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Day hike to top of Mt. Sawtell, Targhee NF, eastern Idaho

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:52 pm

I'm on vacation at the family cabin on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River and a friend recommended this hike since I'm trying to stay in shape for my trip to the Mono Divide in a month. I drove on Sawtell Peak Road (off Hwy. 20) for about 5 miles and parked at the maintenance station 4.5 miles from the peak. From there I hiked up the road, cutting the corners on a couple switchbacks. All told, it was a 9 mile round trip hike with 2200 ft. of climbing. Not too shabby.

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Perhaps the best maintained gravel road I've ever seen.

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Flora.

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Grand Tetons in the distance.

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Looks cold at the top.

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Ice build-up.

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All hail the Sphere! (Radar station at top.)

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Patriotic signage.

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View down to Henry's Lake.

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Henry's Lake outlet in the distance.

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Ice build up on security fencing.
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Re: Day hike to top of Mt. Sawtell, Targhee NF, eastern Idaho

Postby Vaca Russ » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:30 pm

Carne,

Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing. I lived up in that area one winter. I wish I could go back to downhill ski Targhee.

I snowmobiled Yellowstone one day. One of the greatest days ever!

Thanks,

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Re: Day hike to top of Mt. Sawtell, Targhee NF, eastern Idaho

Postby maverick » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:47 pm

Thanks for sharing these pretty pictures of this beautiful area Carne! :thumbsup:
Is that the Sawtooth Range way in the distance in picture #3?
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Re: Day hike to top of Mt. Sawtell, Targhee NF, eastern Idaho

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:26 pm

Maverick, those are the Grand Tetons. Are my captions not visible?
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Re: Day hike to top of Mt. Sawtell, Targhee NF, eastern Idaho

Postby maverick » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:17 am

My bad, overlooked the caption was just staring at the range. :)
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