Bitterroot Mountains

The Bitterroot Mountains are covered in the book from page 82 through page 94. Please check those pages for additional information. The Bitterroot Mountains are a group of mountains primarily created by map makers and not by fault blocking or granitic intrusions. The map makers’ creation combines parts of the Coeur d’Alene and Clearwater Mountains to form a long narrow … Continue reading

Shoshone Range

The Shoshone Range is a small subrange which is tucked into the west side of the Bitterroot Mountains northeast of Kellogg. This small, north-to-south trending range is roughly I2 miles long and 5 miles in width. It is separated from the Coeur d’Alene Mountains on the west by the Coeur d’Alene River and from the Bitterroot by Big Creek and … Continue reading

Peak 6540

This peak is not in the book. Peak 6540 is located on the Idaho-Montana border in the Bitterroot Mountain Range of the Clearwater National Forest. It is the first peak, of more than 300 feet prominence, just west of Lolo Pass. Use FS-595 from Lolo Pass and climb to a junction on the west side of the peak in 3.6 miles. Large … Continue reading

Peak 5684

This peak is not in the book. Peak 5684 is located on the Idaho-Montana border in the Bitterroot Mountain Range of the Clearwater National Forest. This peak is located just northeast of Lolo Pass. Like many peaks in this area, it is covered by thick forests on one side and an old clearcut on another slope. To climb the peak, … Continue reading

Peak 7657

This peak is not in the book. Peak 7657 sits on the Idaho-Montana border south of Wahoo Pass and west of the Twin Lakes. The peak is located at the upper end of Montana’s Lost Trail Pass in the Bitteroot Mountain Range. I got snowed out of the area after climbing Peak 7544 in late June 2016. However, before leaving … Continue reading

Peak 7544

This peak is not in the book. Peak 7544 sits northwest of Twin Lakes near the Idaho County/Ravalli County border in the Bitteroot National Forest. Wahoo Pass is located on the peak’s south ridge and Lost Horse Pass on its eastern ridge. The peak is accessed via the Lost Horse Road from US-93 south of Hamilton, Montana. This good gravel … Continue reading

Peak 8180 (Lewis and Clark Ridge)

This peak is not in the book. Peak 8180, also known as Lewis and Clark Ridge, is the southernmost Bitterroot Mountain summit along the range’s crest. It is located due west of US-93 at Lost Trail Pass and it is the highest point of the Lost Trail Pass Ski Resort. The peak also lies on the border of Idaho County and … Continue reading

Peak 6927

This peak is not in the book. This peak sits directly on the Bitterroot Mountains crest and the Idaho-Montana border. Dan Saxton provided the following information on the peak: “It’s not that significant of a peak, and I actually don’t have any distinctive photos of it from a distance (the pic below is of me on top). Basically, it is … Continue reading

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