Back in 2011 Claudia and I did a wonderful 7-day trek through the Sawtooth Range in Idaho. With its plethora of lakes and super jagged peaks, the Sawtooths are easily the most popular mountains of Idaho, but the state is plump full of other lesser-known mountain ranges which I've been longing to explore ever since that first trip. Finally this August we had a chance to get back up there to check out some of these other mountain ranges of central Idaho.
During our two-week road trip in Idaho, we did short backpack trips in the tall and remote fault-block Lost River Range, the rugged Pioneer Mountains near Ketchum, the Sawtooths again, and then the grand finale was a 4-day backpack trek circumnavigating Castle Peak in the White Clouds near Stanley.
Here are my favorite photos from our travels in alpine Idaho!