Sawtooth Wilderness Highpoint - Idaho - Part 1
Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho, United States
Thompson Peak - Sawtooth Wilderness Highpoint - Idaho - Part 1This trip initially was a summit bid for Thompson Peak, the highest point in the Sawtooth Wilderness area (10,751'). Surprisingly, there were no topo maps that showed routes to the summit, and only a few trip reports.The team got a late start, due to a leisurely morning at camp just outside of Stanley Idaho. We wanted to be at the lake near...
Bench Hut back-country skiing
Stanley, Idaho, United States
Fantastic backcountry skiing to Bench Hut. Conditions were close to perfect with a couple of feet of snowfall the days before the trip, this was powder heaven.
Grandjean Sawtooth Lake Loop
Lowman, Idaho, United States
This is a good, "one day" loop as long as hike start at sunrise! The trail head starts at Grandjean campground. If navigating counter clockwise, ensure to head up Trail creek (west) for about a quarter mile and cross the foot bridge to connect to the south bound Baron Creek trail (just after the creek crossing).The Baron trail is heavily used by horses until the trail veers east up the canyon (~2 miles). At...
Backpacking Deep in the Sawtooth Wilderness
This trip was unbelievable. It started with an extremely long uphill hike from Grandjean Campground up to above Baron Lakes. At this point, we left the trail behind for the next 5 days, and explored the magnificent Goat Creek Drainage. The off trail hiking was often very difficult, strenuous, and at times dangerously exposed, but well worth it for the incredible views and the complete isolation from all other people.