sawtooths

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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. *...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Dwm

    Sawtooths

    Incredible trip, deep snow on the pass. Wolves scattered ahead of us the entire trip.
  14. pstm13

    Sawtooth Lake, SNRA

    After reading several trip reports on this area I finally made a trip to the Sawtooths. I have lived in Idaho for several decades but have failed to visit the Sun Valley area. My wife and I did not have a lot of time so the trip was limited to one night. However, I plan to come back next summer...
  15. River

    Toxaway-Alice Loop, Sawtooths, August 2012

    The Toxaway-Alice Loop is one of the classic loop hikes in the Sawtooths. I had hiked to Alice Lake many years ago, but the rangers had told us the pass was still snowed in and impassable so we didn't plan to hike the full loop. As it turned out, we were able to make it over, but we didn't bring...
  16. Bob

    Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho - North to South Traverse

    Day 1 – Started in from Iron Creek TH. Excellent weather for the start. We passed a few people coming out from Goat Lake area. It is certainly more popular than it used to be. Defined trail all the way to the lake now. Need to do some scrambling on a use trail, just below the cliffs heading up a...
  17. leatherman

    Redfish Lake Cabin

    With the January doldrums in full swing and the realization that traditional backpacking into the high country was still months away I was looking for something to break out of the mid-winter routine. And I found it. I rented a Forest Service cabin that is used by Forest Service personnel during...
  18. Duke

    Goat Lake, Sawtooth Range

    Not far from Stanley Idaho is the Iron Creek trailhead. It is the beginning of a well-beaten path that leads to Sawtooth lake. However, if one talks to some of the “locals” (none of them are from Idaho) in Stanley, and, if they like you…they may give you some good advice and recommend smaller...
  19. Nick

    Imogene and Hell Roaring Lakes, Sawtooths

    Just two days after getting home from my trip to Zion and subsequent few days working in the St. George area, I was on my way to Idaho to do a solo backpacking trip in the Sawtooth Wilderness. This trip would involve some firsts for me. It would be my first time in The Sawtooths and the first...
  20. leatherman

    Hell Roaring Lake, Sawtooths Idaho

    I did this hike in July 2011. Overall round trip is just over 9 miles and the elevation gain is only about 600 feet which made for a relaxing hike through the forest. The majority of the elevation gain is during the first 1/2 mile where the trail climbs and tops out on a moraine then proceeds up...
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