Wildflowers are carpeting the meadows around Stanley in shades of purple and pink with a dash of yellow here and there. I've had readers asking about wildflowers in Sawtooth Valley and the peak should be coming next week in places, depending on the elevation.
You'll also be surprised to see sandhill cranes in the meadows doing their annual spring dances in preparation for nesting season.
Camping is prime right now and campgrounds downriver from Stanley are pretty good picks to get away from the crowds.
Well, that's an update for now. Snow has pretty much disappeared on Banner Summit.
Photo by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman