COEUR d’ALENE MOUNTAINS

The Coeur d’Alene range is a triangular group of mountains stretching from Lake Pend Oreille in the north to Lake Coeur d’Alene in the south, to Kellogg, Idaho in the east and then back to Lake Pend Oreille. The range is bounded by the Bitterroot Mountains in the east, the Coeur d’Alene River in the south and Coeur d’Alene Lake … Continue reading

South Chilco Mountain

This peak is found on page 56 where it is listed along with Chilco Mountain. Since the book was published new measurements for this peak and nearby Chilco Mountain. South Chilco is now listed as the highest point in the Chilco Mountains. In any event, you will likely want to climb both peaks if you are in the area. The peak … Continue reading

Blacktail Mountain

This peak is not in the book. Blacktail Mountain is located on the west side of Lake Pend Oreille, roughly 5.0 miles east of Cocallala, Idaho. The peak is one of 100 Idaho summits with more than two thousand feet of prominence (2770) which ensures it sees a few ascents by peakbaggers each year. Butler Mountain can also be accessed … Continue reading

Sunset Peak

This peak is not in the book. Climb this peak in conjunction with a climb of Pony Peak via FST-151. This trail mostly follows a ridge line. The Forest Service write-up for this trail states: “you will pass through a timbered area until you reach Pony Peak and then follow a long, grassy ridge that offers a beautiful panoramic view … Continue reading