Gigapixel view from the summit of Ryan Peak (elev. 11,714'), the high point of the Boulder Mountains north of Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho. The peak has sweeping views in all directions & clear skies following a few days of rain/snow. To the west, one can see more of the Boulder Mountains including Glassford Peak w/ the Sawtooth Mountains directly behind. Northwest are the White Cloud Peaks including Castle Peak. To the east is Lost River Range including Borah Peak, the state high point & other Idaho 12ers. To the southeast are the Pioneer Mountains which include Hyndman Peak. To the south is neighboring Kent Peak w/ a distant view looking towards Ketchum itself along w/ the ski slopes on Bald Mountain. Ryan Peak has easy access w/ a scramblers trail leading up from nearby West Pass.
Gigapixel panorama (1.776 gigapixels), 405 photos, 59604x29802 pixels
Idaho is a state located in the northwestern region of the United States of America. Idaho is the 14th largest state by area, ranks 39th by population and 53rd by population density of the 50 United States. Idaho was the 43rd state to be admitted into the Union, on July 3, 1890. Idaho is landlocked, being bordered by Canada on the north and the states of Washington and Oregon on the west, Nevada and Utah on the south and Montana and Wyoming on the east. Idaho is nicknamed "The Gem State" because nearly every known gemstone is found within the state. Idaho is also famous for producing about one third of all potatoes grown in the USA. Idaho also hosts the largest barrel cheese factory in the world, producing 120K metric tons of cheese per year. There is some ambiguity as to where the name "Idaho" came from, but it is generally believed to have simply been made up by George M. Willing. There is a possibility it was derived from a Native American phrase. Idaho is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman. The state population was about 1.58M in July 2011 with 84% being Caucasian, 11.2% Hispanic and 1.1% Native American. The state capital and largest city is Boise.Source: wikipedia