LEMHI RANGE

The Lemhi Range is a quintessential linear mountain chain that runs from Salmon in a southeasterly direction for 100 miles to the Snake River Plain. It varies in width from 10 to 15 miles. The Pahsimeroi and Little Lost River Valleys border the range on its western side, and the Lemhi and Birch Creek Valleys parallel its eastern side. The … Continue reading

Bald Mountain 9006

Climbing information for this peak is found on page 310. Yet another Bald Mountain. This lesser Lemhi Range summit sits east of the main crest. Although the peak just barely tops 9,000 feet, getting to its summit requires over 3,600 feet of elevation gain. Southest Ridge, Class 2 Larry Prescott climbed this route in May of 2016 with his son … Continue reading

Peak 10220 (Liberty Mountain)

This peak is not in the book. Note the USGS Gilmore Quad shows the elevation as 10,111. More recent measurements put the elevation at 10,220 feet. Liberty Peak is located due east of Idaho State Highway 28 (ID-28) at Gilmore Summit and east of Meadow Lake. Based on my observations, I believe the peak can be climbed via its northern … Continue reading

Peak 10715 (Mount Inspiration)

Climbing information for this peak is found on page 305. Mount Inspiration is, well, inspiring. The name was suggested by Rick Baugher who made the first recorded ascent. The ridge between Inspiration and Prescott Peak is passable. The most efficient route from the east is to follow the ridge from Prescott. Rick Baugher climbed the peak from the west. Class 3 … Continue reading

Peak 10693 (Prescott Peak)

This peak is not in the book. Prescott Peak is located on the main Lemhi Range crest between Mount Inspiration and Medusa. The peak presents an impressive 1,700-foot north face toward Davis Creek. The peak was unofficially named after Larry Prescott who died near its summit on October 29, 2016. A group of climbers, led by Larry’s friend John Platt, summitted the … Continue reading

Foss Mountain

Access and climbing information for this peak is found on page 307. Foss Mountain, named by miners, sits west of the Lemhi Crest. A mining road leads from the valley nearly to the summit. It was in terrible shape for driving in 1981 and has likely deteriorated with the passing of time. The road provides trail-like access at a minimum … Continue reading

Peak 10681

This peak is not in the book. Peak 10,681 is located on the main Lemhi Range crest between Midway Mountain to the south and The Clapper to the north. Foss Mountain is west of Peak 10,681. I climbed the peak in 1981 via the connecting ridge from Foss Mountain. More recently, Larry Prescott climbed the peak on an epic 13-mile, 7,300-foot … Continue reading

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