Jackson Peak Climber's Log

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Annalikeslenses - Sep 26, 2019 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2018

Ew. Ticks.  Sucess!

There's nothing particularly _hard_ about this hike, just a steady strenuous slog to the summit, but the trail is open to dirtbikes and quite eroded in sections, which makes for uncomfortable walking. Worse, this trail obviously doesn't see much maintenance so it's impossible to walk through the brushy sections without rubbing against the overgrown plants...which are infested with ticks. We must have killed / picked off 50-100 of them and found one latched to my friend's scalp later. Nice summit views, but if you're going to do this one, don't do it in late spring / early summer unless you feel like facing off a tick army!


idpeakgirl - Jul 20, 2016 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2016

Gorgeous Hike  Sucess!

Beautiful morning hike, started at 9, it warmed up to the 80s, and breezes near the top were amazing. Took the standard hiking trail; 3 hours to the top with my 2 companions. Great trail, lush ferns near the bottom. Views of the Sawtooths and Wolf Mountain around the top were awesome.


Robron234 - Jul 7, 2015 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

Jackson Peak summit  Sucess!

A deceptively steep hike! I did this with my friend Jon Oh and never saw so many ticks.....we had to start burning them off our clothes! I didn't bring enough water and got dehydrated by the hike. The summit had a outpost, and there was a great view of the Boise mountains.....including Wolf Peak. The Sawtooths were visible near by as well.


Deltaoperator17 - May 28, 2013 11:07 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

Many times  Sucess!

Have tagged this peak several times in the winter (full snow) and this was my first Spring... messsy! lots of snow remenants and wet ground this time.


melissaacree - Nov 15, 2007 11:12 am Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2006

Great Views  Sucess!

Did this in October, not too much snow. Fire damage is evident in the area, but the views of surrounding mountian ranges along the way are quite spectacular.


boisedoc - Jul 19, 2006 12:26 am Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2006

Snowshoe  Sucess!

Fairly long day of snowshoeing. Huge cornices near the top.


SawtoothSean - Feb 17, 2006 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1999

Occupied  Sucess!

Mountain Biked up and much to my surprise there were two people living in the Fire Lookout. I helped them move some wood and went on my way.

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