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Bench Lakes, Sawtooth Wilderness
Josh Johnson
Saturday July 14, 2018
8:30am to 4:00pm
Bench Lakes, Sawtooth Wilderness

Bench Lakes: Geology of the Sawtooth Range

Rock lovers and nature nerds are encouraged to join ICL staff member Josh Johnson for a beautiful day hike to Bench Lakes in the Sawtooth Mountains. In addition to the fantastic views, participants will learn about the incredible geology of the Sawtooths and how it connects to climate change, ICL’s energy work and dark skies. Josh has a master’s degree in geology and several years experience as an interpretive guide.

The hike is approximately 8 miles round-trip with 1200 feet of elevation gain. Please consider the difficulty of the hike before registering. Bring sturdy boots, rain gear, and warm layers.

We will meet at the ICL office at 8:30 am to carpool to the trailhead. If you plan to attend this hike, be sure to bring the following:

  •  Plenty of water (3 liters recommended)
  •  Lunch + snacks!
  •  Sunscreen
  •  Hat and sunglasses
  •  Warm layers (down jacket, fleece, etc.)
  •  Rain jacket/outer shell
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Trekking poles (optional)

This hike is limited to 10 participants.  Call or email Josh at the Central Idaho office to reserve your spot.