The Alpine Examiner

Goat Lake

Goat Lake Know before you go! ACCESS: The Iron Creek Trailhead is very popular. Be ready with a back-up plan if you cannot find a parking spot. Please do not park in the sagebrush or trees on the side of the road, it destroys delicate alpine habitat. STAY ON THE TRAIL Please don’t cut switchbacks! […]

Alpine Lake (Iron Creek)

Alpine Lake (Iron Creek) Know before you go! ACCESS: The Iron Creek Trailhead is very popular. Be ready with a back-up plan if you cannot find a parking spot. Please do not park in the sagebrush or trees on the side of the road, it destroys delicate alpine habitat. STAY ON THE TRAIL Please don’t […]

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls Know before you go! STAY ON THE TRAIL This trail crosses through meadows; protect the natural vegetation by staying on the trail. PACK IT IN; PACK IT OUT Most of our trailheads do not have trash facilities. Please be prepared to pack out all of your trash from the trail and trailhead. […]

Lady Face Falls

Lady Face Falls Know before you go! STAY ON THE TRAIL This trail crosses through meadows; protect the natural vegetation by staying on the trail. PACK IT IN; PACK IT OUT Most of our trailheads do not have trash facilities. Please be prepared to pack out all of your trash from the trail and trailhead. […]

Museum Staff Welcome!

The Alpine Examiner June 3, 2021 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Museum Staff Welcome! Have you stopped by the Stanley Museum recently? Chances are you will have met Megan, who would have excitedly showed you around SIHA’s museum. This season our museum will be staffed […]

Climbing in the Sawtooth Range: A Historical Perspective

The wild, glaciated, granite wonderland of the Sawtooth batholith soars above Stanley. Waking up each morning and going to bed each night under a sky soaked in oranges, pinks, and purples, the mountains have become my constant companions and my favorite playground. I’ve delighted in the bone chilling bliss of alpine lakes and the instantly […]