West ridge from Nez Perce Pass Date Climbed: May 5, 2013
We were surprisingly able to drive most of the way up to the pass - to within about a mile, before I had to turn the Ranger around and park it. It was a beautiful warm, sunny day, and Castle Rock is a really cool looking mountain! Easy snowshoe hike and some fun scrambling up to the top of the Rock. Great views into the Frank Church & the Selway-Bitterroot! On the way back we met a guy who was driving the road with his suped-up rig, bringing clients and gear over the pass and down to the Magruder area for bear hunts and float trips down the Selway River. Nice guy - he gave us a ride the mile back down to our truck so we could BS with him some more and enjoy the cold brew he kindly shared with us!
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