Carl or Judi, 208-859-2503 or jsteciak at hotmail dot com
One of our favorite tours in the Sawtooth Wilderness, the ski up to Imogene Lake offers wonderful views and follows an old trail that avoids multiple crossings of an avalanche path.
On Saturday we will drive to the Stanley Basin, park in the Fourth of July Road pullout, ski on a snowmobiled road for about a mile, and then break trail up and across the flats to set up camp near Hell Roaring Lake. On Sunday we will continue up the drainage to Imogene Lake and return to camp. Backcountry skis or telemark gear are appropriate for this trip. Metal shovels, multi-antenna transceivers, probe poles, climbing skins, and winter camping gear are required as are strong intermediate skiing skills - you must be able to ski down through trees. Participants must be keen to contribute to basic avalanche risk management practices including a group beacon check, snowpack analysis, and safe group skiing practices. The parking area is about a 3-hour drive from Boise. No dogs, please.