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How to Visit and Live Responsibly in Bear Country

The Alpine Examiner April 2, 2024 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area How to responsibly visit and live in bear country Re-posted from 2019 American black bear, U.S. Forest Service, Public Domain https://www.fws.gov/banner/american-black-bear-adult-usfsjpg “How common are bears around here?” “Any recent bear sightings?” On a daily […]

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, […]

15th Annual Forum and Lecture Series

The Alpine Examiner June 19th, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area The 15th Annual SIHA Forum and Lecture Series! Time for your favorite Stanley weekly event – the SIHA Forum and Lecture Series! This is the 15th year of our hosting the summer speaker series, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Toxaway Lake

Toxaway Lake Know before you go! ACCESS: The Tin Cup Trailhead at Pettit Lake is very popular with limited parking. Be ready with a back-up plan if you cannot find a parking spot. Park only in designated sites. Please do not park off the side of the road in the sagebrush or other vegetation, it destroys […]

Sawtooth Lake

Sawtooth 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! […]