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Basin Butte Lookout & Little Basin Creek Meadow
Salmon-Challis National Forest, July 23, 2008

Basin Butte is a landmark in the Salmon River Mountains north of Stanley. A fierce storm had hit the day before our outing, leaving several inches of hail, large mud puddles and downed trees. Our intrepid group drove through fog, the puddles and sawed our way to the Lookout where the sun was shining.

We enjoyed a 360' panorama that includes the southern Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness, the vast meadows of Cape Horn, and the White Clouds and Sawtooths. We also hiked into Little Basin Creek Meadow, looked for wildlife and explored some early day ruins. The Meadow is slowly healing from a century of sheep and cattle grazing. The Basin Butte region is an important biological link for wildlife between the protected country in the Frank and the nearby Sawtooth Wilderness.

Summer 2008 Outings: Basin Butte Lookout & Little Basin Creek Meadow


About the Photo Slideshow

There are 10 photos in the slideshow above. Download times vary from 2-3 seconds for high-speed connections, and 2-3 minutes for dial-up. Enjoy the whole show (which will load and play automatically) OR use the quick links at left to view and print individual slides (just use the BACK button on your web browser to return to this page when you are done with each slide).

All photos are by Lynne K. Stone, BWCC,
Copyright 2008, unless otherwise noted.

> Slide 1: View Above the Fog

> Slide 2: Sawing a Fallen Tree

> Slide 3: Mud Puddle

> Slide 4: Basin Butte Lookout

> Slide 5: Little Basin Creek Meadow

> Slide 6: Cape Horn

> Slide 7: Wooley Goldenweed

> Slide 8: Cabin Ruins

> Slide 9: Lush Tributary to Little Basin Creek

> Slide 10: Hikers Cross Little Basin Creek

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