Photo set - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking

Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking

by Robby Milo

Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Taking in the views of Peak 11202 dominating the landscape.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Taking in the views of Peak 11202 dominating the landscape.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Washington Peak standing tall.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Washington Peak standing tall.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Green fields and damp trails.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Green fields and damp trails.
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.
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.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Post storm clouds made for great light at Upper Chamberlin Lake.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Post storm clouds made for great light at Upper Chamberlin Lake.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Afternoon light over Scoop Lake.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Afternoon light over Scoop Lake.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - The descent down from the Windy Devil.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
The descent down from the Windy Devil.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Taking in the view.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Taking in the view.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - First light over Scoop Lake the Windy Devil.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
First light over Scoop Lake the Windy Devil.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - The previous night's storm led way to a magnificent sunrise.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
The previous night's storm led way to a magnificent sunrise.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Looking back on the entrance to Antz Basin.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Looking back on the entrance to Antz Basin.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - The Devil's Staircase looming closer.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
The Devil's Staircase looming closer.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Making our way down the pass, and getting our first view of the Devil's Staircase.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Making our way down the pass, and getting our first view of the Devil's Staircase.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Destruction from the 2018 Bible Back fire was immediately aparrent as we crested the Chamberlin Divide.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Destruction from the 2018 Bible Back fire was immediately aparrent as we crested the Chamberlin Divide.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Taking in one last view of the Castle Peak and the White Clouds.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Taking in one last view of the Castle Peak and the White Clouds.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Making our way down the switchbacks into the Chamberlin Basin.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Making our way down the switchbacks into the Chamberlin Basin.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Storm clouds parted and filtered perfect light as we made our way down into the Boulder Chain Lakes.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Storm clouds parted and filtered perfect light as we made our way down into the Boulder Chain Lakes.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Streams winding through the meadows between Hummock and Hourglass Lakes.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Streams winding through the meadows between Hummock and Hourglass Lakes.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Wrapping around the switchbacks, we'd climbed nearly 2000' out of the valley below.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Wrapping around the switchbacks, we'd climbed nearly 2000' out of the valley below.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Hiking with Ryan Peak, the tallest in the Boulder Mountains, in the distance.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Hiking with Ryan Peak, the tallest in the Boulder Mountains, in the distance.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Dramatic lighting over Merriam Peak.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Dramatic lighting over Merriam Peak.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Our first view of Antz Basin.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Our first view of Antz Basin.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Heading towards the Born Lakes.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Heading towards the Born Lakes.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Reflected sunrise over an unnamed peak.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Reflected sunrise over an unnamed peak.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Climbing got us a view of the Born Lakes, with Blackman Peak dominating the valley.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Climbing got us a view of the Born Lakes, with Blackman Peak dominating the valley.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - The first of the Born Lakes, the headwaters of Warm Springs Creek.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
The first of the Born Lakes, the headwaters of Warm Springs Creek.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Tiny Lake.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Tiny Lake.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - After navigating the Boulder Chain Lakes, we exited from the forest to views of Castle Peak.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
After navigating the Boulder Chain Lakes, we exited from the forest to views of Castle Peak.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Filtered light illuminating the Warm Springs Creek meadow.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Filtered light illuminating the Warm Springs Creek meadow.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Our first look down into the Chamberlin Basin with the Boulder Mountains 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 - Wildflowers at Washington Lake.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Wildflowers at Washington Lake.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Grassy meadow.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Grassy meadow.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Searching for a perfect campsite.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Searching for a perfect campsite.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - A small lake on the way to the pass.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
A small lake on the way to the pass.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - On our way to the upper Chamberlin Basin.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
On our way to the upper Chamberlin Basin.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Looking across the valley to the Washington Basin.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Looking across the valley to the Washington Basin.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Perfect meadows lined the trail back to the car.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Perfect meadows lined the trail back to the car.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Our first steps up the staircase.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Our first steps up the staircase.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Reflected sunrise over an unnamed peak.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Reflected sunrise over an unnamed peak.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Castle Peak reigning over the valley.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Castle Peak reigning over the valley.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Our hike down was akin to a walking through a camp fire.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Our hike down was akin to a walking through a camp fire.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Perfect weather over the White Clouds.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Perfect weather over the White Clouds.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - A late summer meant wildflowers were peaking mid-August.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
A late summer meant wildflowers were peaking mid-August.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Lupine was still in full swing in mid-August.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Lupine was still in full swing in mid-August.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Looking back up the pass.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Looking back up the pass.
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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.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Castle Peak and Peak 10857 reflected over a small tarn on the way to the Windy Devil.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Clouds painted a perfect picture of an iconic Idaho scene.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Clouds painted a perfect picture of an iconic Idaho scene.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Many large, tettering boulders  would test our footing.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Many large, tettering boulders would test our footing.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Avalanche debris from the past winter.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Avalanche debris from the past winter.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - As we climbed, the distant Salmon River Mountains came into view.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
As we climbed, the distant Salmon River Mountains came into view.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Looking directly up the staircase - it's a better option to pick a side when ascending.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Looking directly up the staircase - it's a better option to pick a side when ascending.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Views got bigger as we made our way out of the Little Boulder Valley.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Views got bigger as we made our way out of the Little Boulder Valley.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Castle Peak standing tall as we head out of the Chamberlin Basin.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Castle Peak standing tall as we head out of the Chamberlin Basin.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Lupine's first year growth explosion after a fire from the previous summer.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Lupine's first year growth explosion after a fire from the previous summer.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Castle Peak, Merriam Peak, and Peak 10248 with the East Fork of the Salmon River in the distance.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Castle Peak, Merriam Peak, and Peak 10248 with the East Fork of the Salmon River in the distance.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Wildflowers leading the way to Castle Peak.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Wildflowers leading the way to Castle Peak.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Castle peak beckoning over our destination for the night.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Castle peak beckoning over our destination for the night.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Peak 10298 standing over Hatchet Lake.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Peak 10298 standing over Hatchet Lake.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - A final view of the Sawtooth Mountains as we head up away from Fourth of July Creek trailhead.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
A final view of the Sawtooth Mountains as we head up away from Fourth of July Creek trailhead.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - D.O. Lee Peak blending in to the clouds above.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
D.O. Lee Peak blending in to the clouds above.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Mountain goats headed towards the Windy Devil.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Mountain goats headed towards the Windy Devil.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Cresting the top of the pass.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Cresting the top of the pass.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - D.O. Lee Peak blending in to the clouds above.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
D.O. Lee Peak blending in to the clouds above.
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Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Hand holds gave reassurance over the loose skree.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Hand holds gave reassurance over the loose skree.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking - Filtered light illuminating the Warm Springs Creek meadow.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Filtered light illuminating the Warm Springs Creek meadow.