Northern Idaho’s Selkirk Crest: Bottleneck Lake, Aug 2017

Pretty mountain lake with abundant huckleberries Distance: 6.85 miles roundtrip Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with 1.358′ elevation gain Best season: July – September The Selkirk Crest in northern Idaho is one of our favorite Inland Northwest hiking destinations. This area is so wild that grizzly bear and caribou inhabit its remote corners. It is …

Northern Idaho’s Selkirk Crest: Snow Lake, Aug 2017

Pretty mountain lake with abundant huckleberries Distance: 8.75 miles round trip Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with 1,600′ elevation gain Best season: July – September The Selkirk Crest in northern Idaho is one of our favorite Inland Northwest hiking destinations. This area is so wild that grizzly bear and caribou inhabit its remote corners. …

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 the borders of Washington, Idaho, and Canada, this wild land is home to endangered grizzly bear and caribou. For those …

Idaho’s Selkirk Crest: Beehive Lake, July 2013

High mountain climb to one of the most beautiful lakes we’ve visited. Distance: 9.0 miles round trip Type: out and back Difficulty:  moderately difficult with 2,040′ elevation gain Best season: July – September Early in July 2013, we headed north to Sandpoint, Idaho to check out a couple hikes that were high on my bucket …

Idaho’s Selkirk Crest: Roman Nose Lakes, July 2013

Short hike to three high mountain lakes in northern Idaho near the Canadian border.   Distance: 4.5 miles Type: out and back with spur trails and a loop in the middle Difficulty: moderately easy with 1,228′ elevation gain Best Season: July thru September Early in July 2013, we headed north to Sandpoint, Idaho to check out …

Idaho’s Selkirk Mountains: Two Mouth Lakes, October 2014

Mountain hike to two lakes snuggled under the Selkirk Crest near the Idaho-Canadian border.   Distance: 9.0 miles round trip Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with 2,000′ elevation gain Best season:  summer and early fall The Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho are one of our favorite late summer and early fall hiking destinations.  Snuggled …