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The Owyhee Mountains are a isolated range South of Boise near the Idaho Border. I have been in these mountains a bit but have yet to climb them and after I couldn't make it to the top eariler in the year due to snow I returned and climbed to the top of three main summits, War Eagle Mountin, Turntable Mountain and Hayden Peak (the top of Cinnabar Mountain).
Boise Peak is one of the last peaks I had to summit on the Boise Ridge. This ended up being one of my longer hikes as I started from the foot hills, hiked up to the peak then along the ridge and down another valley. In total I ended up walking 18 miles in about 9 hours.
Two of the bigger peaks at the Bogus Basin ski hill are Shafer Butte and Mores Mountain. It was high time I climbed to the top of these two summits so this was a short trip from the ski resort up the snow covered back side of Shafer Butte and then down and across to Mores Mountain.
Danskin Peak is the highest peak in a small range of mountains called the Danskins. Atop the peak is an old look out. My climb was to start on the South Fork of the Boise on the backside and spend the day climbing up the mountain. The climb was a nice hike in which I got to see lots of wildlife.
Bald Mountain (Owyhees)
Bald Mountain is a lower mountain in the Owhyees that gives a good view of them. The climb is a short climb from the Silver City road. After an attempt to climb to the top of some of the Owhyees early in the season I spent the day walking though a blizard and then the snow and ended up being way to deep. So after not climbing War Eagle, I drove and took a short hike to the top of Bald Mountain to enjoy the view.
2012-08-10 -> 2012-08-16
Located in the center of Sequoia National Park, the Kaweah Mountains are a rugged ridge that heads south from the Great Western Divide. This was a 6 day trip to base camp at the Big Arroyo river from which we did two climbs. One climb was up Mount Kaweah (13,802') and over to Second Kaweah (13680'). The second was a difficult class 3 up Black Kaweah (13680'). On the way out I climbed both Empire Mountain (11,550') and Sawtooth Peak (12,343').
Lost River Mountain
Lost River Mountain is the sixth tallest mountain in Idaho at an elevation of 12,078 feet. This was the last of the nine 12,000+ peaks I needed to climb. After a nice straight forward solo climb up the standard route, I had reached my goal of summiting all of Idaho's 12,000+ foot peaks.
Mount Idaho is the seventh tallest mountain in Idaho at an elevation of 12,065 feet. This was the second to last of the 12,000 foot mountains I needed to climb in Idaho and so on a nice August weekend I climbed Mount Idaho and then Lost River Mountain to complete the Idaho 12ers achievement.
2012-07-20 -> 2012-07-22
Castle Peak is a very Prominent peak in Idaho. At an elevation of 11,815 feet it is a good amount taller than it's surrounding neighbors and as such can be spotted from many peaks though out the state.
2012-07-04 -> 2012-07-08
It was time to return to the Sawtooth Mountains and climb Decker Peak, its third tallest peak at an elevation of 10,704 feet. I took an extra day off of work and got a five day weekend after the Fourth of July and backpacked 25 miles through the Sawtooths from Grandjean to Redfish Lake. A good paced trip with enough time to take a day to summit Decker Peak and stay two nights at Upper Cramer Lakes.
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