To access the Lower Titus Traverse Route drive roughly 35 miles north of Ketchum, Idaho on Highway 75 until reaching Galena Summit at 8,701'. Just past the crest of the summit is a small parking area on the south side of the highway. Park here for this route.
Total Elevation Gain:2,500'
From the Galena Summit pullout, look for a well defined trail that climbs the ridge to the south of the pass. The trail is in good condition until reaching Pt. 9,636. At this point, the trail begins to fade as it heads southward.
Continue over Pt. 9,921 and then onto Lower Titus Peak. Turn southeastward and continue to follow the main crest of the Smoky Mountains toward Titus Peak. The last few vertical feet requires some maneuvering around rocky terrain, though no class III climbing should be neccesary.
If ascending in summer months, no special gear is required, other than extra water.
If traversing in the winter months, be sure to bring all neccesary avalanche equipment.
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