Backpacking

I like all types of hiking, but my first love is backpacking. There's nothing like camping under the stars in some remote place that you can reach only under your own power. This is a list of all the multi-day backpacking trips I've taken. Some are entirely on-trail, others include considerable bushwhacking, but most have a little of each. Click on any of the description links for a trip report and photos.

Date Description Area Trailhead Distance Duration
7/16/2021 Sawtooth Lake Sawtooths Iron Creek 12 Day
9/3/2020 Frog Lake Lick Creek Grass Mountain Lake 8 1 night
7/18/2020 Cougar Basin Salmon River Lick Creek 53 3 nights
8/31/2019 Big Lost Lake Smoky Mountains Norton Lakes 6 1 night
8/19/2019 Bighorn Crags Salmon River Crags CG 36 3 nights
8/12/2019 Bear Valley Lakes - Lemhi 10ers Lemhi Range Bear Valley Creek 24 1 night
9/12/2018 Andromeda Peak Pioneers Fall Creek 18 1 night
9/1/2018 Thirtythree Lake Lick Creek Thirtythree Lake 7 1 night
8/4/2018 Hilgard Peak Madison Range W Fork Beaver Creek 18 1 night
9/1/2017 Sawtooth Peaks Loop Sawtooths Iron Creek 35 3 nights
8/4/2017 Rapid Lake Lick Creek Boulder Cr 9 1 night
8/24/2016 Williamson & Tyndall Sierra Nevada Shepherd Pass 39 4 nights
8/14/2016 Hard Creek Lake Lick Creek Hard Creek 5 1 night
7/1/2016 Big Baldy Ridge Salmon River Buck Creek 40 2 nights
9/12/2015 Granite Peak (MT) Beartooth Wilderness Upper Lady of the Lake 28 2 nights
7/24/2015 Decker Loop Sawtooths Redfish Inlet 28 2 nights
7/18/2015 Mill Lake Smoky Mountains Mill Creek 5 1 night
6/26/2015 Epic White Clouds Loop White Clouds 4th July 36 3 nights
8/2/2014 Lake Serene Lick Creek Grass Mountain Lake 5 1 night
7/12/2014 North Fork Lake Boulders North Fork Lake Trailhead 7 1 night
6/29/2014 Mount Rainier Cascades Paradise 15 1 night
8/17/2013 Hard Butte Lake Lick Creek Clayburn Trailhead 7 1 night
7/13/2013 Gannett Peak, Titcomb Basin & Indian Basin Wind River Range Elkhart Park 65 6 nights
8/17/2012 Curtis Lake & Alpine Mountain Boise Mountains Oro Mountain 6 1 night
7/31/2012 Grand Teton Tetons Lupine Meadows 21 2 nights
7/20/2012 Pearl & Marge Lakes Lick Creek Crestline Trailhead 6 1 night
6/21/2012 Shadow Lakes & Long Lost Creek Lost Rivers Wet Creek 35 2 nights
8/24/2011 Clyde Minaret Minarets Devils Postpile 21 1 night
7/27/2011 Alpine Creek to Flytrip & Ingeborg Sawtooths Alpine Creek 34 3 nights
7/23/2011 Farley Lake Sawtooths Yellow Belly Lake 6 1 night
8/20/2010 Upper Hazard Lake Lick Creek Hazard Lake 5 1 night
8/13/2010 Boulder Chain & Castle Lake White Clouds Little Boulder Creek 43 3 nights
7/23/2010 Warbonnet Lakes & Lake Kathryn Sawtooths Redfish Inlet 26 2 nights
7/03/2010 Castle Peak White Clouds 4th July 12 1 night
6/25/2010 Langer Lake Salmon River Langer Monument 5 1 night
8/16/2009 Ocalkens Lake & WCP's White Clouds Slate Creek 22 1 night
7/24/2009 Grass Mountain Lakes Lick Creek Grass Mountain Lake 5 1 night
7/10/2009 Glacier Lake Loop Wallowas W Fork Wallowa River 32 2 nights
8/9/2008 Rainbow Basin Boise Mountains Big Trinity Lake 6 1 night
7/31/2008 Queens River Loop Sawtooths Queens River 43 3 nights
6/28/2008 Pahsimeroi Valley Lost Rivers EF & WF Pahsimeroi River 22 3 nights
8/4/2007 Swimm & Ocalkens Lakes White Clouds Slate Creek 26 3 nights
7/6/2007 Baron & Stephens Lakes Sawtooths Redfish Inlet 22 2 nights
8/12/2006 Betty & Goat Lakes Pioneers Broad Canyon 18 2 nights
7/8/2006 Devil's Basin Loop Lemhi Range M Fk Little Timber Cr 24 2 nights
8/4/2005 Boulder Chain Lakes via Devil's Staircase White Clouds 4th July 25 4 nights
7/1/2005 Pahsimeroi Valley Lost Rivers EF & WF Pahsimeroi River 20 3 nights
7/29/2004 Bighorn Crags Salmon River Crags CG 34 3 nights
7/9/2004 Big Boulder Lakes White Clouds Livingston Mill 19 2 nights
7/11/2003 Chamberlain Basin Loop White Clouds 4th July 28 2 nights
8/3/2001 Toxaway & Alice Lake Loop Sawtooths Pettit Lake 18 2 nights
8/4/2000 Sheep Lake Seven Devils Windy Saddle 12 1 night
7/1/1999 McGowan Lakes Sawtooths Iron Creek 13 1 night
8/1/1997 Dog-Baldy-Sheep Lake Loop Seven Devils Windy Saddle 39 3 nights
8/1/1996 Sawtooth Lake Loop Sawtooths Grandjean 21 2 nights
6/1/1995 Baron Creek Sawtooths Grandjean 17 1 night
7/23/1994 McGowan Lakes Sawtooths Iron Creek 13 1 night
8/1/1992 Smiths Creek Lake Boise Mountains Sheep Creek 32 2 nights
8/25/1989 Sawtooth Lake Loop Sawtooths Grandjean 21 2 nights
8/19/1988 Bulltrout to Bonneville Salmon River Bulltrout Lake 15 1 night
8/1/1985 Sawtooth Lake Loop Sawtooths Grandjean 20 2 nights

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