Saint Mary Peak Climber's Log

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Young Royce

Young Royce - Apr 29, 2017 11:13 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2016

Snowshoe/Snowboard  Sucess!

Summited about 1pm. Beautiful Day, some wet slides on descent. Had to abandon the car about 2+ miles before the trailhead due to snow.

lldeboer - Nov 15, 2015 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2015

Saint Mary Climb  Sucess!

More snow than anticipated but still a great day.

HikesWithDogs

HikesWithDogs - Sep 3, 2015 5:23 pm

Ol' Trusty!  Sucess!

3rd summit this year. St. Mary Peak is always fun if you need a quick daytime diversion with some out-of-town friends. 3.2 miles up a nice, clear trail, with the objective plainly in sight for the last mile up. Classic Bitterroot views and the occasional visit with the lookout staffer are among the charms St. Mary has to offer.

boisedoc

boisedoc - Aug 31, 2015 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2015

Backup plan #4  Sucess!

forest fires in Idaho forced us to do a "Hail Mary" and head over to Montana for a quick hike on our way to Canada. Very nice trail to the summit and had a nice visit with the person manning the lookout. Too smoky to see much other than the Heavenly Twins. This was our first Bitterroot summit and it looks like a nice area but probably too far from Boise to frequent.

Treeline12000

Treeline12000 - Aug 13, 2015 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2015

Amazing Bitterroots  Sucess!

Could see this peak from the cabin we stayed at in the Bitterroot Valley. Windy hike with amazing views.

Wildcat

Wildcat - Aug 3, 2015 12:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2015

sunset  Sucess!

7th time up, 55 min to the top. Great place to watch the sunset.

Sophia

Sophia - Jun 17, 2015 12:49 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2014

Beautiful Hike, Inspiring Summit  Sucess!

First time on this well maintained trail. Sunny and warm on the hike up, but the summit was bitterly cold and blustery. Stood a long time looking east and fantasizing about an attempt at the Heavenly Twins. Will be trying that soon!

MTfred19

MTfred19 - Jan 31, 2015 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2015

Great Tour!  Sucess!

The snow has been terrible around here for skiing lately, but we decided to get out anyway. We put 4 chains on my buddy's Ranger and were able to get up the icy road a little ways to about 4800 feet. Skinned up the east side, cutting switchbacks to the trailhead, and on up towards the summit. The last 400 feet we ditched the skis to walk up the rocky windblown slopes. The summit cabin has a little trapdoor on the east side for winter access to the shelter. Sure helped to get out of the wind! Returned pretty much the same way and the ski down was not so great due to the crappy snow. Oh well, it was still a fun day on the mountain under a beautiful blue sky!

Wildcat

Wildcat - Dec 10, 2014 1:28 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2014

Sunrise  Sucess!

5th time up. Solo on this one. Made it up at 6:30AM for a nice sunrise tried for the Heavenly twins but was turned back atop Disappointment Peak great hike though. Also hiked down to St.Marys lakes

palblinker

palblinker - Oct 11, 2014 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2014

Fall Summit  Sucess!

Started the hike off and was pretty warm and got chilly fast as the cold front came in. Was in the clouds, windy, and a little bit of snow flying. It was amazing. Finished the hike in 3 hours round trip.

awhite28

awhite28 - Jul 1, 2014 12:10 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2008

Nice views  Sucess!

Nice fall hike with a great friend.

jdarr67

jdarr67 - May 2, 2014 6:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013

Standard Route  Sucess!

Great way to celebrate Independence Day with Alana, Nic, Mark, Damon and Patti. A good family hiking peak. Great views to the west, for sure.

Tnarg

Tnarg - Jan 16, 2013 12:54 pm

Wow  Sucess!

Did this solo, was a fun hike. The lookout was open, so I sat up there and used the fire triangulation equipment to locate a fire burning in Idaho. I lugged up a half bottle of merlot and sipped on it enjoying the view before I hiked back down. Would love to go again someday, the views were outstanding!

WOLFrising

WOLFrising - Jan 7, 2013 1:05 am

Long road up  Sucess!

Summer 2011

Climbed solo. Long road to the trailhead. Easy hike and great views of a bunch of small tarns from the top. The lookout was manned, and I learn plenty about the surrounding peaks!

larch32

larch32 - Mar 5, 2012 11:37 pm

Yehaw  Sucess!

Chilly and new snow.

distressbark

distressbark - Jul 5, 2011 8:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

fun trail  Sucess!

Spectacular views from the top on a cloudless yet slightly hazy 4th of July. We followed the summit ridge to the south and glissaded down towards McCalla Lake... still plenty of skiing to be had in the south bowl!

mtn ear

mtn ear - Apr 10, 2011 10:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2003

Several times...  Sucess!

An easy hike. Have been up here several times since, but on this first occasion I carried my two year old daughter on a beautiful early fall day. Got a great picture of her sitting on the pit toilet that still hangs in our bathroom!

MtMtnHiker

MtMtnHiker - Mar 14, 2011 1:02 am

Easy Peak

Must hike if you live near the Bitterroot.

MTfred19

MTfred19 - Mar 5, 2011 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006

Trail up SE ridge  Sucess!

Approximate date. 2nd time on summit. Hiked with my parents to the top on a smoky day during the Gash Creek fires. The ladybugs kept biting us!

bighigaz

bighigaz - Dec 2, 2010 2:11 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2010

Solo Summit  Sucess!

Somehow given my late start I was priveledged to be the first on the trail and the first on the summit. Unless you count my dog, who ran up ahead of me! It was quiet, peaceful, and the last day before the snow came! This was my first Bitterroot summit, and will certainly not be the last! Round-trip time was 3:15, including 30 minutes (maybe a little more...) enjoying the quiet summit. Thanks to my wife for allowing me to escape alone on my birthday... and for "hailing" my return with an amazing birthday dinner! I love you Suzanne.

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