The Bighorn Crags in the

Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness-
Central Idaho

While all but the SW corner of the Frank Church and the Chamberlain Basin plateau are rugged, a few locales stand out in this vast ocean of ridges and canyons.

The best known area of ruggedness is the Bighorn Crags. Here are some photos of the area, which is as much as 7000 feet of relief from the bottom of the Middle Fork of the Salmon, just 3 or 4 miles to the west.

I want to thank Peter Schmunk for his generous contribution of the photos below.

Ship Island Lake. Frank Church Wilderness

Ship Island Lake, as seen from the middle of the lake looking toward the crags at the outlet end.
Copyright Peter Schmunk.

Wilson and Harbor Lakes
Wilson and Harbor Lakes, as seen from the east between the crags of Fishfin Ridge.
Copyright Peter Schmunk.



Conifers clinging to north face of
Fishfin Ridge.


Bighorn Crags. Central Idaho
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.


Copyright Peter Schmunk













Crater and Gooseneck Lakes from the ridge to the south
Crater and Gooseneck Lakes from the ridge to the south. Copyright Peter Schmunk

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