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Saddleback Lake

Saddleback Lake

Saddleback Lake - Sawtooth Mountains

A subtle morning at Saddleback Lake, in the Sawtooth Mountains. Although not far from a trailhead, this area remains challenging for backpackers, due to its steep, unrelenting finish. The rock climbers heading into the Elephants Perch have, for years, established a faint spiderweb of trails into the basin for the superb granite ascents. However, in the past few years, the lakes have also been increasingly visited by a small number of determined backpackers.

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