Melanie, Jasper, and I returned to our absolute favorite backcountry for a weeks' backpacking. I have posted pics before from some of this same area and folks mostly seem to like seeing this stunning country, so here's a few from this year's visit.
Seems like the backcountry bears are not acclimated to people, so there is little to no problem once you are away from the trailhead camps. Some concern there, but proper food storage and garbage management practices have always served to keep us free from hassles. To the best on my knowlege and from personal observation, we are only dealing with black bears in the Sawtooths.burn, any concern for bear it that area? nics pics
Your standing offer of hospitality is much appreciated, Darin. Thank you. We'll keep it in mind.We were on the other side of the Sawtooths on Saturday. Next year you guys should let us feed you coming or going Burnham. We don't care if you are stinky from backpacking.
I can't wait until Haley is a little older and we can see that country first hand. Lovely pictures as usual.
You sure do, Steve. No Safeway stores for a looooong ways. We do fish some and enjoy making a dinner or two from the results, but instead of food you have to carry fishing equipment and extra cooking gear and stove fuel, so it's a net gain in carry weight to do it.Do you have to bring all your food in Burnham?
Jerry, there are potential routes everywhere you look, most of them virgin. In 30 years of backpacking into the Sawtooths I have yet to see rock climbers, though I hear they do use the east side of the range some. We approach from the west, much poorer roads and longer distances to access the high country...I don't think anyone is climbing the rock you've seen in my pics.In the one pic it look like there is an awesom line up the crag right in the middle.
With a true summit and possibly and arete , How did it look .
Nice nice pictures im envious just absolutly green.