Excellent way to celebrate the winter Solstice. Light dusting of snow on the trail. Saw a few other groups. Beautiful!
5 months after ankle surg, good test of the steep.
A nice little snow hike along the west ridge for New Year's Eve with some folks from IdahoSummits. I'm sure that I'll be returning for some quick training!
Awesome day, Started around 10AM when the peak was in the clouds. They all burned off around noon time. T-shirt weather at the summit.
Good peak for training for trail runs or steep slopes.
Really love this little peak. Brought my kids and girlfriend up for their first-ever summit. Just a few minor patches of snow to cross at the top, but nothing my 10 year old daughter had any trouble with.
***So, the infamous flag, bottle of bourbon, and registry box were all gone. There was a ziplock baggie under a rock with a note from someone with the Fish & Game department. It said "I have your flag. If you want it, call.." but moisture had gotten into the bag so we couldn't read anything else.
I guess I don't understand why it would be taken. Seems pretty ridiculous to me.
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Fun snow banks at the top, about waist deep. Good 3 hour roundtrip from east route.
flailing, grasshopping, spitting
I fled to the top
stayed off trail the whole time, stuck to the steep western slopes
Really enjoyed the hike. Short and sweet workout hike when you want something close to town.
Made an 8 mile ridgewalk of the day, hitting several other peaklets. Turned around just after 4849. Huge amounts of deer poop in this area, but saw no deer - just one blue racer snake and some butterflies. No other people. Scenic green hillsides and lupine still in bloom, along with perfect weather. Total time 6 hours, moderate pace with a few leisurely stops.
4/13 note: Have summitted this a few more times since original date. That's because it's a FAST training hike. From home to summit and back home, someone in N or E Boise can get this done in ONLY 4 HOURS. Highly recommended, and different experience every time.
Finally met up with my IdahoSummits peeps for a night time ascent of this little gem. Conditions were perfect, still and beautiful. Guided by moonlight it was the perfect end to the 2011 season and start for the 2012.
Great night climb with JTW from Highway 21. 9th or 10th time up.
Climb this hill every weekend with my buddy and the dog. Made it to the top with the wife on 20111126. Great hike, and close to Boise.
Super Dave said there would be lots of critters and he was right.
It should not have taken me so long to succumb to W for such an effortless place to go. always worth it.
Beautiful day for a hike, started @ 8:00a.m, got back to the car @ noon. Took lots of breaks since this was the 1st climb of the year. Saw mondo amounts of dear and even three antelope. Very cool. Hardly a breeze which made for a pleasant rest after reaching the top. Saw lots of people from SP/Idahosummits on the logs, added my own now. Had a blast!
JP (Splattski) took me, my dog, and Gordy up his Denali training route. We were probably about an hour off his best pace but he patiently stayed with for the whole trip. Great view from the top.
Shuttle hike from Baldy (5299) to Cervidae. Mostly snowshoes with lots of ups and downs (4500 vertical / 10 miles)
Came up the north side, up the rocky canyon route, fun, and challenging, will be using this in the future as a training peak