Dr. Evilio Echevarria

Evilio Echeverria was on a personal quest to explore the world when he arrived in Sun Valley from Chile in 1953. He took a job as a waiter at the lodge where he met Louis Stur. Stur quickly invited him into his climbing circle and the two shared many adventures over the next three years. The following photos were provided … Continue reading

Arval Anderson, Early Sawtooth Explorer and Surveyor.

Dave Pahlas provided the following historical information about Arval Anderson who was an early surveyor and mountaineer in the Sawtooths. He is credited with naming several Sawtooth peak. Dave reports that “on the summit of Peak 9704”, I found a large stone marker proposing that the peak be named after Arval L. Anderson. This led to some Internet searching and … Continue reading

Elephant’s Perch – Pacydermial Pleasantries 1977 by Ray Brooks

Ray Brooks Bio It was love at first sight with me and Idaho’s Sawtooth Range. Rotten rock, mosquito bogs, and the annual July plague of biting flies: all failed to dampen my ardor. In 1971, I discovered Elephant’s Perch. It is a massive dome of beautiful pink granite (Leucocratic quartz monzonite). Its’ very clean and solid 1,200 foot high west … Continue reading