Little Saint Joe Climber's Log

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mtmtnslayer406 - Feb 24, 2024 10:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2023

A Big Day!  Sucess!

Completed as part of a traverse from St. Joe to Kootenai Creek!


Kruser - Jan 19, 2024 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2022

Great outing   Sucess!

Climbed with a group of friends. fun little summit block. Hope to make it back up and over to the true summit of saint joe.


droot - Jul 5, 2023 10:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2023

Came in from the St Joe side  Sucess!

Looped from Bass Lake down the little St Joe trail, hitting all three (Stormy, St Joe, lil' St Joe) along the ridge. Made for a hard day, lots of class 3, with some decent exposure at times.


guerinak - Jun 19, 2020 12:01 am

Still Skiing  Sucess!

Quick ski before work in June. North side melted out so skied back down the main trail. Wish I had time to ski St. Joe, which looked pretty epic!


missoula - Jun 15, 2020 6:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2019

Good elevation training mountain  Sucess!

Checked off little saint Joe, Saint Joseph Peak and Stormy Joe are next on the list!


larch32 - Jun 23, 2019 8:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2019

What a pleasure!  Sucess!

New contender for favorite hike near Missoula. Some of the best views I've seen of the Bitterroot and a reasonably good road and trail. I'd recommend this to anyone who doesn't mind a fairly solid uphill grade.


HikesWithDogs - Jun 27, 2015 12:53 pm

Where's my bottle?  Sucess!

Climbed up in a rather smoky July. The huckleberries were plentiful, which made for a slow hike. We learned that our 10 year old lab likes to pick them straight from the plant and eat 'em up :) Wanted to push on for Big St. Joe, but a lost water bottle at the top of 'Little' and the huck feast made for a full day as it was.


Wildcat - Dec 13, 2014 11:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014

On the way to St Joseph  Sucess!

Second time up, just on my way to St. Joseph pk. Pretty smokey but still cool


palblinker - Oct 25, 2014 1:32 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014

East Ridge  Sucess!

First time up and tried to take on Saint Joseph. Sadly we ran a little late and didn't know the route up St. Joseph.


jdarr67 - Jun 24, 2014 11:55 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2014

Morning Hike  Sucess!

Standard route. Lots of snow up higher. Fun to hike up the hard set snow. Had the whole peak to myself. Great day.

bitterrootadventure - Aug 14, 2012 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012

First time up Little St Joe  Sucess!

We started off thinking we were going to hike up Sheafman Creek, but the further down the valley we got it seemed like the smoke was getting thicker so we stopped to do Little St Joe Peak. It was a tough and hot day, but made it up. Needed to get acclimatized more at the beginning though.


MTfred19 - Jan 17, 2012 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012

Winter Trip  Sucess!

Skinned up the ridge with a headlamp to the RM cabin the night before, stayed with some very nice folks there and had a great time in the cozy cabin. Continued to the top the next day in strong windy conditions, but some pretty excellent views. Snow was pretty crusty up high from the wind but decent skiing in the trees on the east slope. I bet there are quite a few folks out there that have been up this one way too many times to remember!


MtMtnHiker - Mar 15, 2011 12:00 am

Easy walk up  Sucess!

Loved the alpine larch stand on the way up.


MTfred19 - Mar 5, 2011 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Trail up SE ridge  Sucess!

On the way to Big St. Joe. 2nd time on top.


urnotreal - Aug 18, 2010 11:59 pm

Good hike  Sucess!

August 2006
A good steep trail up. Late start kept us from continuing on to St Joe.

highice - Mar 17, 2010 10:47 am Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2009

solo ski  Sucess!

Fun ski on a clear day! Had to call my friend, who's at work, from the summit to rub it in.


juneauhiker - Feb 26, 2010 6:33 pm

Trail  Sucess!

A well deserved rest stop on the way to and From St Joseph Peak. I got to see epic views of the Kootenai Fire on the descent.


montanachris - Dec 16, 2008 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2005

Great hike  Sucess!

Another fantastic Bitterroot summit. If I had to pick ONE area to seek my adventures in for the rest of my life, I'd have to choose the Selway-Bitterroot country. P.S. This is not the exact date of my climb. (My apologies to the purists)


mhimber - Sep 10, 2008 2:16 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2008

happy birthday count grizzly!  Sucess!

vernon's birthday climb. unfortunately the regular joe part got white room snowed out. still a fun day out with mike hoyt and vernon. the trail didn't seem too grunt-y to me. can see how this would be a fun backcountry ski destination.


Saintgrizzly - Sep 7, 2008 9:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2008

Standard Route/Trail  Sucess!

Climbed with Meleah and Mike Hoyt; good trail most of the way, but it's a grunt! We had intended to also do Saint Joseph Peak, but ran into spitting snow around 8,000 feet, which by the time we hit the summit (9,033'), was steady, with a cold wind and almost no visibility. At this point it was our unanimous decision to turn around--footing was quite uncertain, Saint Joseph's was still two miles away via a ridge that gets pounded with wind, plus that summit was still over 500 feet higher than where we were. It's always difficult to turn back, but it was a no-brainer--absolutely the right call!

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