idaho

  1. John Goering

    Nez Perce Trail/Magruder Corridore

    The Nez Perce Trail/Magruder Corridore basically runs from Conner, Montana (approximately 7 miles south of Darby, MT) to Elk City, Idaho. Much of it is sandwiched between two wilderness areas, the Selway-Bitterroot to the north and the Frank Church River of No Return on the south-some 3.5...
  2. metalbackpacker

    Sawtooth Wilderness, ID - 8 Day Solo Hike August 2017 + Solar Eclipse

    In August 2017 I set out on an 8 day solo hike in the Sawtooth Wilderness of Idaho (link to my very detailed blog post with tons of pictures). I created a High Route that included several days of off trail hiking and some remote sections of the wilderness: Here's a breakdown of the route I...
  3. blueeyes

    Trail Flats Labor Day Weekend 2017

    My plans for the last month for Labor Day were all over the place, go to Wydaho and deal with too many people, go see family in Utah, stay home and hibernate. Very late Thursday night as I was heading to bed I decided I needed to join friends on a backpack trip into the Frank Church Wilderness...
  4. Parma

    Bighorn Crags, Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness

    August 1-4, 2017 My big trip for summer 2017 was in the Bighorn Crags located in central Idaho in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wildness. This wilderness area is absolutely gigantic. It's listed as 2,366,827 acres. For comparison, Yellowstone NP is just over 2.2mm acres, and the High...
  5. DiscGo

    Black Magic Canyon (with kids)

    We went to Black Magic Canyon in Idaho this last weekend. We were told that Black Magic Canyon wasn't worth going all the way to Idaho, but it was supposed to be great if you were already in the area or passing by. We loved it! It was the highlight of our trip and I thought it was well worth...
  6. DiscGo

    Craters of the Moon (with kids)

    This part of our trip to Idaho last week. Craters of the Moon is a National Monument in Idaho. It is a series of tubes and caves carved out 2,000 years ago. There is a large lava field covered in volcanic rock. Because we had little kids, and I was carrying a child carrying backpack, we could...
  7. dfcooper

    Sawtooths in August

    I mentioned that those of you who shared your reports and photos had inspired me. Last Spring I talked a redneck friend of mine (not sure if he's still married) and a couple hillbillies from Kentucky into joining me on a loop beginning at Pettit Lake, wandering past Alice, Toxaway, Edna...
  8. H

    Cross country loop in the Sawtooths

    Although I'm not a regular BackcountryPost user, I recently received some very helpful feedback from @Bob about a loop I wanted to execute in the Sawtooths of Idaho, and thought I'd return the favor to the BackcountryPost community by posting a trip report. Here it is. Thanks for the help. *...
  9. Parma

    Sawtooths - Vernon, Ardeth, and Spangle Lakes

    July 16-20, 2015 A buddy of mine wanted to experience the goodness that is the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho. So we found a good route that would be scenic and have some good lakes for fishing. He brought his two sons and I brought my younger brother. We drove up from Utah Wednesday after work and...
  10. lostlandscapes

    Big Boulder Lakes, White Clouds -- July 3-5, 2015

    @drclef and I took advantage of the long July 4th weekend and paid a visit to the Boulder White Cloud mountains of Central Idaho. A maiden visit for us, we were intrigued by it's dramatic granite ridge lines, lush, lake-dotted basins, and relative obscurity. Photographs that I'd seen online...
  11. Ben

    Snake River Petroglyphs, Swan Falls Dam to Wees Bar

    On sunday we went out to the Snake River at Swan Falls Dam. We walked across the dam and then down the river for three and a half miles to Wees Bar where i had read there were some good petroglyphs. We only saw a couple other people on the side of the river we were walking on, but on the other...
  12. Ben

    Boise River, Lucky Peak Reservoir to Barber Park

    Friday after work i went to go put my packraft on the water for a little more experience with it. There is a stretch of the Boise River that runs through town that people regularly float during the summer. I'd run that section a week before. Friday i decided to put in a little farther up the...
  13. Ben

    Craters of the Moon NM, the Wilderness Trail

    "Recreational use of the wilderness area has remained limited. Fewer than 100 people a year obtain overnight camping permits for the area." I have a national parks pass that expires this month, so i thought that i should try to squeeze a little more use out of it. I started looking at Craters...
  14. Ben

    Gooding City of Rocks, Coyote Creek

    We managed to get out this week end, finally, and we hiked about five miles around Gooding City of Rocks. I've been wanting to get back there for a while. I did an over night backpack there with my Dad and some of my brothers about fifteen years ago or so. It has hoodoos. This image shows the...
  15. Ben

    Mountain Home Craters

    Sunday my Dad wanted to do some geocaching in an interesting looking area, so Brittinei and i tagged along on my bike. May be half an hour to get to the area from the freeway. After that it is preferable to have a high clearance vehicle. My parents did it with a couple bumps to their santa fe in...
  16. Ben

    Sawtooths, Sawtooth Lake loop

    I did this hike in october 2013. It's amazing what first snows can do for mountains. Hiking in october is fantastic. I had perfect weather, it was one of the prettiest hikes i've ever done, and not only did i not see a single person on the trails, i didn't even see a sign of any one else. No...
  17. Ben

    Sawtooths overnight, november 2013

    Simple trip. Last year i decided to test the Sawtooths mid november. I was glad i went. I hiked up Baron Creek, very familiar to me. I camped on a snow covered platform above Baron Falls. It proceeded to dump powder through the night while i slept. The next day i booked it back to the car on...
  18. Ben

    Sawtooths, Toxaway loop plus. october

    The first week end of october here was unseasonably nice, so i was excited to get to the mountains. Temperatures at elevation were supposed to get up above sixty degrees, sun shine all week end long, and it had snowed up high just a week before, so it seemed it would look nice up there. I...
  19. Ben

    Sawtooths, 68 mile loop, August

    I've thought for a while on a larger loop through the sawtooths. early in august i took the time to do it. I wanted to do a hike with consecutive days of ~3,000' elevation so i could have some idea what to expect when i did the wonderland trail a week later. Here's what it looked like...
  20. Ben

    Sawtooths, Baron Creek and Goat Creek, July 2014

    In july i decided to try some off trail hiking in the Sawtooths. I had not done this before, any where really, but i wanted to, so i thought about it some. I decided to go up Baron Creek, a trail that i knew very well, and come back down Goat Creek, a drainage that i have never been in. Goat...
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