Day 1: Livingston Mill to Big Boulder Lakes (Walker Lake)�� 6.1 miles 1957 ft elevation gain
Day 2:� Big Boulder Lakes (Walker Lake) to Boulder Chain Lakes (Willow Lake) 10.6 miles, 1502 ft elevation loss, 1823 ft elevation gain, 685 ft elevation loss, 129 ft elevation gain.� Total: 2187 elevation loss, 1952 elevation gain.
Day 3: Boulder Chain Lakes (Willow Lake) to Chamberlain Basin (Chamberlain Lake) 8.7 miles, 840 ft elevation loss, 1840 ft elevation gain, 786 foot elevation loss, Total: 1840 ft elevation gain, 1626 elevation loss
Day 4: Chamberlain Basin (Chamberlain Lake) to Washington Basin 7.8 miles, 598 ft elevation gain, 1640 ft elevation loss, 994 ft elevation gain, Total: 1640 ft elevation loss, 1592 elevation gain
Day 5: Washington Basin to the confluence of Germania Creek and Alta Creek (mile-long meadow), 6.4 miles, 1785 ft elevation loss
Day 6: Germania/Alta Creek (mile-long meadow) to Germania Creek trail head, 7.0 miles, 995 ft elevation loss.
Meet us half way schedule on Thursday, Aug. 8th, or Friday, Aug. 9th, (4-wheel drive is required):
Take I-84 to Mountain Home.� At the 2nd exit, take Highway 20 east to Fairfield.� Turn north onto Highway 75 and travel 36 miles past Ketchum over Galena summit.� Once into the Sawtooth Valley, turn right on the Pole Creek-Germania Creek Road and drive 4.6 miles on gravel and 7.5 miles on a primitive surface over Pole Creek Summit through 3 fords of Germania Creek to the trailhead at Three Cabins Creek at 12.1 miles and park here.�� The trail to Washington Basin is a jeep trail.� Hike 2.5 miles to a trail junction and wait for us here, marked by the #1 on the map above.� To meet us on Friday, Aug. 9th, drive to the trailhead at Three Cabins Creek and park.� From the register box, hike 1.6 miles along Germania Creek to the trail junction just beyond the Washington Creek log crossing and wait for us here, marked by the #2 on the map above.� We will then continue hiking down Germania Creek for another 1.5 miles to the mile-long meadow at the confluence of Germania Creek and Alta Creek and camp.
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