Hiking Idaho is excited to announce the completion of The Hiker’s Guide Idaho’s Sawtooth Country. The 232-page guidebook highlights 60 of the greatest walking adventures in the Sawtooth, White Cloud and Salmon River Mountains, all surrounding the Stanley Basin. Presented in an easy-to-follow format, this guidebook will help the novice hiker to the seasoned backcountry veteran discover some of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the area.
Inside the guide, look for:
- At-a-glance information including distance, total elevation gain, season, GPS waypoints, difficulty and cautionary advice.
- The author’s favorite hikes, including early season, solitude, view, wildflower, backpack, fall, easy and hikes along creeks.
- Advice on safety, wilderness etiquette and wilderness conservation.
- Local information on flora, fauna and recent wildfires.
- 36 USGS-based topographical maps.
- Over 90 photographs, 16 pages in full-color.
- Sewn-bound book which provides longevity and durability.
Free Sample Hikes
Hike #23 Alpine and Sawtooth Lakes
Be forewarned: A visit to the Alpine and Sawtooth lakes may make you want to never return home. This trek breathes Sawtooth Mountains – soaring peaks, wildflower meadows, towering Douglas fir forest, crystal-clear creeks, and cobalt-blue lakes all case within a world of granite. Although this hike is one of the more popular routes in the Sawtooth Wilderness, it would be a travesty to travel to Stanley and not see how amazingly beautiful a 10-mile walk can be.
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Hike #55 Horton Peak
Horton peak sits on the western perimeter of the White Cloud Mountain range and provides one of the most spectacular views to the east face of the Sawtooth Mountains available. The 9,986-foot peak towers 3,400 feet above Sawtooth Valley, and when you peer west the views extend over the valley floor to the lofty crest of the serrated Sawtooths. One of the better vistas is to the glaciated canyons emptying into the three big lakes on the Sawtooth’s perimeter — Alturas, Pettit and Yellow Belly.
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