Sawtooth National Wilderness, BP-2

Here is my proposed itinerary:
Saturday, August 20: From the Tri-Cities we drive 9 hours via Boise to Stanley, ID where we’ll spend the night in inexpensive lodging.
Sunday, August 21: Hike into the Sawtooth from the Hellroaring Creek Trailhead, camp at Imogene Lake. 6.5 miles, 1500’ elevation gain.
Monday, August 22:  Imogene Lake to Taxaway Lake, with lunch on top of Sand Mountain for panoramic views of the Sawtooth Mountains. 6.5 miles and 2000’ gain/loss.  Highly recommended optional 5-mile excursion to Edha and Vernon Lakes without packs.  This is the most strenuous day.
Tuesday, August 23: Taxaway Lake to Alice Lake. 5 miles, 1500’ elevation gain/loss.  This is the easiest day.  Afternoon free to relax, explore, fish (need permit).
Wednesday, August 24, Alice Lake to Petit Lake Trailhead.  6.5 miles, 1500’ elevation loss.  Lunch in Stanley, ID, then drive back to Boise, possibly stopping for a soak in Kirkham Hot Springs.  Spend the night in an inexpensive motel in Boise.
Thursday, August 24: Drive 6 hours back to the Tri-Cities.

30 miles/6500 ft

Jay Reinhardt, sign up at


Aug 20 2022 - Aug 24 2022


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