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.
Wasn't much of a view in the clouds but I love the feeling of isolation that they bring
All great hikes; worth hiking before daylight and being there for the sunrise!
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.
Had a good day alone, and a good late fall day on the Peak.
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.
Trapper Peak was the first mountain I climbed, it had a great views. It was a blast! Climbed with Rebelgrizz, Tater, and JFK.
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.
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).
Great spring route. Highly recommend!
great views. fun walk up. heard and saw lots of rockfall in the basin below.
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.
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.
Have done this peak numerous times, from different approaches. Always a great day out.
Great climb with group or family
Me and a buddy climbed trapper on a beautiful clear winter day. Then some front moved in and the winds were strong enough to blow us over, I don't know how fast that is. We dug a snow cave at 9300 feet and slept like babies. Woke up to another beautiful day.
It was a really nice day, a little hazy from fires in Idaho, but well worth the hike. We had the summit all to ourselves, too!
4 Aug '07 - Climbed the Gem Lake Gully Route with friends. This route is far more interesting than the boring slog up the standard route.
5 Aug '06 - To the top via the standard route with my husband and brother-in-law.
August 2001 - We did our first "big summit" in the Bitterroots while on vacation looking for property. The summit was covered with bright blue butterflies - very magical and a good omen. We retired to the Bitterroot in 2004.
I have hiked and skied from the summit many times, starting with the NRM`s then the ACOM led trips. This is a really fun intro to skiing in the Bitterroots.
...but as in Montanaboy's entry from three years later, it was extremely hot. July of 2000—I just don't remember the exact date. From the summit I remember seeing flames from an exploding fire in Idaho; little did I know at the time that was merely the beginning of a difficult summer of smoke and fire! Also, this was my first bear encounter of any kind—just as I was pulling out of the parking area at day's end, a black bear ran out a few feet in front of my vehicle. He had probably been watching me load gear, and then the vehicle startled him when it began moving. Talk about grace and beauty in motion...! This climb was back when I still had no camera. Sigh....