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Protecting our National Treasures: The Wilderness Act of 1964

The Alpine Examiner July 7, 2024 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Protecting our National Treasures: The Wilderness Act of 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady “Lady Bird” Johnson shared a love of the outdoors. Photo Credit: LBJ Library / Frank Wolfe, accessed through […]

Walking on History

The Alpine Examiner June 30, 2024 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Walking On History There is something that we, at the museum, are prone to say to people traveling through the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA). As they are smiling through the tales of all […]

Merganser Madness: A Duck-Defying Leap

The Alpine Examiner May 24, 2024 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Merganser Madness: A Duck-Defying Leap Re-posted from 2021 Thud. Thud. Thud. You are walking through the trees near Redfish Lake. The beams of sunlight are reflecting off the water and the breeze is floating […]

Sawtooth Wilderness Loop

Sawtooth Wilderness Loop Know before you go! ACCESS: Many different trailheads can be used to access this loop. 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 […]

Grand Sawtooth Loop

Grand Sawtooth Loop Know before you go! ACCESS: This loop can be accessed from numerous trailheads. Some trailheads may have limited parking and fill up quickly. Only park in designated parking areas.   STAY ON THE TRAIL Please don’t cut switchbacks! It causes erosion, destroys vegetation, and ruins the trail. This trail has many switchbacks, […]

Flat Rock Junction

Flatrock Junction Know before you go! ACCESS: The Redfish Trailhead is very popular and serves many trails. Do not park in no parking zones. Please do not park off the side of the road in the sagebrush or other vegetation, it destroys the delicate alpine habitat.   STAY ON THE TRAIL Please don’t cut switchbacks! […]

Born Lakes

Born Lakes Know before you go!   STAY ON THE TRAIL Please don’t cut switchbacks! It causes erosion, destroys vegetation, and ruins the trail. This trail has many switchbacks, please use them! PACK IT IN; PACK IT OUT Most of our trailheads do not have trash facilities. Please be prepared to pack out all of […]

Walker Lake

Walker Lake Know before you go! STAY ON THE TRAIL Please don’t cut switchbacks! It causes erosion, destroys vegetation, and ruins the trail. This trail has many switchbacks, please use them! PACK IT IN; PACK IT OUT Most of our trailheads do not have trash facilities. Please be prepared to pack out all of your […]

Fishhook Creek Nature Trail

Fishhook Creek Nature Trail Know before you go! ACCESS: The Redfish Trailhead is very popular and serves many trails. Do not park in no parking zones. Please do not park off the side of the road in the sagebrush or other vegetation, it destroys the delicate alpine habitat. STAY ON THE TRAIL Please stay on […]

Cabin Creek

Cabin Creek Know before you go! ACCESS: The Cabin Creek Creek Trailhead is small. 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 […]