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Foxy Long BottomsFrom Ida  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Foxy Long Bottoms

With Ida and Cracktop.
Posted Aug 14, 2016 8:46 pm

chicagotransplantRidge Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2013


Started at Timber Lake TH, hiked to the valley separating Jackstraw and Ida and bushwhacked to treeline, then traversed Ida, Chief Cheley, PT 12820 and Cractop to Julian. Lots of scrambling and interlocking grass ledges from Cractop to Julian, fun stuff! Also climbed Jackstraw and Gray Jay on the way down, long day! Lots of wildlife: elk, deer, moose and bighorn all present today!
Posted Sep 30, 2013 11:09 am

jczogfrom Ida in the Fog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2013


The amazing fog made it more difficult and a bit longer than I would have liked. I love that when with friends on Trail Ridge Road, I can now say I nabbed it! ;)
Posted Jul 30, 2013 10:58 pm

wmollandFrom Ida  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2012


Over from Ida and onward to Cracktop and the rest. Fun ridge, not super difficult, and it's easy to get down to Highest Lake from the summit.
Posted Sep 18, 2012 9:18 pm

heather14from Milner Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010


Did the cirque from Ida to Terra Tomah. Windy, but beautiful September day. I would do this again just for the solitude.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 12:40 am

CSUMarmotFrom Ida  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010


Then onwards to Cracktop
Posted Sep 11, 2010 9:57 pm

Brian KaletFrom Ida  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Brian Kalet

Posted Aug 7, 2010 10:32 pm

argothorChief Cheley via Mount Ida and Milner Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008


Beautiful day, amongst beautiful scenery. Started at Milner Pass, summitted Ida and then dropped down into the saddle between Ida and Chief Cheley and then summited Cheley. Planned on heading to Cracktop, Julian and Terra Tomah but the weather was looking a bit iffy and one of the group was a bit overwhelmed by the downclimb off of Ida, so given that continuing onward would have been more difficult than what we just did, we returned the way we came. Snowed a bit on the way back to Milner Pass. Great views. I'm heading back someday!
Posted Sep 22, 2008 2:48 pm

lindasyhSurvived the "Death March"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2000


A long day ...
Posted Nov 10, 2006 5:14 pm

Michael HoytDeath March  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2000

Michael Hoyt

A continental divide hike from Milner Pass to Bear Lake, later referred to as "The Death March", took us over Mount Ida, Chief Cheley Peak, and Flattop Mountain.
Posted Nov 9, 2006 1:37 am

Mountain JimFrom Ida  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1969

Mountain Jim

On a traverse of Ida, Chief Cheley, Cracktop, Julian, Terra Tomah, Sprague and Flattop.
Total ascents = 4.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 1:18 am

Dan LeonhardGreat trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005

Dan Leonhard

This mountain is spectacular. The views are amazing, climbing pristine, and the level of satisfaction couldn't be better. What a great trip!
Posted May 31, 2006 8:03 pm

Joe_ParvisRoute Climbed: From Milner Pass over Ida Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed Chief Cheley on Continental Divide traverse from Milner Pass to Bear Lake. Beautiful day for this long hike (perfect fall weather, with no storms till very late in day). Saw Fabio and pksander in saddle between Ida and Chief Cheley, but didn't know who until read these summit logs.
Posted Oct 6, 2005 5:57 pm

jennakateRoute Climbed: via Mt. Ida Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!


We climbed Chief Cheley on route to Bear Lake from Milner Pass.
Posted Sep 30, 2005 9:50 pm

pksanderRoute Climbed: via Mount Ida Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed Mount Ida and Chief Cheley Peak with Fabio on a beautiful September day. The apline lakes seen from Chief Cheley Peak are amazing.
Posted Sep 11, 2005 10:49 pm

smudgeRoute Climbed: Standard (Ida Trail) Date Climbed: June 28, 2003  Sucess!


Nice little summit...fun ridge.
Posted Nov 4, 2004 7:09 pm

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