Quick climb up to distract from the hangover...good way to start the year, tho.
Have climbed this numerous times. Usually just up the ridge. Now there is a switchback trail that is good for trail runners.
Started hiking up the switchbacks then took the more direct route up the ridge. Nice hike with great views. Gets a ton of traffic!
The ridge is fairly steep and provides for a good early and late season hike when snow covers larger mountains. Its proximity to town makes it a nice hike to do when you don't have a lot of time. The views from the top are quite pleasant. Probably the busiest hill in the area.
I went straight up the ridge instead of taking the switchbacks. Great view of Hailey during the entire hike. I recommend doing this hike in spring or fall instead of summer like me. It was a very hot day. Good view of the Pioneer Mountains from the top.
This is a easy hike with a trail to the top. The trail is southerly exposed and melts out early in the season.
This hike is a classic. The first 4/5's of the climb is very strenuos but rewarding with many places to stop and drink in the view. The views are to die for and the work-out is splendid. The valley looks so very flat from the summit and the Pioneer Mtns are very vivid. This is not a hike to be over looked.