Hike to Savage Ridge – Clearwater National Forest

Almost There.

From the White Sand campground on the Lochsa River we could access the 20 mile long Elk Summit road; one of those roads that starts off as an improved gravel road and gradually lowers the quality of the improvement as you go farther in. Fortunately we only had to go about 6 miles to reach the Savage Pass Trailhead.

The trail is excellent, a great short hike, but due to significant winter damage there were a lot of obstacles in the trail which made the hike seem much longer and harder than it was.

Savage Ridge, at 6,900 feet, was heavily forested and gave us only limited views, but just below the pass we found a sunny lunch spot with a great view to the west.

As you can see, there is still significant snow in the high country. We put off coming into this part of Idaho and Oregon so that we would be able to do some hiking, but here at the end of spring we may still be way too early. We shall see.

From the pass, on the way out, we could see our road far below.

We drove past several meadows on our way back out to the campground and Cheryl took some flora/fauna pictures.

A Meadow of Camas Lilies.

Camas – close up.

Beavertail Grass.

Bear Grass Buds.

Pink Trillium

Eight Spotted Forester Moth – Alypia Octomaculata


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  1. Eight Spotted Forester Moth – Alypia Octomaculata

  2. Thank you Sir. I will update.

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