Sawtooth. High Route style trip?

Kullaberg63

Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2014
Messages
543
I remember a trip report on here from the Sawtooths maybe last year describing a group of friends doing what seemed like a fairly adventurous route. Can't find it.

Anybody have suggestions for a 5-7 day challenging outing up there for August?
 

Kullaberg63

Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2014
Messages
543
Thx @LarryBoy . Even just a line of waypoints on a map is pretty inspiring to me. Like you I've never been. The beginning of your route seems to correspond with @Bob 's trip in the archives, and appears to be a pretty well trodden off-trail route into the Sawtooths.

I started working on straightening out @Bob 's line below, to try and avoid the long trail hike at the end. Red is his, blue is mine:
Click here to view on CalTopo
The trip report I couldn't is on BPL. Duh!
 

LarryBoy

Hiker Trash
.
Joined
Jan 4, 2015
Messages
2,451
Thx @LarryBoy . Even just a line of waypoints on a map is pretty inspiring to me. Like you I've never been. The beginning of your route seems to correspond with @Bob 's trip in the archives, and appears to be a pretty well trodden off-trail route into the Sawtooths.

I started working on straightening out @Bob 's line below, to try and avoid the long trail hike at the end. Red is his, blue is mine:
Click here to view on CalTopo
The trip report I couldn't is on BPL. Duh!
Backcountry PostLight strikes again!

One thing that I do find interesting about these "high-route" style trips is they tend to converge around a pretty singular line. Different people make different variants, but by fixing the parameters (go high, stay high, Class 3-4 OK), the route does tend to build itself in a sense.

OTOH, finding a high route through the Beartooths has proved pretty challenging due to the paucity of N/S passes over the main ridge.
 

Parma

@parma26
.
Joined
Feb 12, 2014
Messages
719
I have heard there are climber trails in the Sawtooths. They aren't marked on maps but are fairly well known amongst climbers who frequent the Sawtooths. So you may stumble across some on this trip.
 

Bob

Trailmaster
Joined
Mar 3, 2013
Messages
2,605
Never saw a sign of people on the off trail sections except by Goat lk
 

Kullaberg63

Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2014
Messages
543
Thanks for the help, everybody, especially @Bob . We just finished the trip with the 'homemade' variations shown above, in 6 days. Roughly 58 miles, 48 of which were off trail. Very rugged, strenuous and challenging. We felt it was a notch harder than the Wind River High Route as proposed by AdventureAlan, even though that one was 30 miles longer. We did both in the same time frame.
 

Bob

Trailmaster
Joined
Mar 3, 2013
Messages
2,605
How was the stretch on both sides of snowyside peak...had my eye on that area awhile for a trip.. some pics through there please...heck pics for the trip
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Dreamer Alice - Toxaway Loop | Sawtooth Wilderness Backpacking 6
Parma Sawtooth Loop: Redfish, Hell Roaring, Imogene, Edna, and Cramer Lakes Backpacking 13
NorthwestWanderer Overnight Backpack to Louis Lake, Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness Backpacking 4
NorthwestWanderer Chelan-Sawtooth Range : Sunrise to Cooney Lake Loop Backpacking 3
wabenho Sawtooth Creek Crossings (early season) Trip Planning 4
Vegan.Hiker Sawtooth Mountains (Redfish Lake to Pettit Lake) Backpacking 22
J Sawtooth Wilderness Backpacking 19
andyjaggy Sawtooth Hitchhiking Trip Planning 9
seekinglost Sawtooth Wilderness, ID - 8 Day Solo Hike August 2017 + Solar Eclipse Backpacking 7
George_Washington_Hayduke North Wash Canyoneering: Sawtooth, Bingo, Hog 3, Hog 4 Canyoneering 2
toddfw2003 Sawtooth Wilderness Petit Lake / Toxiway lake / Allice lake loop Resource Discussions 5
tomcat32 Sawtooth Wilderness Idaho Parking Passes Trip Planning 2
IceChip Sawtooth backpacking advice Trip Planning 4
BryanG Sawtooth Backpacking Suggestions Trip Planning 6
Ross Sawtooth and Wind hikes + Yellowstone favourites Backpacking 12
Chuck the Mauler Sawtooth Mountains (Iron Creek - Pettit Lake) Backpacking 25
Ben Sawtooths, Sawtooth Lake loop Backpacking 8
steve For Sale: (2) Aire Tributary Sawtooth Inflatable Kayaks Gear 14
Bob Sawtooth Mountains Traverse Resource Discussions 7
pstm13 Sawtooth Lake, SNRA Backpacking 22
Melissa Sawtooth or Uintas Recommends Requested Trip Planning 6
Bob Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho - North to South Traverse Backpacking 25
Duke Goat Lake, Sawtooth Range Backpacking 3
WasatchWill The High Uintas 4-4-4: Four Basins, Four Passes, Four Days Backpacking 18
C High Uintas Wilderness - Last minute plans Trip Planning 4
Mountain Wanderer High Uintas Wilderness - Granddaddy Basin Backpacking 4
Tarp Boy High Sierra Camp Loop, Yosemite, CA Trip Reports 5
fossana A taste of the GR11: 6 Days on the Travesía Pirenaica (High Pyrenees, Spain) Backpacking 18
Born to Hike Mountain Solitude: Reconnaissance Lake, High Uintas, early Sept 2019 Backpacking 9
fossana Bear Lakes > Royce Lakes overnighter (High Sierra) Backpacking 12
DrNed Plan B to High Uintas Backpacking Trip Planning 20
Dave High Uinta sheep grazing EIS General Discussion 2
J Cali: Cinder Cones, High Sierra Rambles, Famous Domes Oct 26-31, 2018 Hiking & Camping 3
R Psuedoephedrine at high altitude General Discussion 6
fossana Pine Creek/Granite Park fall excursion (High Sierra) Hiking & Camping 14
David Rule High Peaks Wilderness-August 2018 Backpacking 1
Boognish Four days in the High Sierra Backpacking 10
Born to Hike Clements Lake and East Basin in the High Uintas, mid-July 2018 Backpacking 6
scatman High Sierra Trail Backpacking 23
D Wind River High Route Trip Planning 4
LarryBoy Absarokas Fun Route - 12 Days of High Adventure Backpacking 21
Ross High Spur and North Wash Canyoneering 5
westy High Uintas - West Basin Backpacking 0
George_Washington_Hayduke High Uintas: Allen Lake and Thunderstorms Backpacking 0
westy High Uintas - Henry's, Painter, Yellowstone, Smith's Backpacking 5
westy High Uintas - Middle Basin Backpacking 5
Luke High elevation uinta campgrounds/lakes General Discussion 9
S Central Utah high alpine suggestions Trip Planning 2
N Which High Uintas overnight hike? Trip Planning 2
mattvogt7 High Water Bruneau On The Water 8

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.

Top