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Northeast x-country

Page Type: Route

Location: Idaho, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 43.81480°N / 114.7139°W

Object Title: Northeast x-country

Route Type: Class 2

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Hiking / scrambling

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Page By: Dean

Created/Edited: Dec 22, 2005 / May 19, 2007

Object ID: 168028

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Approach

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Route Description

If you can drive the road that is known as the Owl Creek road, you will end up in a meadow area where the road ends at approximately 3 1/2 miles from the highway. From the end of the road, cross the meadow and enter the woods to the southwest, crossing the stream which drops down from Bromaghin Peak. There is no trail although a few game trails make the transit through the woods fairly easy. Head uphill (we used GPS pre coordinates) towards point 9676 and went just to the north of this point wjere it reaches a flat bench area where we had this view of the last part of the route. Head straight up the gully to where it contours at an upper flat area and head for the high point from there. Most of the class two of the hike up is in the gully area.



For the descent you can either retrace your steps or descend into a valley just east of the peak where a scree slope allows you to lose elevation relatively fast. In retrospect, had I to do it over again, I merely would have retraced my steps and saved myself a lot of hill traversing that became necessary with the descent variation.

Total mileage roundtrip: 4 1/2
Elevation gain: 2600 feet
Time 5 hours roundtrip.

It was reported that last summer, the road across the river was not accessible since the bank of the river had been undercut making it impossible to get a vehicle up onto the road. If this still persists
then: From the highway, it is probably 10 miles and close to 3500 feet of elevation gain.

Watch for ticks, I pulled one off my clothing even in late august.

Essential Gear

If hiked in late summer, nothing other the usual hiking gear needed. Hiking poles were helpful on the steep scree descent. Winter hiking would require winter gear although not a rope. Snowshoes perhaps, crampons and ice axe might be necessary under certain conditions.

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