Lakes

Peak 10,060 Backcountry Run/Hike

Peak 10,060 Backcountry Run/Hike

Boise County has only 3 remaining unclimbed 10k+ peaks, all deep in the heart of the Sawtooth Wilderness. But I have been increasing my trail running mileage for months, and these peaks presented the perfect chance to test my abilities.

Overnight to North Star Lake

Overnight to North Star Lake

This fall we had a short weekend free and were itching for a quick, easy overnight backpacking trip.  We also really wanted to camp by an alpine lake.  So I was curious . . . what is the closest alpine lake to Boise?  A search of Google Earth turned up a nice looking lake only 35 miles (straight-line, not driving) from town.  And even better?  I could find next to nothing about the lake on the internet.