|One of the Views Heading Up|
Last July my friends, my dad and I took our annual trip to the Sawtooths which lasted five days and four nights. The trip started when we boated across Redfish lake, from there we headed on our way to Alpine Lake, which is where we stayed for the first night. The hike up was not bad at all, it was good to walk at a slower pace and just enjoy each others company while we took in the sites and sounds that the Sawtooths had to offer. Once the trail split into to two there was a big incline that my dad and some of other guys had some trouble with. So I went ahead and got our campsite picked out. Once the rest of the gang got there we just relaxed for bit by taking a short swim in the freezing waters of Alpine Lake. After dinner we all had the idea of getting out our weapons of choice to slay some fish, which I only caught a few brook trout and then I finished the night by watching my dad hook up on about every other cast.
The next day we got up early packed all are gear up and headed down to where the trail split into two yesterday. Getting to Crammer Lakes was one of the easier days on the trip since we had to hike down hill for the first part and then we had a slow incline of about 4 miles up to Lower Crammer Lake. We knew that the trip that day was short so we took it easy and enjoyed the trail.
|On top of the waterfall|
The next was consisted of going over Crammer Divide, dropping down into Hidden Lake and then hiking into Edna Lake. Once we got over Crammer Divide (Highest Point of the Trip) everything drains into the South Fork of the Payette River. This day was probably one of the toughest days that we had but the views where well worth the lactic acid build up.
|Looking Down into Hidden Lake|
|Morning Sunrise on Edna|
|Hell Roaring Lake|
|Getting Grizzly with Stumpy|