Eastern Pasayten Loop (Backpacking) Professional Review and Guide
"Arctic tundra isn’t an ecosystem normally associated with the lower 48 states. The Pasayten Wilderness, however, hides large expanses of this unusual terrain, and you don’t have to go all the way to Alaska to see it. In mid-July these rolling meadowlands support such a wealth of tiny flowers that botanists and photographers can stay happy here for weeks.
In addition to tundra, this magnificent loop visits pleasant forests, fine viewpoints, and spectacular cirque lakes nestled beneath rugged granite peaks. Although a few places along the way will probably have some people, nowhere is it crowded, and for much of the way you’ll probably enjoy perfect solitude. This is especially true in the fall, when not only the people are gone but so are the bugs."