R. Buckert sheds light on the art of succulent planters. Learn exciting new techniques and designs to create your own succulents!

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