Backpacking Idaho: From Alpine Peaks to Desert Canyons by Douglas Lorain

By Douglas Lorain

A almost undiscovered backpacking paradise, Idaho has quite a few wasteland components of mind-boggling measurement. Backpackers can locate whole solitude, natural world, and a few of North America's most eminent surroundings. Idaho's mountains additionally boast nice weather--fewer thunderstorms than the crucial Rockies, much less rain than Oregon and Washington, and cooler summer season temperatures than California.

Backpacking Idaho takes you to what writer Doug Lorain calls a "Shangri-la" for backpackers. within the craggy Selkirk Mountains you can find lush forests, small cirque lakes, and jagged granite peaks. look ahead to ospreys, river otters, and belted kingfishers within the quick Selway River. discover thousands of miles of trails within the lightly rolling forested hills in north-central Idaho, or head to Hell's Canyon, the inner most gorge in North the United States, the place you will discover either alpine tundra and cactus-studded desert.

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