Shaw Twin Lakes

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A neighborhood hike, Shaw Twin Lakes are sublime. And not a soul in sight on Memorial Day.

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Craig, my next-door neighbor, is still learning about the neighborhood. So today we visited two things local:

  • Idaho State lands
  • Sublime backcountry lakes
So first, we had to drive through the state lands. Yeah, it looks a mess. Used to be a shady very pretty forest. Now turned into pandemic TP.
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I was suspicious that the north-facing slopes of the upper road might give us problems. Indeed.

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But a quarter mile past that on the sunny side, all was well.

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But there's the trailhead. May, indeed. See the trip report linked above from June 20 of last year.

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Overall, the trail was somewhat buried in snow. Follow your Ruby!

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That girl knows her way around!

Lower Shaw Twin. Craig was gaga. I was secretly smiling, know what was coming.

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Yes, there's Upper Shaw Twin.

The ridge on the right makes for an excellent route to Boulder Peak.

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Fish were rising like crazy, Dave. Trailhead

Looking down on Upper Shaw from the viewpoint.

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That poor ground squirrel was in there the entire time we ate. Trailhead
LPFs for my honey. Trailhead

The dogs each played a little fetch and went swimming.

And then it was back dwon the snowy trail to the truck. Funny how it always seems to go faster on the way home!?

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