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Adventure Log: Old Lady Lakes Backpack & The Goodbyes Begin
Adventure Log: Old Lady Lakes Backpack & The Goodbyes Begin

Adventure Log: Old Lady Lakes Backpack & The Goodbyes Begin

August 26 – September 8, 2019 Jason’s Guilty Pleasure If Jason could have a guilty pleasure, a hobby he could indulge in without concerning himself with cost, it would be owning a classic car. His favorites are muscle cars (Chevelle,…

Idaho’s Hells Canyon Wilderness: Seven Devils Backpack
Idaho’s Hells Canyon Wilderness: Seven Devils Backpack

Idaho’s Hells Canyon Wilderness: Seven Devils Backpack

Great fishing in beautiful alpine lakes at the top of North America’s deepest river gorge Distance: 17 miles round trip as described here (longer and shorter options available) Type: out and back Difficulty: difficult with nearly constant elevation change over…

Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness Backpack Day 3: Alpine Lake to Crammer Lakes
Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness Backpack Day 3: Alpine Lake to Crammer Lakes

Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness Backpack Day 3: Alpine Lake to Crammer Lakes

Day three of our September 2018 Sawtooth Wilderness backpack (click here for day 1 and here for day 2). As usual, we were up early and were able to enjoy some star gazing while we had our coffee. The thing…

Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness Backpack Day 2: Alpine Lake to Baron Lakes
Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness Backpack Day 2: Alpine Lake to Baron Lakes

Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness Backpack Day 2: Alpine Lake to Baron Lakes

Day two of our September 2018 Sawtooth Wilderness backpack (click here for day one). We rolled out of the tent at 6:30. It was still dark, but we could see faint light on the horizon. We had anticipated temperatures in…

Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness Backpack Day 1: Redfish Lake to Alpine Lake
Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness Backpack Day 1: Redfish Lake to Alpine Lake

Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness Backpack Day 1: Redfish Lake to Alpine Lake

Stunning lakes with towering mountain peaks on this Sawtooth Wilderness backpack Distance: 26.5 miles roundtrip plus boat shuttle Type: Y shaped out and back Difficulty: moderate with 4,400′ elevation gain Best season: July – September Nothing beats Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness…

Idaho’s Selkirk Crest: Big Fisher Lake Backpack, July 2016
Idaho’s Selkirk Crest: Big Fisher Lake Backpack, July 2016

Idaho’s Selkirk Crest: Big Fisher Lake Backpack, July 2016

Backpack to a beautiful high mountain lake in an impressive granite cirque  Distance (round-trip):  11.0 miles Type: Out and back Difficulty: moderately difficult with 3,300′ elevation gain Best season: mid-July to late September Once again, the rugged Selkirks called to us. Straddling…

North Central Idaho: Weitas Creek Backpack, June 2016
North Central Idaho:  Weitas Creek Backpack, June 2016

North Central Idaho: Weitas Creek Backpack, June 2016

Pretty mountain stream with no crowds Type: out and back Distance: 20 miles round trip (can be made shorter or longer to suit the individual) Difficulty: moderate with around 1,500′ elevation gain over the trip Best season: May – October …

Idaho’s Sawtooth Mtns: Hell Roaring and Imogene Lakes Backpack, Sept 2015
Idaho’s Sawtooth Mtns: Hell Roaring and Imogene Lakes Backpack, Sept 2015

Idaho’s Sawtooth Mtns: Hell Roaring and Imogene Lakes Backpack, Sept 2015

Backpack to two stunningly beautiful high mountain lakes surrounded by rugged Sawtooth peaks Distance: 19 miles round trip including side explorations (Hell Roaring Lake makes a fine day hike of 9.4 miles round trip with 600′ elevation gain) Type: out…

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