Great Vista of Sawtooth & Alpine Lake Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2005
Climbed Alpine Peak on the first of a four day backpack trip through the Sawtooths. Great views from the top. A great alternative to Regan for those wanting a slightly easier climb near Sawtooth Lake. My dog also made it to the summit.
Route Climbed: W face from lake Date Climbed: July 2004
Enjoyable hike to Sawtooth lake. From halfway S along the lake just went straight up snow and scree on W face. Great views of Regan and studded ridgeline from Merritt to "Moolack Pk". Nice mountain for those wanting a little more than just a hike.
Route Climbed: Southwest Face Date Climbed: August 20/2005
On a simply gorgeous weekend in the Stanley basin, we bagged Alpine Peak. Left the trailhead at 7:50, and back at 3:10 in the aft. Took about 4 hours to summit. 2:45 down. We took our dogs. They were pretty tired at the summit with some minor bleeding on their feet due to the rocks near the top, but not bad. Beware there are leash laws in the SNRA until Labor day weekend, however once up the trail we let them off. No one that we met on the trailhead seemed to mind - guess it depends on how much you trust your dog to stay with you. Being near the end of summer, this was still the busiest trail I have ever been on in Idaho to date. After getting down, the temps were in the mid 80's in the basin so we drove over, and took a well deserved dip in Stanley lake, with McGown peak as a backdrop. Downed some ice cold suds as we sun dried off.