THE LOST AND WANDERING by Joe Leonard

[Editor’s Note: Joe Leonard is a man who spent his first five years living in the Idaho backcountry in his grandparents cabin. From that point, his life just got more interesting each year.  He was behind many “first” accomplishments in Idaho, including the first winter ascent of Mount Regan, the first backcountry skiing guide service in the United States, the … Continue reading

Summit Idaho by Outdoor Idaho

In 2013 Idaho Public Television’s iconic  series Outdoor Idaho broadcast a show dedicated to mountain climbing in Idaho. The show included ascents of Vienna Peak in the Sawtooth Range, Scotchman Peak in the Cabinet Mountains, Gilmore Peak in the Lemhi Range and He Devil in the Seven Devils Mountains. Click on this link to view the show courtesy of Outdoor Idaho. Many … Continue reading

Dr. Evilio Echevarria

Evilio Echeverria was on a personal quest to explore the world when he arrived in Sun Valley from Chile in 1953. He took a job as a waiter at the lodge where he met Louis Stur. Stur quickly invited him into his climbing circle and the two shared many adventures over the next three years. The following photos were provided … Continue reading

Arval Anderson, Early Sawtooth Explorer and Surveyor.

Dave Pahlas provided the following historical information about Arval Anderson who was an early surveyor and mountaineer in the Sawtooths. He is credited with naming several Sawtooth peak. Dave reports that “on the summit of Peak 9704”, I found a large stone marker proposing that the peak be named after Arval L. Anderson. This led to some Internet searching and … Continue reading