Trapper Peak Climber's Log

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erickn8318u - Jan 11, 2010 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2010

Exhausting snowshoe trek...  Sucess!

Was able to drive up the Forest road partway to the trailhead for Trail 133. Snowshoed up the steep slopes from the Forest road and then followed the basic trail route, although I couldn't find the trail in the 4-foot deep snow. The snow was windblown and consolidated at the summit area, so it was easier than snowshoeing down below in the DEEP powder. It was sunny all day--I made it to the summit just as the sun was setting, then coasted back down in the dark in record time.


TomMorton - Jan 28, 2010 9:40 pm

Re: Exhausting snowshoe trek...

Well done! What time did you begin? We are planning a mid-Feb climb up the Northeast Couloir. We are gonna head up Baker Creek. Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated. thanks. tm


brittonruss - Mar 1, 2010 8:12 pm

Re: Exhausting snowshoe trek...

Tom, how did the Northeast Couloir go? I'm thinking of climbing again via that route. Any avalanche hazards?


erickn8318u - Sep 8, 2010 12:36 am

Re: Exhausting snowshoe trek...

Hey, sorry about the non-reply...I didn't see your comment until today. (Is there a way to have SP email me when I receive a comment?) Anyway, I started around 8 AM Mountain time, so it was about a 9-hour climb until sunset. (I don't always keep in shape, and I had terrible tendinitis after that trek!)


edgetl - Nov 4, 2009 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Via Standard Trail  Sucess!

Well, sort of successful. My girlfriend and I made it to East Trapper. I'm very proud of her though. She has a hip condition which bothered her the whole way and it was her first Mountain. The view was amazing. I never thought I would be able to stand on top of the Mountain I gazed at every day as kid growing up in the Bitteroot Valley.


montaneer - Sep 13, 2009 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2003

Cloudy Summit  Sucess!

The weather wasn't co-operating and our views were not as hoped. Made some good time hiking and enjoyed the company. Will definitely make another attempt to get those anticipated views.


rmick25 - Sep 3, 2009 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2003

Standard shrouded route  Sucess!

Wasn't much of a view in the clouds but I love the feeling of isolation that they bring


Snowy - Jul 31, 2009 2:06 pm

3 times via std route  Sucess!

All great hikes; worth hiking before daylight and being there for the sunrise!


montanachris - Dec 16, 2008 10:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2004

One of my favs  Sucess!

Amazing view up top of the Pintlars to the east and massive Selway-Bitterroot/Frank Church country in all other directions. Once again this is an approx. date climbed.


pintlerpro - Dec 12, 2008 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2008

Late Fall alone time  Sucess!

Had a good day alone, and a good late fall day on the Peak.


Kadee - Nov 12, 2008 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

First Time to MT  Sucess!

This was my first time and first peak in MT. Saw a black bear across the Salmon River (ID) where I was camping this trip.

The Levitator

The Levitator - Aug 29, 2008 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

Good View  Sucess!

Trapper Peak was the first mountain I climbed, it had a great views. It was a blast! Climbed with Rebelgrizz, Tater, and JFK.


sprosseda - Jul 31, 2008 6:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2005

E Trapper and Trapper  Sucess!

Easy trail through lush forest. Went to East Trapper first, then up to main summit. Spectacular view of Bitterroot jagged ridges, lakes, forest, and rock glacier beneath North face. Could see the Missions, Pintlers, Beaverheads, and Bighorn Crags too. Great rugged mountain with nice approach.

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Jul 29, 2008 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2008

East (Baker Lake) Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the East Ridge accessed directly above Baker Lake - the Baker Lake Ridge Route described here. A great day out with Moni and Mike (thephotohiker).

mtn ear

mtn ear - Apr 18, 2008 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2005

NE Couloir  Sucess!

Great spring route. Highly recommend!

Dottie Little Tent

Dottie Little Tent - Apr 4, 2008 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 1996

clear day  Sucess!

great views. fun walk up. heard and saw lots of rockfall in the basin below.


lonewolf2401 - Apr 3, 2008 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1989

Trapper Peak via Gem Lake  Sucess!

Great view, great climb (if you go via Gem Lake). Just don't tell too many people! One of the all time classic camp sites.


benjohnson - Mar 29, 2008 5:55 pm

bunch of times  Sucess!

With my family as a kid, maybe when I was 12 or so the first time? Several more times over the years via various routes.

alpine climber

alpine climber - Jan 9, 2008 12:54 pm

multiple routes, multiple times  Sucess!

Have done this peak numerous times, from different approaches. Always a great day out.


nbasford - Dec 31, 2007 12:34 am

Do it  Sucess!

Great climb with group or family

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