The Bighorn Crags are comprised of towering granit peaks and many alpine lakes. They are also the crown jewel of the vast 2.4 million acre Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness. There is no where like it in the continental United States. With over 2500 miles of trail, one could spend many weekends before you exaust the trails in this area. Additionally, this area is one of the most remote locations to reach. Traveling to the trail head alone is a two hour drive over dirt roads only after you make the long drive to Challis, Idaho.
Just hanging out one afternoon, enjoying the view.
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Enjoying the View at Bighorn Crags
Fish Lake, near where we camped
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The journey to the Bighorn crags is long. We drove up from Boise. It was a long trip. I stayed at my friends house in Boise and left around 3:00 A.M. in the morning. I took this photo on the Highway just out of Lowman, Idaho.
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Highway 21 Boise to Challis Idaho
The lakes in the Bighorn Crags is amazing. Towering granite peaks and amazing alpine lakes poliferate this area. In this particular lake I caught a huge cut throat trout on a fly rod. I think it was more luck than anything, but I could not keep such a beautiful fish, so I released it back into the lake.
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Bighorn Crags Alpine Lakes
View from my home durning the Big Horn Crags adventure, my Big Agnes tent has served me well. A super light weight tent, well worth the mony. I tied strings to the tent to proved additional stabilization during storms. One of the many reasons I carry extra rope when backpacking.
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Big Horn Crags