Idaho is truly one of the last frontiers in the United States. With more actual wilderness than any other state in the union, save Alaska, Idaho offers the unique opportunity to see the North American continent as it once - wild and mysterious.Hiking Idaho introduces you to the wonders of Idaho's spectacular backcountry - the hard, pink granite of the Sawtooth Mountains, beloved by climbers; the popular and very accessible Iron Bog and Fishpole Lakes; the Big Horn Crags in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, the largest wild tract in the lower 48 states; and less-explored pockets.In Hiking Idaho, you'll find outings suited to hikers of all levels of experience, ability, and persuasion, taking you to lush rain forests, quiet meadows, and colorful canyons. Seasoned Idaho outdoor enthusiasts describe 100 of their favorite hikes, with the help of photos and maps. The book also presents the latest available information on changes in the land, due to weather-related damage, wildfires, or trail reconstruction. With all that, Hiking Idaho is a valuable source worth much more than its weight. Save a space in your pack, easy to get to, for Hiking Idaho.
Luke Kratz grew up in Pocatello and has been hiking in Idaho since he was very young. He has degrees from Missouri State University and Idaho State University and has always been involved in environmental protection organizations. In addition to hiking and traveling, he enjoys writing, recording, and performing music on piano and guitar. He currently lives near the Idaho border in Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming, where he has been teaching music for Lincoln County School District for the last eight years.