Relaxing with a beer by North Fork Creek where we camped in a forestry site
Our plans after spending some time in the Utah National Parks was to head north to do the Teton Crest Trail and some backpacking in Yellowstone. Unfortunately this was a big snow year and we were early in the season so we had to cast around for some alternatives. We decided to visit the Sawtooths, however this was also not without its challenges as although there had not been as much snow, high overnight temperatures were resulting in a higher than normal snowmelt rate, so the rivers were running high and in many places were not fordable.
However, despite this we found some great day hiking, a couple of shorter backpacks and fell in love with the area and our ability wild camp in the RV rather than having to book into formal campgrounds the whole time. The main town of Ketchum had a great supermarket so we had lots of fresh fish (tuna & swordfish), meat for the BBQ and plenty of fruit and veg. I would like to go back later in the season sometime to do some of the longer backpacks.
Here are links to posts of the hikes we did, as well as our visit in the middle of our stay to Driggs to visit Clayton
- Twin Falls, overnight stop before getting to the Sawtooths link to blog
- High river levels in the Sawtooths and deciding what next link to blog
- Prairie Creek day hike (did not quite get to the lakes due to snow cover on the path) link to hike
- Oregon Gulch Trail link to hike
- Fox Peak Trail link to hike
- Visit to Driggs link to blog
- Adams Rib Circuit backpack link to backpack
- Hyndman Basin link to hike
- Baker Creek / Prairie Lakes backpack link to backpack