Trapper Peak Climber's Log

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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


NOO2 - Dec 28, 2007 7:00 pm

breezy  Sucess!

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.


hepcat241 - Nov 19, 2007 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Slightly Chilly on Top  Sucess!

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!


lindasyh - Nov 7, 2007 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

3 times - so far!  Sucess!

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.

T Sharp

T Sharp - Nov 6, 2007 11:38 pm

Many Times  Sucess!

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.


Saintgrizzly - Nov 6, 2007 2:04 am

Don't remember the exact day...

...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....

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