Idaho has some seriously awesome hiking. We have been on quite a few hikes around the McCall area, and all are quite beautiful- but this hike made it to the top of the list for me!
The distance didn’t sound scary at all (3 miles one way)- but I didn’t take the elevation gain in consideration! We started at an elevation of 6,753 ft and climbed to height of 8,474- so in other words, we just climbed the side of a mountain! No big deal. But the views from that height were amazing. We saw New Meadows and McCall from the top, as well as a beautiful view of Goose Lake and peaks of mountains all around us.
And, the Lookout Tower is actually in use today- pretty cool that something so old fashioned is still so purposeful! There was a man stationed up there that said last week he saw eleven fires start. Wow. Good thing for those who are keeping an eye out!
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