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Third time I've made this trek. This year, much was changed due to massive snow and rock avalanches (probably because of the March 2020 earthquake). This was driven home to my group when we were sipping a little whisky after the 11 miles from Grandjean to Baron Lake when an aftershock hit. Right above us Baron Spire rolled forward and crashed down the front of the mountain. Was just a little crazy to be right there for it. As we made our way to Redfish, there was a lot of signs of the effects of the earthquakes and aftershocks.

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We backpacked this trail on 7/27-7/29. Day one was Redfish lake to Baron Lake. We camped on the shore of Middle Baron Lake. Beautiful. Mosquitoes were much worse near the creek so camp near the lake if possible. Day Two brought afternoon thunderstorms which brought rain for about 4 hours. Day three was the hike down to Grandjean. Rocky trail and slope made for a slow descent, but it picked up about 5 miles from Grandjean. Overall a great hike with great views!

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Did this hike from 7/27 to 7/29/2020. Started from Grandjean in the morning. The trail was amazing. With a full pack, the last 2-3 miles into Baron Lake was challenging but beautiful. There was only one stream crossing that we waded through. The views near Baron Lake Falls were breathtaking and amazing. Day two was Baron Lake to Alpine Lake. The hike up and over Baron Pass was one of the best hikes I have ever done. Seeing both lakes and the ruggedness of the Sawtooths was a never to be forgotten experience. Day three was Alpine to Redfish Lake. Again, the views are unreal. We did walk through a stretch of trail with fresh devastation, we guessed due to the earthquake. House size boulders and smashed trees reminded us of the power of Mother Nature. I can’t wait to come back to the Sawtooths!

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Tilly Behrmann reviewed Lower Selway River
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Hiked ~8 miles in. Nice, easy trail with beautiful views. Heard it gets hot and snakey in the middle of summer.

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Katy Lawler Riendeau reviewed Lower Selway River
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Loved this trail! We hiked about 4 miles in and stayed overnight. The trail runs along the cliffside and follows the river, so you get gorgeous views the whole time! It is a narrow trail that crosses a few creeks, but not too difficult to navigate. There's lots of little beaches and spots to camp along the way. It rained the morning we hiked out, so the trail got muddy, but still manageable. The road getting to the trail is pretty rough, but our little car managed it alright. No fee for parking. I had a great time, would definitely go again!

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Shayne & Michelle Aguirre reviewed Grandjean to Redfish via Baron Lake
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Started to do this hike today, I have done this in the past and normally would rate 5 stars, but about 6.5 miles in from Grand Jean there was a significant avalanche over the winter, downed trees everywhere and the trail nowhere to be found yet. If we came prepared to do some serious cross country I think we could have done it, but we ended up coming back

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Dawn Moore reviewed Lower Selway River
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I hiked the Selway River in July of 2017 from Paradise Guard Station out of Darby, MT, to Race Creek on the Selway River Rd out of Lowell, ID; a distance of about 47 miles. A company out of Darby, MT picked up our truck at the trailhead and shuttled it to the end, a service most commonly used by rafters and kayakers. Beautiful trail, steep in some spots especially for stock, my husband rode and packed a mule during the trip. Although the trail is wilderness you do pass several beautiful ranches in the first 15 miles and at mile 26 hit Moose Creek Ranger Station and airstrip which can be busy with fisherman and rafters. There are many nice camp spots but plan approximate daily mileage ahead so you can hit them; the 9-10 miles of trail directly below Moose Creek lacks good camp spots, after that there are good camps into Race Creek. The hike follows the river the whole way but is not flat, plenty of elevation gains and losses. Bears, elk, deer and rattlesnakes are common, we saw several snakes but they slithered off the trail quickly. I believe they allow one permitted raft to leave Paradise daily during the summer so you don't see a lot of people, the trail is quiet until Moose Creek where you pick up rafters and air traffic and below Moose Creek, day hikers. The roads into Paradise and out of Race Creek are gravel but travelled heavily in the summer and in decent shape. The hike is not hard but is a true back country trail, somewhat isolated and can be hot in the summer as you're frequently without tree cover. There are plenty of side trails and several pack bridges and alternative end points along the route if you don't want to follow the river the entire way.

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Peja Steele reviewed Lower Selway River
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Richard Angell reviewed Lower Selway River
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Ramon Mortensen reviewed Lower Selway River
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