Alice Toxaway Loop in the Sawtooths

This loop hike in the Sawtooths is a classic, and I don't think I'll ever tire of it.  I got to visit the area with the Fujino family, friends from when our boys were in scouts together.  Starting at Petit Lake, we hiked over the hot dry hill to join the Hell Roaring trail, and from there on past Farley Lake, to a small lake just short of Toxaway Lake.   There is a great waterfall at this little lake, and we enjoyed a restful evening there.

The next day we headed to Toxaway Lake, an easy hike from our little unnamed lake.  Sunrise from Toxaway was pretty nice.

The next day we headed over Snowyside Pass, and got a view of Twin Lakes on the other side of the pass.

 The peaks around Alice Lakes have to some of the best in the Sawtooths.

The peaks around Alice Lakes have to some of the best in the Sawtooths.

This was my first hike using my new Sony a6000 camera, and the hike was the last time I could hike before my awesome hike of the JMT with son Jim, 220 miles in 22 days.