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First Ascents

Posted on by Ray Brooks / Comments Off on First Ascents

And Later Climbs in the Sawtooths Story and Photos by Ray Brooks “Rugged country,” a painter friend of mountaineer Robert Underhill said about Idaho’s Sawtooth Range in the early 1930s. “Awful rugged country. Miles and miles of sharp
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Climbing Heyburn

Posted on by Michael Stubbs / Comments Off on Climbing Heyburn

After a Decade’s Wait By Michael Stubbs We hiked for five-and-a-half hours today. I’m tired and hot. My skin is crusted with the salt of my sweat. My arms stick to my shirtless sides. Nevertheless, I hesitate to
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One Impossible Thing

Posted on by Alice Schenk / Comments Off on One Impossible Thing

Running Down a Dream By Alice Schenk In last month’s issue of IDAHO magazine, Alice Schenk described her 2012 solo run of the Sawtooth Relay. This month, she recounts repeating the feat in 2013. June 8, 2013 In
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Team Alice

Posted on by Alice Schenk / Comments Off on Team Alice

Running Solo in the Sawtooth Relay By Alice Schenk If you can’t fly, run; if you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl; but by all means keep moving. —Martin Luther King Jr. I check in at
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Imagining Imogene

Posted on by Nancy Owens Barnes / Comments Off on Imagining Imogene

A Mind-Body Experience By Nancy Owens Barnes For weeks, the Sawtooth & White Cloud Mountains Trail Map lay spread across my husband’s desk. He studied it hours at a time, following trails with his finger, supplementing the map
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Along with Tom

Posted on by Michael Stubbs / Comments Off on Along with Tom

On the Centennial Trail Story and Photos by Michael Stubbs Tom Klein swore he wasn’t writing a book and wasn’t having a midlife crisis. He simply wanted to see Idaho on foot—nine hundred miles or more along the
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On Grand Mogul

Posted on by Elijah Weber / Comments Off on On Grand Mogul

Mountain-Climbing with the Master By Elijah Weber As we ascended the mountain, we swung our ice axes into the snow and listened for sharp reports, hoping to get solid purchase in the ice hidden beneath. Reassuring thumps radiated
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Smoke ‘n’ Fire

Posted on by Travis Armstrong / Comments Off on Smoke ‘n’ Fire

A 440-Mile Bikepacking Race By Travis Armstrong Photos by Robert Huguez Photography It was a moment I hope never to forget. Near midnight on a crisp September night in the Idaho mountains, I had been perched on the
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