Mount Idaho & Merriam Lake

Mount Idaho & Merriam Lake

Northeast face of Mount Idaho from Merriam Lake. Photo taken July 4, 2005.
Super Dave
on Sep 19, 2005 1:34 pm
Image Type(s): Hiking,  Informational,  Scenery
Image ID: 126938


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SawtoothSean - Feb 13, 2006 6:14 am - Voted 10/10


One of the best photos! Is that a little ice on the lake? in July!

Super Dave

Super Dave - Feb 13, 2006 7:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great

Thanks Sean. Over one third of the lake was still covered in floating sheets of ice trying to make their way to the outlet. One of my hiking partners was able to catch a nice brook trout while fishing off the snow drifts to the left.


Lodewijk - Apr 12, 2006 9:18 am - Voted 10/10

Great Pic

Beautiful! Indeed strange there is ice on the lake in July!
Bye, Lodewijk

Super Dave

Super Dave - Apr 13, 2006 10:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Pic

Thanks Lodewijk. This lake is fairly high in elevation (9600 ft / 2925 m) and must have frozen very thick that year for the ice to last into July. It helped that we had a lot of late spring snowfall in 2005. Thanks again, Dave


marlonwarren - Jan 19, 2007 11:54 pm - Voted 10/10

Cold Water!

Nice angle, I hope you weren't in the water. The greens and blues are just right!

Super Dave

Super Dave - Jan 20, 2007 2:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Cold Water!

Thanks Marlon. Don’t worry, no chance of getting me in that water…

The photos you’ve submitted so far are excellent! Looks like you and that yellow tent have had some great trips.

skunk ape

skunk ape - Feb 26, 2007 4:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice shot!

Did you climb the north face snow shutes?

Super Dave

Super Dave - Feb 26, 2007 8:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot!

Didn't climb them, but I'd sure like to give them a try... We did hike to Upper Merriam Lake for a closer look at the north face, but that was before I had any snow climbing experience.

skunk ape

skunk ape - Feb 26, 2007 10:07 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice shot!

Fun climb on good snow, I did it when I didn't have enough experience, two close calls with falling ice and a lone rock. Should have known what I was in for, I listened to rock fall all night on the steep face on the south side of the lake. Super fun climb.

david  stewart

david stewart - Apr 10, 2007 9:25 pm - Voted 10/10


Great shot I really like that ice in july.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Apr 11, 2007 11:31 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Thanks. It was a beautiful morning to be in the mountains.


mtybumpo - Aug 3, 2007 2:19 am - Voted 10/10


This is an amazing shot! I don't think I'd go for a swim though..... I attached this and a few of your other photos of lakes to my new Idaho Lakes album. If you have any more photos of Idaho lakes you're welcome to attach them to the album.


mkpatrick - Sep 19, 2007 4:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful shot

I need to wander around in your backyard...cheers.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Sep 20, 2007 12:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful shot

Thanks! I think the best part about this area is the remoteness, its a long way from anyone's backyard. :)

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 10, 2008 11:27 am - Voted 10/10

Well done shot

Very well done indeed.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Jan 10, 2008 2:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Well done shot

Thank you very much Karrar.


Marcsoltan - Sep 25, 2008 3:23 pm - Voted 10/10

Views like this

are not common.
The ice on the lake speaks of the cool morning hours not to be waisted. Either capture a shot like this, or go climb the thing, or both.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Sep 26, 2008 2:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Views like this

Thanks for the comments, I totally agree.

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