Nice day with fog rolling over the top off and on. Went up 'The Rocks' route.
Climbed with my little bro for my second peak since shoulder surgery. Was a nice steep heart pounding grade. Should come in useful as a steep training mountain. Was my bro's first summit. Was a beautiful day!
Started up the steep NW ridge with cleated snow shoes, but about half way up needed cramp-ons and used them all the way down with little post holing. I used a Whip-It hiking pole, but also had my ice ax along. The north summit ridge was corniced like I've never seen and the summit register and half the flag pole were buried in snow.
A really fun snowshoe. Saw a lot of deer and elk and it was really windy in spots. Great local mountain with a lot of good looking routes. The view was also really great.
Lots of fresh snow on top. Saw 4 elk on the way. Made it to within about 100 yards of the top, but the deep snow and cornices made it a bit too dificult to move and I didnt have snowshoes with me. The snow was about 4 feet deep. Fun route. I brought the ice axe but a treking pole would have probably done the trick. That Rocky Canyon route looks like a blast...might have to try it before I head back north.
so windy it was hard to look for elk. A little fresh snow on the ground
Climbed this twice. Great for its short steep routes.
Climbed the SW ridge from the Mores Creek bridge. Crossed points 3697’, 3931’, and 4326’ on the way. Saw over twenty deer, five different groups of them. Here’s some photos.
My very first Idaho peak about a week after moving here. Short and steep.
Climbed on a cloudy but warm winter day with IdahoSummits. Did not encounter any snow until about the 4,000' mark.
I've climbed this peak more than any other peak on my list. It is only about 15 minutes from my house and offers up several interesting and steep routes.
I live just 5 miles away and this is my trainer. Great views for the effort. Good wintertime ice ax workout