Taking in the views of Peak 11202 dominating the landscape. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Taking in the views of Peak 11202 dominating the landscape.
Washington Peak standing tall. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Washington Peak standing tall.
Green fields and damp trails. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Green fields and damp trails.
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.
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.
Afternoon light over Scoop Lake. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Afternoon light over Scoop Lake.
The descent down from the Windy Devil. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
The descent down from the Windy Devil.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Taking in the view. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Taking in the view.
First light over Scoop Lake the Windy Devil. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
First light over Scoop Lake the Windy Devil.
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.
D.O. Lee Peak above Cirque Lake. - Backpacking the White Clouds: Big Boulder Lakes
Backpacking the White Clouds: Big Boulder Lakes
D.O. Lee Peak above Cirque Lake.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Looking back on the entrance to Antz Basin. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Looking back on the entrance to Antz Basin.
Casting for dinner. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Casting for dinner.
The Devil's Staircase looming closer. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
The Devil's Staircase looming closer.
Making our way down the pass, and getting our first view of the Devil's Staircase. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Making our way down the pass, and getting our first view of the Devil's Staircase.
Destruction from the 2018 Bible Back fire was immediately aparrent as we crested the Chamberlin Divide. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Destruction from the 2018 Bible Back fire was immediately aparrent as we crested the Chamberlin Divide.
Taking in one last view of the Castle Peak and the White Clouds. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Taking in one last view of the Castle Peak and the White Clouds.
Making our way down the switchbacks into the Chamberlin Basin. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Making our way down the switchbacks into the Chamberlin Basin.
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.
Streams winding through the meadows between Hummock and Hourglass Lakes. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Streams winding through the meadows between Hummock and Hourglass Lakes.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Wrapping around the switchbacks, we'd climbed nearly 2000' out of the valley below. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Wrapping around the switchbacks, we'd climbed nearly 2000' out of the valley below.
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.
Sunrise and moonset over D.O. Lee Peak. - D.O. Lee Sunrise
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Sunrise and moonset over D.O. Lee 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.
Dramatic lighting over Merriam Peak. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Dramatic lighting over Merriam Peak.
Our first view of Antz Basin. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Our first view of Antz Basin.
Josh heading back towards Walker Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Josh heading back towards Walker Lake.
Heading towards the Born Lakes. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Heading towards the Born Lakes.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Reflected sunrise over an unnamed peak. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Reflected sunrise over an unnamed peak.
Climbing got us a view of the Born Lakes, with Blackman Peak dominating the valley. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Climbing got us a view of the Born Lakes, with Blackman Peak dominating the valley.
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.
Tiny Lake. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Tiny Lake.
Hazy sunrise over Walker Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Hazy sunrise over Walker Lake.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
The sights of Livingston Mill let you know you're almost done. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
The sights of Livingston Mill let you know you're almost done.
Testing the waters of Cove Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Testing the waters of Cove Lake.
After navigating the Boulder Chain Lakes, we exited from the forest to views of Castle Peak. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
After navigating the Boulder Chain Lakes, we exited from the forest to views of Castle Peak.
Heading back to the vehicle on a manicured trail. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Heading back to the vehicle on a manicured trail.
Filtered light illuminating the Warm Springs Creek meadow. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Filtered light illuminating the Warm Springs Creek meadow.
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.
Wildflowers at Washington Lake. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Wildflowers at Washington Lake.
Grassy meadow. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Grassy meadow.
Searching for a perfect campsite. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Searching for a perfect campsite.
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.
A small lake on the way to the pass. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
A small lake on the way to the pass.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
On our way to the upper Chamberlin Basin. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
On our way to the upper Chamberlin Basin.
Heading down the loose scree. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Heading down the loose scree.
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.
Looking across the valley to the Washington Basin. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Looking across the valley to the Washington Basin.
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.
Josh hiking up a ridge with White Cloud Peak #9 in the distance (left). - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Josh hiking up a ridge with White Cloud Peak #9 in the distance (left).
Our first steps up the staircase. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Our first steps up the staircase.
D.O. Lee Peak over the rocky outlet of Sapphire Lake. - Backpacking the White Clouds: Big Boulder Lakes
Backpacking the White Clouds: Big Boulder Lakes
D.O. Lee Peak over the rocky outlet of Sapphire Lake.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Reflected sunrise over an unnamed peak. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Reflected sunrise over an unnamed peak.
Castle Peak reigning over the valley. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Castle Peak reigning over the valley.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
The underground outlet of Cirque Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
The underground outlet of Cirque Lake.
Our hike down was akin to a walking through a camp fire. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Our hike down was akin to a walking through a camp fire.
Perfect weather over the White Clouds. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Perfect weather over the White Clouds.
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.
Lupine was still in full swing in mid-August. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Lupine was still in full swing in mid-August.
Looking back up the pass. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Looking back up the pass.
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
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.
Many large, tettering boulders  would test our footing. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Many large, tettering boulders would test our footing.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Avalanche debris from the past winter. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Avalanche debris from the past winter.
Peak 11272 standing over Cove Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Peak 11272 standing over Cove Lake.
Miniature alpine flowers. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Miniature alpine flowers.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Looking back on the steep climb out of Bighorn Creek. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Looking back on the steep climb out of Bighorn Creek.
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.
Looking directly up the staircase - it's a better option to pick a side when ascending. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Looking directly up the staircase - it's a better option to pick a side when ascending.
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.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
D.O. Lee Peak above the barely thawed Kettles. - Backpacking the White Clouds: Big Boulder Lakes
Backpacking the White Clouds: Big Boulder Lakes
D.O. Lee Peak above the barely thawed Kettles.
Views got bigger as we made our way out of the Little Boulder Valley. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Views got bigger as we made our way out of the Little Boulder Valley.
Josh making his way across one of the many creek crossings. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Josh making his way across one of the many creek crossings.
Josh making his way up loose rock on the way to the Kettles. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Josh making his way up loose rock on the way to the Kettles.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Morning light over camp at Cove Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Morning light over camp at Cove Lake.
Castle Peak standing tall as we head out of the Chamberlin Basin. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Castle Peak standing tall as we head out of the Chamberlin Basin.
The color of the Kettles was spectacular. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
The color of the Kettles was spectacular.
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.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
The entrance to Cove Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
The entrance to Cove Lake.
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
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.
Wildflowers along the way. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Wildflowers along the way.
First Light over Cove Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
First Light over Cove Lake.
Walking along the shore of Walker Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Walking along the shore of Walker Lake.
Bald Eagles searched for effortless breakfast each morning. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Bald Eagles searched for effortless breakfast each morning.
The inlet to Sapphire Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
The inlet to Sapphire 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.
Peak 10298 standing over Hatchet Lake. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Peak 10298 standing over Hatchet Lake.
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
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
A final view of the Sawtooth Mountains as we head up away from Fourth of July Creek trailhead.
Josh heading up the outlet. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Josh heading up the outlet.
D.O. Lee Peak blending in to the clouds above. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
D.O. Lee Peak blending in to the clouds above.
Josh getting a hook on nearly his first cast. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Josh getting a hook on nearly his first cast.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
The first view of the White Cloud Peaks - Peak 10818 in the distance. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
The first view of the White Cloud Peaks - Peak 10818 in the distance.
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.
Outlet from Goat Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Outlet from Goat Lake.
Mountain goats headed towards the Windy Devil. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Mountain goats headed towards the Windy Devil.
Cresting the top of the pass. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Cresting the top of the pass.
D.O. Lee Peak blending in to the clouds above. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
D.O. Lee Peak blending in to the clouds above.
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.
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Hand holds gave reassurance over the loose skree. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Hand holds gave reassurance over the loose skree.
Filtered light illuminating the Warm Springs Creek meadow. - Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Boulder Chain Loop Backpacking
Filtered light illuminating the Warm Springs Creek meadow.
Looking down on Walker Lake. - Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Big Boulder Lakes Backpacking
Looking down on Walker Lake.