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David Erikson
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(NEW DATES) ID White Clouds and Frank Church Backpacking 2007 on 02/22/2007 15:29:04 MST Print View

This is what I am planning for next summer’s big trip. I enjoyed the Sawtooths so much last summer in spite of the fires that I am going back!
I am looking for interested able parties to join me. These routes have lots of “off trail but on route” travel and are completely new to me. The research to date has been with USGS maps and the Margaret Fuller books. The total mileage I am figuring at about 119.0 miles including all the mentioned side trips.
I am looking for input or corrections too from people who have done any portion of these hikes.
I am single male, will be Fifty by then and will have my Two 3yo Australian Shepherds Sammy and Chelcie along.



White Clouds Frank Church Backpacking Itinerary

August 9th To August 26th, 2007




9th Boise
10th 4th of July Lake
11th Shallow Lake
12th Waterdog Lake
13th Chamberlain Lakes Basin
14th Livingston Mill area (Sullivan Hot Springs?)
15th Island Lake
16th Island Lake
17th Yellowjacket Lake
18th Harbor, Wilson Lakes
19th Harbor, Wilson Lakes
20th Harbor, Wilson Lakes
21st Welcome Lake
22nd Reflection Lake
23rd Reflection Lake
24th Yellowjacket Lake
25th Boise
26th Home














White Clouds ‘07

Bold c denotes proposed campsites

White Clouds Loop – August 10th to 13th
36.2 Miles Total 4 days 4 nights

1. 4th of July Lake 1.7 c
2. Born Lakes 5.1 c
3. Four Lakes Basin 6.3
4. Quiet Lake w/ side trip to Noisy Lake 9.2
5. Scree Lake 10.0
6. Shallow Lake 10.1 c
7. Scoop Lake c w/ side trip to Headwall c and Lonesome Lakes 12.7
8. Hidden Lake 13.3 c
9. Hammock Lake 13.4 c
10. Hourglass Lake 13.5 c
11. Lodgepole Lake 14.5
12. Sliderock Lake 15.0 c
13. Shelf Lake 15.3
14. Hatchet Lake 15.5 c
15. Willow Lake 15.8 c
16. Waterdog Lake w/side trip to Frog Lakes 18.0 c
17. Baker Lake 20.6 c
18. Castle Lake 22.1
19. Chamberlain Lakes Basin 28.2 c
20. Washington Lake 33.4 c
21. Trailhead 36.2


Big Boulder Lakes Out and Back – August 14th to 16th
23.4 Miles Total 3 days 2 nights 1 day hike

1. Livingston Mill Area c
2. Island Lake w/ side trip to Goat Lake 8.6 c
3. Cove, Gentian, Boulder, Snow, The Kettles, Cirque, Sapphire, Hook, Sheep c, Neck and Slide and Walker Lakes 7.2 day hike
4. Trailhead 7.6 - 23.4 Total








Frank Church Wilderness ‘07

Bold c denotes proposed campsites

Bighorn Crags – August 17th to August 24th
59.3 Miles Total 7 days 8 nights


1. Yellowjacket Lake CG c
2. Crags Campground TH to Harbor, Wilson Lakes 6.7 c
3. Day hike to Gentian, Big Clear, Pothole, Crater, Gooseneck and Glacier Lakes 9.2
4. Day hike to Middle Fork Canyon Viewpoint via Birdbill, Airplane and Ship Island Lakes w/ side trip to Shoban and Sheepeater lakes 11.0
5. Welcome Lake w/ day hike to Heart, Terrace and Barking Fox Lakes 10.6 day hike portion 8.6 c
6. Reflection Lake 5.0 c
7. Day hike to Puddin Mountain Lakes: Fawn, Doe, Buck c, Echo, Turquoise c, and Twin Cove c Lakes 4.8
8. Crags Campground TH and Yellowjacket Lake CG 11.9 c

Edited by daetrip on 06/20/2007 16:54:23 MDT.

David Erikson
(daetrip) - F
(NEW DATES) White Clouds and Frank Church Backpacking 2007 on 06/20/2007 16:52:59 MDT Print View

White Clouds Frank Church Backpacking Itinerary

August 9th To August 26th, 2007




9th Boise
10th 4th of July Lake
11th Shallow Lake
12th Waterdog Lake
13th Chamberlain Lakes Basin
14th Livingston Mill area (Sullivan Hot Springs?)
15th Island Lake
16th Island Lake
17th Yellowjacket Lake
18th Harbor, Wilson Lakes
19th Harbor, Wilson Lakes
20th Harbor, Wilson Lakes
21st Welcome Lake
22nd Reflection Lake
23rd Reflection Lake
24th Yellowjacket Lake
25th Boise
26th Home














White Clouds ‘07

Bold c denotes proposed campsites

White Clouds Loop – August 10th to 13th
36.2 Miles Total 4 days 4 nights

1. 4th of July Lake 1.7 c
2. Born Lakes 5.1 c
3. Four Lakes Basin 6.3
4. Quiet Lake w/ side trip to Noisy Lake 9.2
5. Scree Lake 10.0
6. Shallow Lake 10.1 c
7. Scoop Lake c w/ side trip to Headwall c and Lonesome Lakes 12.7
8. Hidden Lake 13.3 c
9. Hammock Lake 13.4 c
10. Hourglass Lake 13.5 c
11. Lodgepole Lake 14.5
12. Sliderock Lake 15.0 c
13. Shelf Lake 15.3
14. Hatchet Lake 15.5 c
15. Willow Lake 15.8 c
16. Waterdog Lake w/side trip to Frog Lakes 18.0 c
17. Baker Lake 20.6 c
18. Castle Lake 22.1
19. Chamberlain Lakes Basin 28.2 c
20. Washington Lake 33.4 c
21. Trailhead 36.2


Big Boulder Lakes Out and Back – August 14th to 16th
23.4 Miles Total 3 days 2 nights 1 day hike

1. Livingston Mill Area c
2. Island Lake w/ side trip to Goat Lake 8.6 c
3. Cove, Gentian, Boulder, Snow, The Kettles, Cirque, Sapphire, Hook, Sheep c, Neck and Slide and Walker Lakes 7.2 day hike
4. Trailhead 7.6 - 23.4 Total








Frank Church Wilderness ‘07

Bold c denotes proposed campsites

Bighorn Crags – August 17th to August 24th
59.3 Miles Total 7 days 8 nights


1. Yellowjacket Lake CG c
2. Crags Campground TH to Harbor, Wilson Lakes 6.7 c
3. Day hike to Gentian, Big Clear, Pothole, Crater, Gooseneck and Glacier Lakes 9.2
4. Day hike to Middle Fork Canyon Viewpoint via Birdbill, Airplane and Ship Island Lakes w/ side trip to Shoban and Sheepeater lakes 11.0
5. Welcome Lake w/ day hike to Heart, Terrace and Barking Fox Lakes 10.6 day hike portion 8.6 c
6. Reflection Lake 5.0 c
7. Day hike to Puddin Mountain Lakes: Fawn, Doe, Buck c, Echo, Turquoise c, and Twin Cove c Lakes 4.8
8. Crags Campground TH and Yellowjacket Lake CG 11.9 c