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Hike through wildflower-filled meadows—watch for the light purple splash of wild iris in August—to a jade-colored alpine lake on this 18.9-mile out-and-back in the shadow of the rugged Beaverhead Mountains. This is primitive country: Keep your eyes peeled for mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and grizzlies.
Gear up Idaho Mountain Trading, 474 Shoup Ave., Idaho Falls, ID. (208) 523-6679; idahomountaintrading.net
Fishing permit Nonresident $13 plus $6/day; ID resident $26/year; fishandgame.idaho.gov
Contact (208) 374-5422; 1.usa.gov/itpeaks
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