The Sawtooth High Route
We got to experience another trip in the Sawtooths this August. Joining my wife Tuckie and I were daughters Ciera and Laura, Laura's boyfriend Jason, and long time hiking buddy Kevin and his lovely wife Suzanne. Kevin and Suzanne got a head start as we were delayed by detours caused by the Pioneer fire. They hiked toward Toxaway lake the first day, and we 5 (shown below) started the next day.
We camped at a small unnamed lake below Toxaway, and didn't hook up with the Anderson's until the next day. Below: Tuckie, Ciera, Laura, and Jason. On the hike in Tuckie tripped and fell on her forearm on the rocky trail. Between the 5 of us we had enough first aid supplies to bandage her arm, but we were lucky she didn't break her arm. She was tough enough to keep going a bit more till we found a nice campsite.
The next day we headed to Toxaway, only to learn that the Anderson's had pushed on to Edna Lake, the next lake on our route that would take us to Cramer Lake, and Redfish Lake.
We left Toxaway Lake and headed toward Edna, in pursuit of the Anderson's. As we ascended the switchbacks we got a few last views of Toxaway.
Heading toward Edna we saw where all the smoke was coming from. So sad to see the air filled with smoke.
We were very glad to connect with the Anderson's at Edna Lake.