Trapper Peak Climber's Log

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BrianChase - Aug 27, 2012 2:54 pm

Mellow hike  Sucess!

Nice Views, if i had more time would not have done the standard route.


JLuthanen - Aug 20, 2012 1:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

Smokey  Sucess!

Hiked via the standard route after car camping at the trailhead. Parking lot to summit in 3hrs, steep grade most of the way up (as opposed to standard 10-12% grade, closer to 20%). Big fire in the Selway-Bitteroot wilderness shrouded most long distance views. Summited East Trapper afterwards, and had a snowball fight in mid August - good times

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Jun 22, 2012 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

One of my best memories from my year in MT  Sucess!

One of the last hikes Leah and I did before leaving beautiful Montana for Colorado. Hiked via the standard route and had the mountain to ourselves. Man, I miss Montana...


larch32 - Mar 5, 2012 11:38 pm

Fall color.  Sucess!

Beautiful hike.


distressbark - Oct 4, 2011 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011

Gem Lake Gully  Sucess!

Climbed via Gem Lake Gully, descended via Baker Lake Ridge. Fantastic route! Glad we were able to break up what sounds like a rather monotonous trail slog with some fun route finding and scrambling on the Gem Lake Gully Route. Spectacular views from the top... spotted upwards of 10 separate smoke plumes from wildfires in Montana and Idaho.


MTfred19 - Mar 5, 2011 2:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Trail up east ridge  Sucess!

2nd time up the standard route.


urnotreal - Aug 18, 2010 11:47 pm

Good day  Sucess!

July 2004
Went with my buddy, Abe. Discovered my new favorite Bitterroot Mountain: El Capitan.


ianc82 - Aug 16, 2010 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2010

perfect day  Sucess!

A perfect day with amazing weather. Hiked from Trapper Peak TH and summitted via standard route. Had two separate black bear encounters!

JFKitty - Jul 12, 2010 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

First Climb  Sucess!

First climb and with all three of The Boys. Awesome day.

Pack Addict

Pack Addict - Apr 11, 2010 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009

Baker to Gem route   Sucess!

Hike up here several times, Refreshing and spledid views. Taking the Gem lake route offers a few places for your dog to cool off.


brittonruss - Mar 1, 2010 8:11 pm Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2010

Solo Winter Climb  Sucess!

Great climb, could only get a mile up the Trapper Peak Trail access road, snowshoed from there up to the trail head. Then slogged up to the summit the next day. Beautiful views!


juneauhiker - Feb 26, 2010 5:34 pm

Nice hike.  Sucess!

Great views of the Bitterroot mountains and valley.


alpinelight - Feb 8, 2010 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 1997

Great trip  Sucess!

Great trip with friend Erik and father in law Larry. Also Larry's dog Gabi made it to the summit.


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

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