Imogene Lake - this looked like one of the premiere backpacking spots in the Sawtooths. Not only stunningly beautiful, but also not nearly as crowded as nearby Alice and Toxaway Lake. Just an overnight trip, we were looking do our usual escape of Boise and head to the mountains. However, waking up on Saturday morning revealed a rainy forecast - but, we decided to make the trek as it was supposed to end before sunset. We arrived in Stanley to scattered storms, braved the art festival traffic, and set off on our hike to Imogene just as the rain began. We passed Hell Roaring Lake and admired the famous finger of fate shrouded among rain clouds. Just as we got to our destination, the storm ended and clouds parted bathing the wilderness in amazing golden light.
Note: We visited Hell Roaring, Imogene, and other nearby lakes from this trailhead several times over the years, and have added more photos below.