A days journey to the most photographed lake in IdahoHIKE TO SAWTOOTH LAKE
THE LAKE The Sawtooth National Recreation Area has nearly 1000 miles of rivers and streams, 40 peaks towering over 10,000 feet, and over 1100 lakes. Sawtooth Lake, claims the title of largest lake The lake sits in the shadow of 10,190-foot Mount Regan Its shores are reached by hiking 5 miles among jagged peaks and spectacular alpine scenery.
BASE CAMP View from camp site Peak of Mtn. Regan Slack waters of Stanley Lake
MEADOW WILD FLOWERS Near the trail head Wide meadows full of wild flowers
CRESTING THE PEAK Crossing from the north side of the Sawtooth Range to the south side Snow in July
FIRST GLIMPSE OF SAWTOOTH LAKE Pristine glaciered waters next to granite peaks West side is much smaller than east side
CROSSING TO THE EAST END Hiking through snow and rocks to reach the main east end of Sawtooth Lake
MOST PHOTOGRAPHED Standing from this position Portion of lake in this frame This portion of the lake is the most photographed in the state of Idaho