SW ridge was nice terrain. Went to Clark CoHP first, then Scott, then onto Huhs Horn. It's worth it to spend some time traversing the ridgeline- the summit of Scott is so broad that to me it's not particularly interesting to just sit in one spot for an hour like I would normally do.
I decided to try my luck on descending the south ridge of HH, since it leads right back to the trail. Got to the end of the first tower and decided to abort before trying anything scary. I was able to descend a class3 gully into the bowl on Scott's west face, but even that wasn't a sure thing until I got past the very last cliff band. Shortcut probably not recommended. Although I did see some amazing sea creature fossils in that bowl!
This was my first trip to the Beaverhead Mountains. It was a fun hike in and the roads to get to the trailhead where surprisingly good.
Slogged up the loose rubble of the southwest ridge to the summit, visited Webber and the Clark County HP as well. Just an okay hike but a really neat mountain/surrounding area. Once off the Nicholia ranch access road it becomes quite rutted; getting a Subaru or similar vehicle to the trailhead could be interesting.
ALTERNATE ROUTE: Webber Creek (East side)
This was an awesome adventure. I took my mountain bike from the Webber creek TH through nice forests interspersed with open meadows. Steep climbing made for a hike a bike around 8000 feet for a bit around the old cabins. I saw nobody the whole day. Then the best part the upper three lakes are picaresque and somehow the whitebark pine in this basin has eluded the barkbeetles that have ravaged them elsewhere (for now). The upper lake is pure alpine. It seems as if you are in a remote basin in Ladakh rather than Idaho! Just chaotically twisting and folded rock and lots of scree. Not going to lie the scramble up Scott from the lake is steep and difficult. Fortunately on the descent I had some snow patched left for glissading otherwise this would have been a bit heinous. The views of Diamond to Bell are great with the empty Lemhi valley almost as it was hundreds of years ago. You can see Borah and the Lost River range clearly as well as the Tetons, Hilgard and the empty basin and ranges to the north. A very seldom visited place as the register shows. I know the west approach is easier peakbaggers, but try to remember why you peakbag, to visit other areas you might not have before right? In that case I can totally recommend the Webber creek route. It is an advanced bike ride ( but the downhill was quick!) but it can and has been done as a dayhike or maybe more preferably given the outstanding nature of the upper basin, as an overnight.
I wasn't too sure we could climb this so early in the season but turned out we didn't even need snowshoes. Decent snow for cramponing up high. Certainly worth the traverse to Huh's Horn (Webber not so much). Good views up the Lemhis and into Montana
Thanks to Dean and Bob for their description of this peak I made it. A couple of notes; Its 4 miles up the forest service road to the gate. The road is rutted but I straddled it with a Toyota Camry & made it to the end. Scott took me 5 hours RT with a half hour on top.
Dean Molen and I got a late start on this one, getting away from the TH a little after noon. See Dean's trip report here. Unfortunately for Dean his legs felt like lead that day, so he was unable to maintain a pace that would get us up the peak and down before dark, so I finally was forced to go on without waiting. After achieving the summit ridge south of the summit, I first turned left and summited the peak. Then I headed south along the ridge to bag the two candidate spots for highpoint of Clark County, Idaho. Hiking up and over Webber Peak, then ESE along the ridge toward the county line, touching the highest points within the two contours that define those two candidates. It was getting rather late in the day before I headed back to the SW ridge to meet Dean and descend. We got back to our vehicle just before darkness fell. Dean was able to return to Scott and summit two years later.
Visited this peak as well as Webber Peak (county highpoint of Clark county) with fellow SP member, Dennis Poulin.