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A virtually undiscovered backpacking paradise, Idaho has numerous wilderness areas of mind-boggling size. Backpackers can find complete solitude, wildlife, and some of North America's most outstanding scenery. Idaho's mountains also boast great weather--fewer thunderstorms than the central Rockies, less rain than Oregon and Washington, and cooler summer temperatures than CA virtually undiscovered backpacking paradise, Idaho has numerous wilderness areas of mind-boggling size. Backpackers can find complete solitude, wildlife, and some of North America's most outstanding scenery. Idaho's mountains also boast great weather--fewer thunderstorms than the central Rockies, less rain than Oregon and Washington, and cooler summer temperatures than California. Backpacking Idaho takes you to what author Doug Lorain calls a "Shangri-la" for backpackers. In the craggy Selkirk Mountains you'll find lush forests, small cirque lakes, and jagged granite peaks. Watch for ospreys, river otters, and belted kingfishers in the swift Selway River. Explore hundreds of miles of trails in the gently rolling forested hills in north-central Idaho, or head to Hell's Canyon, the deepest gorge in North America, where you'll find both alpine tundra and cactus-studded desert....

Title : Backpacking Idaho
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ISBN : 9780899973463
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Backpacking Idaho Reviews

  • Shannon
    2019-04-13 16:11

    Nicely detailed. I'm dreaming of taking on a few of these trails come summer.

  • Bradley Eylander
    2019-04-16 21:57

    I liked the book for the following reasons: good detail of the backpacking spots and good insight on the trails to hike and the loops to choose.After going through the backpacking WA book I'm favoring the ID one more. A few reasons being: this book had larger font, table of contents showed beauty rating to the trip, scale value to solitude, and he did a better job in adding extensions to the trips.Something I found surprising, the ID backpacking spots are actually further away from Boise than Seattle is from great backpacking locations.I did approximately 33% of of the trips, so I guess you could say I didn't complete the book. If you're interested in backpacking close to where you live these books are really good because the author typically documents the places worth checking out to help you prioritize the hiking spots.For a free topo map creator go to caltopo.com.