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TracyBeautiful trail hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2016


I had wanted to do this one for a long time and it did not disappoint. The weather and scenery were awesome.
Posted Sep 15, 2016 9:46 pm

RedwicNice Peak!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2016


A lot of mountain goats near the top. Decent views.
Despite an early-morning ascent and being the first person to summit that day, I passed many people during the descent.
Posted Aug 30, 2016 8:12 am

boisedocgreat views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2016


Very nice trail by Idaho standards. A lot more people than I normally see on an Idaho peak as well. As expected, mountain goats up high- they seemed to behave pretty well (the trail was closed briefly last summer after someone was bit by a goat). The summit is not terribly high but great views up the higher Cabinet peaks in Montana and especially Lake Pend Oreille. I did carry bear spray- not sure if grizzlies frequent the area but there was a sign mentioning the possibility.
Posted Jul 15, 2016 6:08 pm

huskertriguyNice Training Hike
Date Climbed: May 13, 2016


Unfortunately started late in the day, flew in to GEG at 11 a.m. so did not get started until 2:30 p.m.

A couple friendly guys were shooting skeet along the road and warned of recent bear sightings, which had me concerned about getting back to the car well before sundown.

Beautiful hike, but when I got to the top of the clearing where the snow led to some post-holing and route-finding and saw the time was 4:30, I chose to turn back.

At the trailhead, I saw two guys heading up at 6:15, hoping to summit. I wonder if they made it.

Bummed to not have summited, but the views of the lake were worth it nevertheless!
Posted May 18, 2016 11:44 pm

Paul McClellanMountain Goats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2015

Paul McClellan

Took Scotchman Peak Trail. Several mountain goats on summit looking for salt. Smoky day, views were somewhat obscured.
Posted Jul 14, 2015 10:16 pm

MountainGenoMe and the Kids  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2012


Climbed this with my two oldest (11 and 8), and a friend. The smoke had finally cleared off today so we had some great views. About three hours up and one and a half down. No goats but saw two moose on the way down.
Posted Oct 3, 2012 2:12 am

MTfred19Standard Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2012


Stopped in real quick on my way home from the Bonners Ferry area. It was pouring rain at the trail head, and a blinding blizzard at the top! Followed the trail up to about 5500 ft. where the snow took over and the trail was lost. Postholed the last 1500 feet straight up to the ridge and on to the summit through some nasty shin deep breakable crust from the recent weather. Pretty easy 3.5 hr. RT but an excellent mountain that I definitely want to revisit and actually get to see the awesome views that I've only heard about. Made it back to Missoula in time for the Stanley Cup Final!
Posted Jun 13, 2012 7:04 pm

EvergreenIn and out of the clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2011
Very beautiful, even though we got socked in at the top -- cool rocks up there. Two goats on the summit. The bottom portion of this trail is a real calf burner!
Posted Nov 7, 2011 4:13 pm

calebEOCwith my brother  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011


Continuing my streak of at least one top Idaho prominence peak per year. Beautiful blue sunny day albeit a little hot. Around 20 people on the summit today.
Posted Aug 7, 2011 3:33 pm

JakesterA snowy Scotchman Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010


We hiked up Scotchman Peak in a snowstorm. Then I wrote about it. http://jakedouville.com/blog/?p=204
Posted Nov 15, 2010 12:28 pm

ericnoelTrail 65  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2009


Looks like a nice peak based on the pictures. I wouldn't know since I didn't see much of it inside of the cloud I was in.
Posted Jun 23, 2009 12:42 pm

idahomtnhighRoute Climbed: Trail 65  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009


Top third of the mountain still covered in snow, but snow conditions were perfect. No goats this time. The weather was cloudy and windy with summit temperature at 38 F.
Posted Jun 7, 2009 2:32 pm

idcanuckCOHP #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


Being new to climbing in 2007, we had read how hard a hike this was and made it our last trip of the year. After hiking all year we found this trip a great one to end the season. The views were good with only minor smoke haze from some fires in Washington. Didn't get to see any goats, maybe next time.
Posted Jul 15, 2008 2:07 pm

mtnadventuresGotta start somehwere  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2001


Love the mountain goats, first highpoint I've ever been to.
Posted Feb 5, 2008 11:52 pm

mountaintopperI love this peak
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007


This is the first peak I ever climbed and it made me love mountains. It was the starting point of my whole climbing career.
Posted Feb 1, 2008 9:06 pm

Brian JenkinsBirthday hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Brian Jenkins

With my buddy Bill from Spokane. Not really my birthday but nicely sandwiched in between mine and his 40th birthdays by a couple days. Surprised it only took about an hour and a half with as much elevation gain as there is. Great views in all directions. As we were chatting with some other hikers, a goat came up behind us and circled the 4 of us within about 3 feet, I guess looking for salty urine. He dug around the rocks and licked at something. Had a good beer and an excellent calamari sandwich at Eichardt's in Sandpoint afterwards -- highly recommended.
Posted Sep 3, 2007 11:55 pm

JakesterRoute Climbed: Scotchman Peak Date Climbed: August 18, 2007  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007


Beautiful Day. Great Views. No goat(s) today.
Posted Aug 18, 2007 11:36 pm

spotlyStandard Route
Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2005


Climbed with Teri. Muddy road provided thrills and spills on mountain bikes. Ditched bikes at TH and ran into solid snow about halfway up the ridge. Great postholing fun up to our necks on the way down LOL.
Posted Jul 20, 2007 3:55 pm

JBRunyanStoked at the Top!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2006


A little hungover in the morning but once we got moving, no problems. It was a steep and tiring climb but lots of fun. The views from the top were awesome. Lake Pend Oreille is amazing and it was awesome to see from the summit.
Posted Jun 21, 2007 9:07 pm

Ridgerunner755Scotchman Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007


Perfect day to climb the mountain, my dog and I started fairly early to beat the heat. We ran into the goat at the bottom of the rocks and followed it all the way to the top. No fires around yet and clear weather so it was an awesome view in all directions. Glad old Packer was on the leash, he tried to jump out on the edge of the cornice! He's still hasn't learned the physics of that yet.
Posted Jun 6, 2007 12:44 am

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