Tag Archive: Sawtooth Mountains

Prairie and Miner Lakes Loop Trail

On our last hike in the Sawtooths we wanted to do something in the Smoky Mountains, just south of the Sawtooth Range but inside the Sawtooth Recreation Area. In a previous trip we… Continue reading

A Shorty But Goody: Hell Roaring Lake

Following the massive hike to and beyond Sawtooth Lake the day before, Tom and I set out to do the shorter jaunt to Hell Roaring Lake. Though the lake can be accessed via… Continue reading

The Perfection of the Hike to Sawtooth Lake

I’ve been delaying writing this blog about my hike to Sawtooth Lake mostly because any words that come to mind have seemed wholly inadequate to describe the majesty and extraordinary beauty of the… Continue reading

Birthday Hike to Alice Lake

The trail to Alice Lake remains one of my All-Time Top 5, even including all the new hikes we’ve done in the intervening years since we’d last been here. The hike – and… 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

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