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PostThu Sep 21, 2017 5:38 pm 
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Ben (NorthBen) and I did a 40-mile traverse (12,000' gain) of the eastern half of the Sawtooth Wilderness.

With 20 of the 40 miles being cross country, it was scenic, offered a lot of solitude, and was extremely difficult. I'm already looking forward to going back for the western half next year.

Blog with captions. Photos are in chronological order.

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PostFri Sep 22, 2017 6:51 am 
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I'm over in Idaho on a family visit and checking out some properties for a potential future move. It's a different world over here. Beautiful photos.  up.gif

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PostFri Sep 22, 2017 7:17 am 
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I miss the Idaho high country.  You cruised through some beautiful country, that's a heck of a trip!
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PostFri Sep 22, 2017 7:20 am 
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So jealous!  I had a (more modest) trip planned there last month but had to cancel due to a storm.  Nice shots (Saddleback Lake, wow).  Glad to see the smoke has cleared.
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PostFri Sep 22, 2017 8:30 am 
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My, oh my, I have to get over there.  Mesmerizing.
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PostFri Sep 22, 2017 9:07 am 
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Cool Luke up.gif Small world. Anita and I did a 6-day trip in the Idaho Sawtooths the prior week, mostly off trail, connecting subalpine basins via alpine cols. After the first camp we had the place to ourselves. Fantastic camps and the fishing was great.

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PostFri Sep 22, 2017 9:41 am 
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Rich-AW-Neek-Tex: yeah it's an awesome area. Lots of exploring to do there...

Steve: we saw fish in almost every lake, but not that size! Glad you two got out there as well.
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PostFri Sep 22, 2017 1:18 pm 
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What a stunning picture with great color!

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DIYSteve: Wow, what a fish!
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PostFri Sep 22, 2017 8:37 pm 
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Burly, Luke!  up.gif
A whopper, Steve!  Fly-caught? ( don't tell me that's one of the smaller ones) hmmm.gif

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PostSat Sep 23, 2017 11:13 am 
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Brushbuffalo wrote:
Fly-caught?

Nope. Jake's Spin-a-lure
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PostTue Oct 24, 2017 7:27 pm 
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Where might I find a paper map of this route? What did you use?
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PostTue Oct 24, 2017 8:00 pm 
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DIYSteve wrote:
Cool Luke up.gif Small world. Anita and I did a 6-day trip in the Idaho Sawtooths the prior week, mostly off trail, connecting subalpine basins via alpine cols. After the first camp we had the place to ourselves. Fantastic camps and the fishing was great.


Considering how "Big" Steve is, that's a "Big" fish.  Nice one Steve"O"

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PostWed Oct 25, 2017 11:11 am 
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HermitThrush wrote:
Where might I find a paper map of this route?

I don't do red line maps of off-trail routes. PM me if you want route info.
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PostWed Oct 25, 2017 4:47 pm 
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DIYSteve wrote:
HermitThrush wrote:
Where might I find a paper map of this route?

I don't do red line maps of off-trail routes. PM me if you want route info.

I wasn't actually looking for the map of your exact route, just a map of the area - and I actually already found that on REI. I'll be sure to PM you if have questions. Thanks Steve.
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PostTue Dec 12, 2017 10:30 pm 
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superb pictures!
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