[RV Life & Travel] Ep. 53 Exploring the Sawtooth Wilderness & Mtns || Free Camping & Amazing Hikes
In this week's episode we spend a week in the Sawtooth National Forest, just outside of Ketchum, Idaho. It turns out to be one of our most favorite boondocking sites yet. You can find this campsite, along with GPS, photos, and reviews here:
We barely scratch the surface of all that this area has to offer but we find some emerald alpine lakes, fantastic vistas, and good brews. We had no idea Idaho was so dang gorgeous but the secret is out! We will be coming back someday to truly explore this impressive state.
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Sawtooth Mountains between Ketchum & Stanley Idaho Rugged Beauty! Fishing & hunting in the area!
Sawtooth Mountains between Ketchum and Stanley Idaho. The Sawtooth Range is a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in central Idaho, United States, reaching a maximum elevation of 10,751 feet at the summit of Thompson Peak.
Sawtooth Mountain Range - Beautiful! Near Salmon Idaho
The Sawtooth Range is a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in central Idaho, United States, reaching a maximum elevation of 10,751 feet (3,277 m) at the summit of Thompson Peak. It encompass an area of 678 square miles (1,756 km2) spanning parts of Custer, Boise, Blaine, and Elmore counties, and is bordered to the east by the Sawtooth Valley. Much of the mountain range is within the Sawtooth Wilderness, part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Sawtooth National Forest.
The mountains were named for their jagged peaks.
Sawtooth Wilderness, ID Hiking - Ultimate 8 Day Backpacking High Route!
8 day backpacking trip in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. Route goals are off-trail exploration, fishing and climb high & stay high. This just might be the ultimate Sawtooths hiking high route!
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Here's a breakdown of the route I hiked:
Day 1 - Pettit Lake to Alice Lake
Day 2 - Alice Lake to Heart Lake
Day 3 - Heart Lake to Lower Cramer Lake
Day 4 - Lower Cramer Lake to Lower Baron Lake
Day 5 - Lower Baron Lake to Lower Bead Lake
Day 6 - Lower Bead Lake to Packrat Lake
Day 7 - Packrat Lake to Hanging Valley
Day 8 - Hanging Valley to Pettit Lake
The total solar eclipse (Aug 21 2017) occurred while I was on Baron Pass, so I experienced 2 full minutes of darkness as I was in the middle of the path of totality. Amazing!
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There's more to hiking the Sawtooth Mountains than just the Alice / Toxaway loop. The Sawtooths offer some great off-trail hiking, remote and secluded lakes, and excellent high country backpacking opportunities through the whole range.
A Scenic Float | Under The Sawtooth Mountains (Stanley, ID)
Stanley Idaho is one of the most scenic places on earth. The Sawtooth Mountains provide an amazing backdrop to a plethora of outdoor activities. With the Salmon River running through this beautiful mountain town there are a number of white water river opportunities to be enjoyed. We teamed up with our friends at the River Company for a nice relaxing scenic float on the headwater of the mighty Salmon. If you come to Stanley from Boise, through Banks or Idaho City, the River Company is the first building on the left of the highway as you enter town. You can book day trips there or rent inflatable kayaks or stand up paddle boards. The scenic stretch of the Salmon is very easy and you can do it on your own, but if you have no river experience a guide or outfitter is the safest way to go. The scenic float makes for a great family half day trip either before or after lunch. The boat box on the river is located about 2-3 miles past upper Stanley heading north on highway 75. It will be on your right hand side. It fits at most 4 people so plan accordingly to miss the crowds.
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Visiting Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, National Recreation Area in Idaho, United States
Visiting Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, National Recreation Area in Idaho, United States.
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Sawtooth Mountains are just breathtaking. We had the opportunity to drive around for a few hours and we totally enjoyed the scenery.
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Idaho Or Bust - Galena Pass Sawtooth Scenic Byway
Waking up at the foot of Galena Pass and knowing that the entire day you will be riding one of the most scenic roads in the country has a special way of making it a good day. Sawtooth Scenic Byway did not disappoint. As we ride up to the top of the pass Mrs.Stacey talks about her research on packing for such a trip from a ladies perspective. It's interesting just how different it is from my own.
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Idaho 75 - Sawtooth Range
Motorcycle road trip along Idaho Route 75. From Challis to Clayton, ID.
A mid August swim in Middle Cramer Lake | Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho
After 8 miles of hiking we decided to take a quick swim in the icy cold waters of Middle Cramer Lake located in the Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho. Watch in 1080p HD for best quality.
Idaho (put it on your radar)
Drove from Oregon to Idaho, we know nothing of Idaho and needed to visit to learn a lot. Who knew there was so much to see and do in Idaho....
Wonderful rivers, high jagged mountains, pretty towns, split rail fencing and all hidden in the gorgeous Sawtooth Mountains.
We were enlighten as to the wonders of this varied state, potato's and onions are the money in Idaho but they have some rarely know backcountry hunting and fishing in mountains that will take your breath away.
Ep. 19: Sun Valley, Idaho | RV Idaho Sawtooth Mountains Free Camping Boondocking | Grand Adventure
Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure in our RV! In this Kitchen Table Trips episode we're revisiting our July 2017 trip to Sun Valley and Ketchum, in the Sawtooth Mountains of south-central Idaho.
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Red Fish Lake. Sawtooth Mountains. Idaho. U.S.A
Red Fish Lake. Sawtooth Mountains. Idaho. U.S.A
RVing in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area
RVing in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area is probably the best it gets for campers and RVers in terms of raw beauty, peace and quiet, and cool temperatures in the Spring and Summer. There are many forest roads that branch off of Highway 75, but one in particular, Forest Road 146, offers a mix of free boondocking, gorgeous scenery, and still some usable Verizon 4G signal. There is also a dump station here with clean, potable water, and a visitor center for maps and pamphlets.
In this video, we left our campsite after boondocking here for 15 days, hitched up our trailer, and towed it 3 miles to the dump station, just to illustrate what it's like to pull your trailer up this road. It's a bumpy, rocky road, but still doable for most RVers with moderate experience.
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More Sun Valley: Bikes rides, Free Dump Stations & Sawtooth Botanical Garden
In today's video, we are still boondocking along Trail Creek in Sun Valley Idaho. We go for a nice bike ride along a paved path. There are a number of paved paths in this area, not to mention LOTS of mountain biking trails. Next, we head down to a free dump station in Hailey Idaho. We have to deal with very smoky conditions from nearby wildfires but luckily the air wasn't too bad. Last we walk around the Sawtooth Botanical Garden which was absolutely stunning. We highly recommend you check it out if you are in the area.
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Redfish Outlet Campground, Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Stanley, Idaho Campsite Photos
6500-foot elevation. 19 campsites on the eastern shore of Redfish Lake. Adjacent picnic/day use area. Great angling for trout in the lake. Take a short tour on the interpretive Fishhook Nature Trail, or a longer walk west into the Sawtooth Wilderness to battle wild cutthroat in the alpine lakes. Visitor Center offers area information and interpretive programs. Boat ramp at nearby Sandy Beach Boat Launch. Swimming, sailing, waterskiing, wading, canoeing, motor boating and of course, fishing are all great ways to enjoy the waters. A section of the Idaho Centennial Trail passes near here. Stables, rental boats, and a dump station are available for equestrians at Redfish Lake Lodge.
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Sawtooth National Recreation Area & Botanical Garden
Sawtooth National Forest and Recreation Area in Idaho. Also includes the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Ketchum.
Redfish Lake Lodge Tour | Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Road trip to the Sawtooth mountain range in Idaho(please share)
The Sawtooth mountain range is about 35 miles away from Twin Falls Idaho which is my hometown we decided to take a little road trip and check out the changing of the colors. And check-out Ross Falls. I hope you enjoy this little video.