Great hike up Little Elk Creek with boisedoc. Really pretty area and a fun climb. Trip Report
SuperDave and I made it across several exciting crossings of Little Elk Creek down low- running quite high with the high snow year- the only casualty was a lost pole that floated downstream. up high, the snow was supportive. we used crampons off and on up the northwest ridge. we then dropped across the basin to climb Little Elk Peak. great fun. Some good Teton views
Saw 3 mountain goats along with a great view. Much easier hike then we expected. Do it!
This was a great climb. I went up with some friends and a group of students from BYUI. There was still enough snow that we were able to spend most of the upper half on top of the white stuff. The students had the chance to learn how to use crampons and ice axe and how to arrest. Fun day with some fun people.
I have been on top of Mt Baird 6 times, and the last time was the best. I packed skis up to the snow line in early May 05. I skinned up to the summit, and made some fun turns skiing down. It was an awesome day, one of my best in the mountains. It is a great Teton view, and the other peaks of the Snake River Range look fantastic from the summit.
Dennis Poulin and myself were working on the Idaho county highpoints and this was one we really enjoyed. We car camped at the TH and was able to get up and down before an afternoon thunderstorm rolled in.