Peak 8356 (Cly Basin Peak)

This peak is not in the book. This is another remote Lick Creek Range summit.  Cly Basin Peak sits south east of Lick Creek Summit and, of course, above remote and granitic Cly Basin. Use the link below to read John Platt’s trip report which includes his GPS track. USGS Topo: Box Lake … 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

Clarke Mountain

This peak is not in the book. Clarke Mountain sits above the North Fork Clearwater River near Pierce, Idaho. To climb this peak use the link below to Hiking from Here’s write up which includes access information. USGS Clarke Mountain   … Continue reading

The Clapper

Climbing information for this peak is found on page 307. The Clapper is overshadowed by it giant neighbor, Bell Mountain. Nevertheless, it is a worthy goal. Larry Prescott’s trip report, linked below, provides great photos and additional ascent information which will help get you to the summit. Class 2 via the Southwest Ridge north of Deep Creek. … Continue reading

Clifty Mountain

Clifty Mountain is found on page 51. A P2K summit. This peak, which has 2,165 feet of prominence, appears to be gaining in popularity as the population of northern Idaho grows. Here is another take on the access which updates the information in the book. The Clifty Mountain Trail, FST-182 will take you from the trailhead to the summit in 1.5 … Continue reading


The Clearwaters are Idaho’s largest mountain grouping and cover most of north central Idaho. These mountains are formed mostly of Idaho Batholith granite, covered in places by scattered deposits of older sedimentary and metamorphic rocks that have yet to erode away. During the Pleistocene ice age alpine glaciers carved cirques and lake basins into the sides of higher Clearwater peaks. … Continue reading