took ~45 minutes to summit from my car camp near junction with Telegraph Flat road. Yup - a bushwhack. No shortage of cows and cowpies too. Atmosphere smoky from esp. California wildfires. Must return for other peaks in the area. The lake is in a beautiful setting too.
Great hike with Mtybumpo (my son) after Thanksgiving.
Have done this one a few times while hanging out at Bloomington Lake. Incredible area, don't miss cliff jumping!
The entire area is awesome. The views on Mt St Charles are the highlight. This is my first Idaho peak, my first in the Bear River Range, and my first 9er of the year. Lots of bushwacking, though. Ascended from the West end of Telegraph Flat. Saw two mule deer, too.
We climbed Bloomington Peak in the middle of hunting season. There was only a little snow on the south side of the mountain but north face was covered in it. Nice peak in this area that offers great views of Saint Charles, Paris Peak, and mountains to the south.
Fun hike but I was a bit upset over the lack of snow. The view is the best of any mountain I've been on in the Bear River Range!