PIONEER MOUNTAINS

By almost any measure, the Pioneer Mountains is Idaho’s premier mountain range. Its peaks are high and wild. The rock is good. The scenic vistas are terrific. The lakes are pristine. The range stretches from west to east between Ketchum and Arco, Idaho covering a distance of nearly 50 miles. At its widest, the range is nearly 25 miles wide. … Continue reading

Peak 10184 (Little Kane Peak) by Margo Mandella

Summit of Little Kane Peak, mid-ground left. Photo - Steve Mandella.

This peak is not in the book. Peak 10184, also known as Little Kane Peak, is found on the north end of the long ridge that divides Boulder and Wildhorse Creeks from Kane Creek in the Pioneer Mountain Range of the Challis National Forest. Little Kane Peak is located slightly more than 2 miles northeast of Peak 10942, Purgatory Peak, which lies immediately … Continue reading

Peak 10840

This peak is not in the book. Unofficially called Long Ridge Peak by Rick Baugher, Peak 10840 sits due east of The Box and just north of Upper Box Lake. It can be climbed via steep slopes from the lake. USGS Grays Peak … Continue reading

Peak 10096 (Copper Trail Peak)

This peak is not in the book. Another Pioneer Mountains peak accessed from Copper Basin, Peak 10096 sits just southwest of Glide Mountain and is accessed via the Copper Trail which crosses the conecting saddle. Use the link below to see Dan Robbins’ trip report. USGS Star Hope Mine   … Continue reading

Peak 10354 (Moose Perch)

This peak is not in the book. Sometimes called the Moose Perch, this peaks is located north of the Angels Perch and just above Moose Lake. It is the northernmost peak on the ridge that parallels Wildhorse Canyon on its east side. I use the link below to see Dan Robbins’ trip report. USGS Standhope Peak   … Continue reading

Peak 10420 (Coco Peak)

This peak is not in the book. Coco Peak is one of seven summits that surround Star Hope Creek. The peak’s are best accessed from Copper Basin. John Platt and Dan Robbins climbed South Star Hope, Skyline Peak, Pioneer Peak (aka Drummond Peak) and Skyline Peak in one day. Use the links below to access their trip reports. USGS Star … Continue reading

Peak 10248 (Skyline Peak)

This peak is not in the book. Skyline Peak is one of seven summits that surround Star Hope Creek. The peak’s are best accessed from Copper Basin. John Platt and Dan Robbins climbed South Star Hope, Skyline Peak, Pioneer Peak (aka Drummond Peak) and Coco Peak in one day. Use the links below to access their trip reports. USGS Star … Continue reading

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