Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho Batholith, Viewed From Just Under 8,500 Feet

Rugged mountains, mostly covered in coniferous forest, under a blue sky, with dry, open grasslands in a valley.

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Taken on Sep. 6, 2008

This photo, taken from just under 8,500 feet, shows the Sawtooth Range in Idaho, part of the Idaho Batholith. The landscape of coniferous forests on the slopes opening to scrubland and grassland in valleys and also towards peaks is typical of this region.