This image was taken September 29, 2011 from the upper North Fork drainage at the base of Mount Regan in the Sawtooth National Wilderness Area, Custer County, Idaho, USA. Mount Regan is directly west and stands 10,190 feet (3,105m) above sea-level.
The elevation at the photo site was about 8,700 feet (2,651m). The tallest peak in the Sawtooth National Wilderness Area is Mount Thompson, which can be seen just below and left of the sun. Mount Thompson stands 10,751 feet (3,276m).
Baron Peak (10,197 feet, 3,108m) can be seen directly below the sun.
There are two small unnamed lakes in the bottom of the valley, both at an elevation of 8,260 feet (2,518m).
Idaho is a state located in the northwestern region of the United States of America. Idaho is the 14th largest state by area, ranks 39th by population and 53rd by population density of the 50 United States. Idaho was the 43rd state to be admitted into the Union, on July 3, 1890. Idaho is landlocked, being bordered by Canada on the north and the states of Washington and Oregon on the west, Nevada and Utah on the south and Montana and Wyoming on the east. Idaho is nicknamed "The Gem State" because nearly every known gemstone is found within the state. Idaho is also famous for producing about one third of all potatoes grown in the USA. Idaho also hosts the largest barrel cheese factory in the world, producing 120K metric tons of cheese per year. There is some ambiguity as to where the name "Idaho" came from, but it is generally believed to have simply been made up by George M. Willing. There is a possibility it was derived from a Native American phrase. Idaho is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman. The state population was about 1.58M in July 2011 with 84% being Caucasian, 11.2% Hispanic and 1.1% Native American. The state capital and largest city is Boise.Source: wikipedia