Our first view of Antz Basin. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Our first view of Antz Basin.
 - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Morning light over Scoop Lake. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Morning light over Scoop Lake.
Cardiac Peak in the distance over the outlet of Sapphire Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Cardiac Peak in the distance over the outlet of Sapphire Lake.
Entering a meadow near the Little Boulder Creek. - Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Entering a meadow near the Little Boulder Creek.
Cliché fall photo. - Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Cliché fall photo.
Reflected sunrise over an unnamed peak. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Reflected sunrise over an unnamed peak.
The inlet to Sapphire Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
The inlet to Sapphire Lake.
Looking down on Walker Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Looking down on Walker Lake.
Hook Lake with Peak 11272 in the distance. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Hook Lake with Peak 11272 in the distance.
Green fields and damp trails. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Green fields and damp trails.
 - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Post storm clouds made for great light at Upper Chamberlin Lake. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Post storm clouds made for great light at Upper Chamberlin Lake.
Castle Peak, Merriam Peak, and Peak 10248 with the East Fork of the Salmon River in the distance. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Castle Peak, Merriam Peak, and Peak 10248 with the East Fork of the Salmon River in the distance.
Wildflowers leading the way to Castle Peak. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Wildflowers leading the way to Castle Peak.
Nearing the end of the major descent, it was mostly flat riding from here. - Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Nearing the end of the major descent, it was mostly flat riding from here.
 - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Cardiac Peak standing over a small tarn in the Big Boulder Lakes. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Cardiac Peak standing over a small tarn in the Big Boulder Lakes.
The entrance to Cove Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
The entrance to Cove Lake.
Castle peak beckoning over our destination for the night. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Castle peak beckoning over our destination for the night.
A late summer meant wildflowers were peaking mid-August. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
A late summer meant wildflowers were peaking mid-August.
Beautiful, mature forest. - Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Beautiful, mature forest.
A stop at Willow Lake allowed me to refill water. - Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
A stop at Willow Lake allowed me to refill water.
Dramatic lighting over Merriam Peak. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Dramatic lighting over Merriam Peak.
A small tarn with Cardiac Peak (11,202) in the distance. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
A small tarn with Cardiac Peak (11,202) in the distance.
Peak 10296 reflected over Scoop Lake. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Peak 10296 reflected over Scoop Lake.
Castle Peak and Peak 10857 reflected over a small tarn on the way to the Windy Devil. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Castle Peak and Peak 10857 reflected over a small tarn on the way to the Windy Devil.
Clouds painted a perfect picture of an iconic Idaho scene. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Clouds painted a perfect picture of an iconic Idaho scene.
Looking down on Frog Lake from Red Ridge - a long way to go! - Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Looking down on Frog Lake from Red Ridge - a long way to go!
First light over Scoop Lake the Windy Devil. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
First light over Scoop Lake the Windy Devil.
Looking back up the pass. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Looking back up the pass.
Fall colors peaking through on Red Ridge. - Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Fall colors peaking through on Red Ridge.
The previous night's storm led way to a magnificent sunrise. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
The previous night's storm led way to a magnificent sunrise.
The first of the Born Lakes, the headwaters of Warm Springs Creek. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
The first of the Born Lakes, the headwaters of Warm Springs Creek.
Hazy sunrise over Walker Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Hazy sunrise over Walker Lake.
Avalanche debris from the past winter. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Avalanche debris from the past winter.
The contrast of the white D.O. Lee Peak made for beautiful light. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
The contrast of the white D.O. Lee Peak made for beautiful light.
Peaks 11,202 and 11,818 above typical White Cloud sagebrush. - Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Peaks 11,202 and 11,818 above typical White Cloud sagebrush.
Peak 10298 standing over Hatchet Lake. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Peak 10298 standing over Hatchet Lake.
The color of the Kettles was spectacular. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
The color of the Kettles was spectacular.
As we made our way to the Windy Devil, the clouds parted making a great view of Castle Peak in the distance. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
As we made our way to the Windy Devil, the clouds parted making a great view of Castle Peak in the distance.
Rock features along the East Fork of the Salmon. - Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Rock features along the East Fork of the Salmon.
Navigation was tricky through the meadow in order to avoid wet shoes. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Navigation was tricky through the meadow in order to avoid wet shoes.
Tiny Lake. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Tiny Lake.
Twisty switchbacks and fall colors. - Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Twisty switchbacks and fall colors.
Grassy meadow. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Grassy meadow.
Lupine's first year growth explosion after a fire from the previous summer. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Lupine's first year growth explosion after a fire from the previous summer.
Storm clouds parted and filtered perfect light as we made our way down into the Boulder Chain Lakes. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Storm clouds parted and filtered perfect light as we made our way down into the Boulder Chain Lakes.
Washington Peak standing tall. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Washington Peak standing tall.
Afternoon light over Scoop Lake. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Afternoon light over Scoop Lake.
As we climbed, the distant Salmon River Mountains came into view. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
As we climbed, the distant Salmon River Mountains came into view.
Wildflowers at Washington Lake. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Wildflowers at Washington Lake.
Perfect meadows lined the trail back to the car. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Perfect meadows lined the trail back to the car.
Autumn in full swing along the East Fork of the Salmon. - Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Autumn in full swing along the East Fork of the Salmon.
 - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
First light reflected over Hook Lake, with D.O. Lee Peak and White Cloud Peak #9 in the distance. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
First light reflected over Hook Lake, with D.O. Lee Peak and White Cloud Peak #9 in the distance.
 - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Our first look down into the Chamberlin Basin with the Boulder Mountains in the distance. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Our first look down into the Chamberlin Basin with the Boulder Mountains in the distance.
Looking back at the ridge I rode down. - Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Big-Little Boulder Loop MTB
Looking back at the ridge I rode down.
Hiking with Ryan Peak, the tallest in the Boulder Mountains, in the distance. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Hiking with Ryan Peak, the tallest in the Boulder Mountains, in the distance.
The Devil's Staircase looming closer. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
The Devil's Staircase looming closer.

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