I was short on time, so I skipped the traverse. I think it is quite a bit more efficient from the road up Owl Creek. This is a surprisingly rugged summit compared to other peaks in the vicinity. not exactly sure the best route. I tried to stay near the ridge crest but got pushed off toward the west a couple of times. there is occasional exposure off the east face if you stay on the ridge top
I went for the Smokies traverse and thought you really get a lot of bang for your buck! My car did most of the vertical. The Owl Creek approach did look more appealing than I imagined though. I added Camas County HP to the end in case I decide to go for ID CoHPs one day. I was surprised by the difficulty of traversing from Saviers to Camas CoHP (I'll post more about it on that page).
I left on the hour so I recall the times:
1:00 Lower Titus
7 hours car to car
My trusty cattle dog was my climbing partner.
This was the most interesting Peak of the day. Hiked Titus and Bromaghin too. Great views.
Tagged Titus too
This was a tough hike on a up-and-down ridge. Saviers is a cool summit and worth the effort though.
Once of the most grueling hikes I have ever done. Its a tough long day...There were major wildfires burning that day so pictures from that trip were zilch, along with the views, and boy did my lungs hurt days after that. Still a fun hike!