Stunning page. My only memory of Idaho is a blowout and busted fanbelt on the way out of Boise. Clearly many, many wild gems in this state.
Thank you! Yes, Idaho is full of hidden gems. The Albion Range is a great place if you ever get the chance to visit. Even though I live in Utah, I love the state of Idaho and all of its mountain ranges.
Thank you for putting this great page together & many thanks for including some of our photos.
Thank you! I know this range well so it was easy for me to put together. Your climbing photos of the City of Rocks are great.
One of the finest range / area pages I have seen on SP. You put a lot of time and caring into this one and it shows. I love the Albion area and intend to try and get the Jim Sage and Black Pine highpoints this summer. Dan Robbins has put up a great trip report on his climb of Black Pine on his website and is worth a read even though the Black Pine range isn't part of the Albion range (but it is close enough for me) Again, congrat's on a super page.
Thanks Dean, I also love the Albion Range and the City of Rocks. The Black Pine Mountains and the Jim Sage Mountains seem like interesting mountains too. They aren't that far from Utah either. Too many mountains to climb, as you already know!
Madame Gazelle you outdid yourself on this one.
Many people have told me that I am a very analytical person. I think they are correct :) Thanks for the nice comment and vote.
An obvious labour of love. Thanks for all that work and for sharing.
Thank you for the nice compliment. Sometimes I am a little enthusiastic when I write about places that I have climbed at before. This is a small but interesting mountain range.
I have always just gone to the "City", and not given much credence to the surrounding area. Thanks for opening my eyes a bit! My next City of Rocks trip will include some hikes up these peaks. Terrific job putting this all together!
Thanks Tim! The area surrounding the "City" is beautiful. Just don't climb in the middle of the summer because it can get very hot. Next time you go, you should check out Castle Rocks State Park located north of the City of Rocks. There are a lot of rock formations to climb there too. Here are some other mountains in the area that you may not know about. They are also worth climbing.
1. Black Pine Peak in the Black Pine Mountains
2. Bull Mountain in the Raft River Mountains
3. Deep Creek Peak in the Deep Creek Mountain Range
What a complete page! I kept scrolling down and seeing more and more. What a feast for information junkies like me!
Thanks! I guess we must be alike. The pages that I like the most are the ones with useful information that make you want to go there and climb.
Please check your PM-box when you get a chance. I'm trying to find
out if there are any exposed areas of LIMESTONE in northern Utah
or Southern Idaho that would make my Limestone Lovers' Landscapes album more complete.
The City of Rocks area is composed completely of white granite, right???
Yes, City of Rocks is granite. Many ranges in northern Utah and Southeast Idaho are composed of limestone. I sent a PM.
This is a fantastic page! Covers anything you could possibly need to know about the range. I finally got over there for the first time last week.
Thanks Dave! I need to visit these mountains more often. I love the City of Rocks and the whole area. I saw the photos from your hike up Harrison. I’m surprised that you were able to see anything in that snow storm!
Congrats on another front page worthy range! You always do such a tremendous job on your pages!
Thanks for nice comment about my pages Matt!