Montana Outdoors

June 14, 2018

Revett Lake Part 2 ~ The lake

Following are some of the photos of the lake that were taken yesterday.

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake, located in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains of eastern Idaho is a cirque lake, which means that it was formed by glacial activity when the glaciers began to melt and recede. The grinding activity of the decaying ice carved a steep wall, sometimes a cliff, from the high ridge above and formed a circular basin below, usually about a kilometer in diameter and filled with glacier melt or now, snow melt. This one must have some pretty good flowing springs in its bottom because it supports a robust all-year stream below it.

The trail head for Revett has access from the large parking area at Thompson Pass right on the Montana/Idaho border by a mile long road just on the Idaho side. Thompson Pass can be reached by taking highway 471 from Thompson Falls Montana of from the Idaho side by the highway that goes through Murray Idaho (my Idaho map doesn’t show the number).

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June 13, 2017

Turned back by snow again

Yesterday I set out on a hike up to Revett Lake but found a good amount of snow within a mile above the trail head, and because I am quite familiar with that trail I knew that there would be deep snow banks on the higher part of the trail also and so I went no further. I’ll give it a couple more weeks. Here are a few photos of the lower part of the trail: it’s a very pretty trail and a beautiful lake.

Revett Lake Trail

Revett Lake Trail

Revett Lake Trail

Revett Lake Trail

Revett Lake Trail

Revett Lake Trail

Revett Lake Trail

The altitude is high enough that there are very few flowers blooming, but this little one is growing right in a small spring that issues from the hillside. I have probably seen the species before, but for some reason have never identified it, even though it really is a pretty little thing.

Small-leaved Montia

Small-leaved Montia ~ Montia parvifolia

June 12, 2017

Cascade

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Cascade

This is the stream that flows out of Revett Lake, in the Pan handle National Forest in northern Idaho next to the Montana border.

September 22, 2014

Revett Lake (2)

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Revett Lake is located in the Panhandle National Forest about a mile on the Idaho side of the Montana – Idaho border near Thompson Pass (Hwy 471), about 24 miles west of Thompson Falls, Montana. A good dirt road leaves the parking lot at the border and takes you about a mile to the trail head. The trail (Trail #9) is short, a mile and a half to two miles, and it is an easy climb of about a thousand feet to the lake. Despite rather heavy usage on the trail in the summer, no trash at all could be seen along the trail or at the lake and the day I was there I was all alone.

There are good instructions for access to the lake from the Idaho side on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest web site.

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

September 17, 2014

Revett Lake

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Revett Lake (On the Idaho - Montana border

Revett Lake at 10 this morning. It is in the Panhandle National Forest just on the Idaho side of the Montana – Idaho border near Thompson Pass, about 24 miles west of Thompson Falls, Montana.

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