Category Archive: Idaho

Relaxin’ by the River: Lounging and Hiking in Clearwater National Forest

We had been searching for a lake to relax by after leaving the Sawtooths but we didn’t find a place to camp next to the water as we headed north so we had… Continue reading

Hike to Boulder Lake

After leaving the Sawtooths and heading north we had a loose plan to spend a day or two near a lake to relax. En route we decided on Payette Lake and found a… Continue reading

Redfish Lake to Bench Lakes

On recommendation from our stop at the Stanley Ranger Station we decided our next hike would be to the Bench Lakes, which sit 1,200 feet above Redfish Lake. Redfish was a place I… Continue reading

Giving Up on Murdock Creek Trail and a Collection of Random Sawtooth Adventures

The morning following our hikes in Chocolate Gulch and the Adam’s Gulch area we started off on another of the ranger’s suggestions: The Murdock Creek Trail. Our plan was to hike the 6… Continue reading

Adams Gulch, Sort of. Or, I Still Can’t Read Trail Maps.

Directly following our morning hike at Chocolate Gulch we popped down the road a few miles towards the trailhead for Adams Gulch. We found the busy parking area and were initially dismayed thinking… Continue reading

Hiking Chocolate Gulch

After arriving in the Sawtooths and realizing both how low the snow line was and how much snowmelt was pouring down the mountains we opted to consult the rangers since our intended hikes… Continue reading

The Best of All Possible Worlds: An Epic First Day Back in the Sawtooths

Ever since we visited at the beginning of last summer I’ve been having a long distance love affair with the Sawtooth Mountains. Since I hike often (and post on the Internet about it)… Continue reading

Idaho Days

We arrived in southeast Idaho in time to hunker down for a few days of rain, snow, hail, and more rain. In mid-May. In any case we had some business to take care… Continue reading

Sawtooth Mountains, Part 2: Alice Lake Trail

Our hike to Alice Lake was incredible. Stunning. Amazing. And without exaggeration, one of the Top 5 hikes I’ve ever done. The latter realization reminds me that I should update my post of… Continue reading

My Happy Place: The Sawtooth Mountains, Part 1

I fell in love with the Sawtooth Mountains. Despite some automotive issues that caused our visit to be a bit shorter than anticipated, we made the most of our few days and hiked… Continue reading