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Cross Country Skiing in the Sawtooths

On this January day in the Northern Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho the high temperature will not reach 10 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the sun is shining brilliantly.

If dressed properly, an early afternoon ski on the Park Creek groomed trails cannot be topped. The Park Creek Overlook is located west of the town of Stanley in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA) of the U.S. National Forest and National Wilderness.

The Northern portion of the Sawtooth Range as viewed from the top of Skyrocket Cross Country Ski Loop

The Park Creek Cross Country Skiing Trail System is a superb mix of offerings. The routes can be short and flat to long with highly variable terrain. One of my favorite routes is the combined Camas and Skyrocket loops. It affords skiing of all types in 4.5 miles.

Park Creek snakes through 4 feet of snow.
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The Icon on Display

Baldy on A Snowy Sunday Morning Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC
Baldy After Snowmageddeon Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC

Bald Mountain of Sun Valley, Idaho is the Icon associated with America’s First Destination Ski Resort. In this age of short life spans at the top and fading traditions – Sun Valley, in its 84th year of operation was ranked the #1 Ski Resort in North America for 2020 by SKI Magazine.

MESH Gallery at Heritage Hall currently is displaying two magnificent perspectives of the Grand Dame of Skiing – Baldy After Snowmageddeon and Baldy On A Snowy Sunday Morning. Each piece of Fine Art Photography is available as a Limited Edition Artwork is a variety of sizes.

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Get Ahead of the Holiday

If you are feeling behind the Power Curve , not yet in the Holiday Spirit or looking for a festive evening out on the town, MESH is here to help!

On Saturday, December 14th 2019 starting at 5PM, MESH Gallery at Heritage Hall will hold the Get Ahead of the Holiday Event.

MESH will premier new artworks works from Ed Cannady and Jeff Lubeck. Chef Kyle will fire up the smoker early in the day and provide smoked meats and other goodies. Beer, wine and other beverages will be provided as well. The presentation, discussion, food, and beverages are all free of charge.

Cannady will be on-hand to present and discuss for the first time, Into the Interior. The exhibit features images from Cannady’s multi-month photo-shoot of the interior of the Canadian West.

Lubeck will be on-hand to present and discuss his new book of photographic artworks, Capturing the Valley Too. The book represents four years of photographing in the six mountain ranges in the region. In addition, one dozen of the images in the book will be presented on canvas and framed in gallery wrap style.

Pastel on Ice © Jeffrey H. Lubeck - Courtesy MESH Gallery.
Pastel on Ice © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – Courtesy MESH Gallery.

The Post’s Featured Image is High Peaks Adorned in Emerald & Gold © Ed Cannady – Courtesy MESH Art Gallery and can be seen first-hand on Saturday.

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MESH Gallery Kicks Off Holiday at Giving Walk

MESH Gallery at Heritage Hall the 2019 Holiday Season in the Wood River Valley with the Sun Valley Gallery Association Giving Walk.

Kyle has the Smoker going as well

Jeff Lubeck’s new Fine Art Photography book – Capturing The Valley Too © debuts including new artworks.

The Gallery is all dressed up for the Holidays
Jeff’s new book debuts
Big Snow Big Peaks © debuts
Baldy After Snowmageddon © Triptych debuts

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Capturing The Valley Too Released

Jeffrey H. Lubeck & MESH Art will premiere Capturing the Valley Too © during The Giving Walk Friday November 29th from 4-6PM at MESH Art Gallery at Heritage Hall ® located next to Ketchum Town Square.

The hardcover book of Fine Art Photography results from four years of back-country photo-shoots conducted by Lubeck. Capturing the Valley Too is the follow-up to the highly successful Capturing the Valley © released in 2015.

“As with the first book, Capturing the Valley Too is an art piece in itself,” says MESH Art co-owner Kyle Lubeck. “The book is printed using the highest quality materials in a large format layflat hinged paper configuration. This allows for the best results in terms of viewing and longevity.” A full narrative describing each image is provided separately.

Capturing the Valley Too presents unequaled images of iconic and extraordinary places within the six mountain ranges that surround the Wood River Valley. “It is an absolute joy to share the places all of us know and love or have heard about,” says author and photographer – Jeffrey H. Lubeck. “In some cases it was a true challenge to get to these spots with such great names and imagery. However, it is so compelling to reach, and photograph places known as The Finger of Fate, Railroad Ridge, The Arrowhead and The Birthday Cake.”

Will be available for purchase for $99.95 from its premiere through Saturday December 8th, 2019.  Afterward the book will be available for purchase at $150.00.

Any book ordered prior to Friday December 13th, 2019 will be available for Christmas.

For more information: Kyle Lubeck at (208) 309-3200 or