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distressbarkGem Lake Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011


Climbed via Gem Lake Gully, descended via Baker Lake Ridge. Fantastic route! Glad we were able to break up what sounds like a rather monotonous trail slog with some fun route finding and scrambling on the Gem Lake Gully Route. Spectacular views from the top... spotted upwards of 10 separate smoke plumes from wildfires in Montana and Idaho.
Posted Oct 4, 2011 8:41 pm

MTfred19Trail up east ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010


2nd time up the standard route.
Posted Mar 5, 2011 2:04 pm

urnotrealGood day  Sucess!


July 2004
Went with my buddy, Abe. Discovered my new favorite Bitterroot Mountain: El Capitan.
Posted Aug 18, 2010 11:47 pm

ianc82perfect day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2010


A perfect day with amazing weather. Hiked from Trapper Peak TH and summitted via standard route. Had two separate black bear encounters!
Posted Aug 16, 2010 10:51 pm

JFKittyFirst Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007
First climb and with all three of The Boys. Awesome day.
Posted Jul 12, 2010 12:34 pm

Pack AddictBaker to Gem route   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009

Pack Addict

Hike up here several times, Refreshing and spledid views. Taking the Gem lake route offers a few places for your dog to cool off.
Posted Apr 11, 2010 9:34 pm

brittonrussSolo Winter Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2010


Great climb, could only get a mile up the Trapper Peak Trail access road, snowshoed from there up to the trail head. Then slogged up to the summit the next day. Beautiful views!
Posted Mar 1, 2010 8:11 pm

juneauhikerNice hike.  Sucess!


Great views of the Bitterroot mountains and valley.
Posted Feb 26, 2010 5:34 pm

alpinelightGreat trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 1997


Great trip with friend Erik and father in law Larry. Also Larry's dog Gabi made it to the summit.
Posted Feb 8, 2010 3:52 pm

erickn8318uExhausting snowshoe trek...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2010


Was able to drive up the Forest road partway to the trailhead for Trail 133. Snowshoed up the steep slopes from the Forest road and then followed the basic trail route, although I couldn't find the trail in the 4-foot deep snow. The snow was windblown and consolidated at the summit area, so it was easier than snowshoeing down below in the DEEP powder. It was sunny all day--I made it to the summit just as the sun was setting, then coasted back down in the dark in record time.
Posted Jan 11, 2010 5:07 pm

TomMortonRe: Exhausting snowshoe trek...


Well done! What time did you begin? We are planning a mid-Feb climb up the Northeast Couloir. We are gonna head up Baker Creek. Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated. thanks. tm
Posted Jan 28, 2010 9:40 pm

brittonrussRe: Exhausting snowshoe trek...


Tom, how did the Northeast Couloir go? I'm thinking of climbing again via that route. Any avalanche hazards?
Posted Mar 1, 2010 8:12 pm

erickn8318uRe: Exhausting snowshoe trek...


Hey, sorry about the non-reply...I didn't see your comment until today. (Is there a way to have SP email me when I receive a comment?) Anyway, I started around 8 AM Mountain time, so it was about a 9-hour climb until sunset. (I don't always keep in shape, and I had terrible tendinitis after that trek!)
Posted Sep 8, 2010 12:36 am

edgetlVia Standard Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009


Well, sort of successful. My girlfriend and I made it to East Trapper. I'm very proud of her though. She has a hip condition which bothered her the whole way and it was her first Mountain. The view was amazing. I never thought I would be able to stand on top of the Mountain I gazed at every day as kid growing up in the Bitteroot Valley.
Posted Nov 4, 2009 7:43 pm

montaneerCloudy Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2003


The weather wasn't co-operating and our views were not as hoped. Made some good time hiking and enjoyed the company. Will definitely make another attempt to get those anticipated views.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 11:51 pm

rmick25Standard shrouded route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2003


Wasn't much of a view in the clouds but I love the feeling of isolation that they bring
Posted Sep 3, 2009 8:20 pm

Snowy3 times via std route  Sucess!


All great hikes; worth hiking before daylight and being there for the sunrise!
Posted Jul 31, 2009 2:06 pm

montanachrisOne of my favs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2004


Amazing view up top of the Pintlars to the east and massive Selway-Bitterroot/Frank Church country in all other directions. Once again this is an approx. date climbed.
Posted Dec 16, 2008 10:06 am

pintlerproLate Fall alone time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2008


Had a good day alone, and a good late fall day on the Peak.
Posted Dec 12, 2008 8:07 pm

KadeeFirst Time to MT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007


This was my first time and first peak in MT. Saw a black bear across the Salmon River (ID) where I was camping this trip.
Posted Nov 12, 2008 4:58 pm

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