Good page Sean. I've never been into that particular area of the Sawtooth but I've heard bad things about that road.
Would you say its better to bike in? Thats what I've recommended for my peaks out Wildhorse.
Gotta make my way out there... the Tetons are too close here, though, and are a distraction.
Very nice work.
Another nice page. SP is becoming the source for info on the Sawtooths.
Your customary nice job.
Excuse my ignorance but what are tarn lakes? That summit looks like it might not be too much fun to scramble up - too many loose (presumably) rocks.
I know- there are regional terms for certain mountainous features. A Tarn lake is basically an alpine lake with mostly rock surrounding it. It's usually formed from snowmelt. Another term that is used in the Western US is cairn (pile of rocks) whereas back East they say "ducks" I'm sure there are European terms that differ from American, but mean the same. Be fun to come up with a list.
Thanks for looking at the page!
Beautiful area, specially the lakes!
Wow! Another Sawtooths beauty. Thanks for sharing Sean.
Thanks for that tip-I'll be sure to check that out because that road is brutal on the vehicle and bladder, plus I always like to check out new approaches.
This summer I'm looking to get back to the spectacular ridge just WNW of the Finger and climb the Birthday Cake / Red Bluff (5.6), the Sentry (5.5) and the Coffin (Aid). These can all be done in one day from what I can tell (reconnaissance hike last year to the ridge). Do you have any experiences / information / interest in these?
No info, but some interest. Contact me off-line? My website has my email address.