Stories From Stanley, Idaho

Alpine Lakes Report

Alpine Lakes Report



Can anyone tell me what lake this is???  Hard to believe that this particular lake could still have so much snow and be completely frozen over.  I’m sure the majority of you that are familiar with the area have already guessed that this is the front and back side of Sawtooth Lake as of June 4th.   A friend of mine went hiking up the Iron Creek trail on June 3rd and she got as far as the big creek crossing before she was unable to continue on due to large snow fields.  So if you are ambitious then bring your snow shoes, heck maybe even your skis?!?  That brings a whole new outlook on Spring skiing!


Check Goat Lake out, it’s starting to melt around the edges and there is water coming down from the waterfall but, just like it’s neighbor Sawtooth Lake there is a lot of snow up here still in the high country.


Here is the Bench Lakes – Looks like you wouldn’t have too much snow to overcome on the lower lakes but definitely the upper ones are still in the process of melting.

We flew over Yellow Belly, Hell Roaring and Petit Lake and they were all melted off and ready for people who love the outdoors!

My great friend Jeff Welker is the amazing pilot that flew me over the Sawtooths yesterday and weather permitting we will be able to fly over the Sawtooths again very soon to bring you another Alpine Lakes Report.

-CJ Sherlock

Source Url: http://stanleycc.org/alpine-lakes-report/



Featured Local Events

DATE: March 2 - 4, 2018

TIME: Multi-times

LOCATION: Park Creek Ski Area, Alturas Lake Ski Area, Community Building, Stanley, ID

March 3rd & 4th, 2018 — Sawtooth Ski Club 16th Annual Ski Festival

  • SATURDAY, March 3rd, Park Creek Ski Area
    Highway 21, 7 miles W. of Stanley
    11am-2pm Homemade Chili & Treats
    Poker Run!!!
    Winning hand called at 1:30 pm
  • SATURDAY EVENING 5:30-8:30pm
    Stanley Community Building
    Dinner Extravaganza
    Incredible Silent Auction, bring your checkbook!
  • SUNDAY, March 4th
    Alturas Lake Ski Area
    Highway 75, 20 miles S. of Stanley
    11am-3pm Soup Kitchen Social
    Great ski trails and a great time!!!

The Sawtooth Ski Club will host the 16th Sawtooth Ski Festival March 3rd and 4th. Come ski, play, feast, dance, shop and socialize, all while supporting Cross Country Skiing in Stanley Sawtooth Country! At 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3rd at the Park Creek Ski Trails, homemade chili and treats will await eager participants at the annual Poker Run. Donating fun lovers ski or snowshoe a fun course, stopping at stations to collect cards and when the game is called at 1:30, whoever has collected the best poker hand wins a most excellent prize! At 5:30 Saturday evening at the Stanley Community Building, our ski club celebrity chef will present a delicious dinner and at the same time an amazing silent auction will take place. Many local businesses, arts and crafts people and friends of the club donate lovely things, wonderful services, ski and fashion accessories and deliciously fantastic items to the auction. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 4th at the Alturas Lake Ski Trails Soup Kitchen Social, enjoy great skiing along with with trailside soup and cookies. All events are donation based, so be sure to bring your check book or cash for the donation jars. The Sawtooth Ski Festival is our only fundraising event of the year. We depend on memberships, donations and Ski Festival proceeds to fund our efforts to provide quality groomed cross country ski trails at Park Creek and Alturas lake. Call Karen Keiski at 208-774-3487 if you wish to volunteer for any of the events or donate to the silent auction. See you at the Festival!


LINK: http://sawtoothskiclub.com/

TEL: 208-774-3487

CONTACT: David or Karen keiski@ruralnetwork.net


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