sawtooths

  1. Parma

    Sawtooth Loop: Redfish, Hell Roaring, Imogene, Edna, and Cramer Lakes

    July 9-11, 2020 My brother and I decided on doing this loop in the Sawtooth Mountains: Day 1- Redfish Lake to Hell Roaring Lake (10.25 mi) Day 2- Hell Roaring Lake to Edna Lake (10 mi) Day 3- Edna Lake to Redfish Lake (14.25 mi) This ended up being a total of 34.5 miles. We originally planned to...
  2. Eugene

    Backpacking the Sawtooths

    Five of us - 4 from Houston Texas and a local from Ketchum - did a 3 1/2 day trek from Redfish Lake inlet to Pettit Lake (Tin Cup TH) during the week of August 18-22. The route was as follows: Tues: Redfish inlet to Cramer Lakes Wed: Cramer Lakes to Lake Edna Thurs: Lake Edna to Lake Alice via...
  3. LarryBoy

    A Route In Between: Mexico to Canada Through the Heart of the West

    Between March and September of 2019, I hiked an absolutely amazing route through the heart of the West. I began atop a "sky island" on the Arizona/Mexico border and finished in a deep, dark ancient cedar and hemlock forest on the Idaho/Canada border. And in between, I saw a lot of cool stuff! I...
  4. TeamJenkins17

    Sawtooths July 2019

    A day hike we took to the Saddleback Lakes. This hike is pretty strenuous, but the views are absolutely incredible!!
  5. 2eez4life

    4 days in the Sawtooths

    Me and 3 buddies all from Salt Lake planned a trip to the Sawtooths. Drive time was 5 hours, not terrible especially considering the hot springs pit stop. Trail of choice was the Alpine Creek trail located at Alturas Lake. We are all hammock hangers and found great spots to camp at all the...
  6. Jackson

    A Slightly Snowy Sawtooths Stroll

    October 5-6, 2018 My summer backpacking season was a bit of a letdown this year. I got 3 nights out, but had planned on 7 or 8, with my biggest trip entirely falling through, so I had been feeling a bit frustrated. Additionally, I had a trip planned with @scatman for October 5-8 in Wyoming, but...
  7. Vegan.Hiker

    Sawtooth Mountains (Redfish Lake to Pettit Lake)

    A few weeks ago I embarked on a 12 day trip to Idaho and Alaska. The first stop on my trip was to visit @Ben and his fiance Brittinei for a few days of backpacking in the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho. The Sawtooths had been high on my list since reading a bunch of Ben's reports a few years...
  8. seekinglost

    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...
  9. Chuck the Mauler

    Sawtooth Mountains (Iron Creek - Pettit Lake)

    In 2015, I had the opportunity to hike in the Tetons with @Ben (along with a few other members here). It was the beginning of new friendships and new trails for me. In April I spent time in Canyonlands NP and on the Colorado River with Vegan and 2 others. We talked about a trip with Ben in the...
  10. 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...
  11. 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. *...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Ben

    Baron Divide, Sawtooths, june 2014

    Still impatient for alpine backpacking, i went into the Sawtooths again the first full week end in june. The seventh and eighth. Really straight forward one night, out and back, but one of the biggest pay offs of the year. I was a little disappointed the week end before, but decided to go look...
  19. Ben

    South Fork Payette River, june

    As i've mentioned in a couple reports i have a hard time waiting for snow to melt to go backpacking. So i ended up venturing into the Sawtooths in june, to see what was going on up there. I actually left may 30. It was a relatively uneventful trip, but i learned some things. I drove up to the...
  20. Parma

    Sawtooths, Redfish Lake to Iron Creek

    So, I'm back from a great trip to Idaho with some family. We decided to do a family backpacking trip and settled on the Sawtooths. I've been there before, but haven't done a real backpacking trip in the Sawtooths. We left it up to my brother, the resident expert on all things Idaho, to choose...

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