A little snow still on the Baird Date Climbed: May 21, 2012
This was a great climb. I went up with some friends and a group of students from BYUI. There was still enough snow that we were able to spend most of the upper half on top of the white stuff. The students had the chance to learn how to use crampons and ice axe and how to arrest. Fun day with some fun people.
I have been on top of Mt Baird 6 times, and the last time was the best. I packed skis up to the snow line in early May 05. I skinned up to the summit, and made some fun turns skiing down. It was an awesome day, one of my best in the mountains. It is a great Teton view, and the other peaks of the Snake River Range look fantastic from the summit.
Dennis Poulin and myself were working on the Idaho county highpoints and this was one we really enjoyed. We car camped at the TH and was able to get up and down before an afternoon thunderstorm rolled in.
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