Decker Peak Comments
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|Good page Sean. I've never been into that particular area of the Sawtooth but I've heard bad things about that road. |
Would you say its better to bike in? Thats what I've recommended for my peaks out Wildhorse.
|Posted Jan 17, 2006 9:42 am|
|You'll need a 4WD vehicle with clearance to get in. I have seen sedans back there, but you risk bottoming out. The main challenge is big boulders in the road. It's not really steep. If you have a mtn bike, you could park out closer to ID-75 and bike the 5 miles. Thanks for looking.|
|Posted Jan 17, 2006 12:04 pm|
|Gotta make my way out there... the Tetons are too close here, though, and are a distraction.|
|Posted Jan 17, 2006 10:10 am|
|Very nice work.|
|Posted Jan 17, 2006 12:17 pm|
|Another nice page. SP is becoming the source for info on the Sawtooths.|
|Posted Jan 17, 2006 12:22 pm|
|Lee Stamm||Untitled Comment|
|Your customary nice job.|
|Posted Jan 17, 2006 12:57 pm|
|Gangolf Haub||Untitled Comment|
|Excuse my ignorance but what are tarn lakes? That summit looks like it might not be too much fun to scramble up - too many loose (presumably) rocks.|
|Posted Jan 17, 2006 3:49 pm|
|I know- there are regional terms for certain mountainous features. A Tarn lake is basically an alpine lake with mostly rock surrounding it. It's usually formed from snowmelt. Another term that is used in the Western US is cairn (pile of rocks) whereas back East they say "ducks" I'm sure there are European terms that differ from American, but mean the same. Be fun to come up with a list.|
Thanks for looking at the page!
|Posted Jan 17, 2006 7:54 pm|
|Posted Jan 17, 2006 5:09 pm|
|Beautiful area, specially the lakes!|
|Posted Jan 18, 2006 8:10 pm|
|Wow! Another Sawtooths beauty. Thanks for sharing Sean.|
|Posted Jan 25, 2006 3:05 pm|
|splattski||Different east side approach|
When we hiked up to the base of Decker, we followed Huckleberry Creek, the drainage north of Hell Boring. The approach is easy, on a flat road on Decker Flats. The trail is in pretty good shape once you find it- just head west/northwest across the flats toward the obvious ridge. Can't miss it. We figure that although you spend more time walking, you spend a lot less driving- so in terms of time, it's a wash.
|Posted Feb 11, 2008 8:40 pm|
|SawtoothSean||Re: Different east side approach|
|Thanks for that tip-I'll be sure to check that out because that road is brutal on the vehicle and bladder, plus I always like to check out new approaches. |
This summer I'm looking to get back to the spectacular ridge just WNW of the Finger and climb the Birthday Cake / Red Bluff (5.6), the Sentry (5.5) and the Coffin (Aid). These can all be done in one day from what I can tell (reconnaissance hike last year to the ridge). Do you have any experiences / information / interest in these?
|Posted Feb 11, 2008 9:07 pm|
|splattski||Re: Different east side approach|
No info, but some interest. Contact me off-line? My website has my email address.
|Posted Feb 15, 2008 8:53 am|