Summit Idaho by Outdoor Idaho

In 2013, Idaho Public Television’s iconic series Outdoor Idaho broadcast a show dedicated to mountain climbing in Idaho. The show included ascents of Vienna Peak in the Sawtooth Range, Scotchman Peak in the Cabinet Mountains, Gilmore Peak in the Lemhi Range, and He Devil in the Seven Devils Mountains. Click on this link to view the show courtesy of Outdoor Idaho. Many … Continue reading

Missing Eleveners and New Routes by Judi Steciak and Carl Hamke

Editor’s Note. Carl Hamke and Judi Steciak recently became the third and fourth climbers to summit all of Idaho’s peaks exceeding 11,000 feet. George Reinier, Johnny Roache were the first climbers to summit all of these peaks while Judi is the first woman to accomplish this exceedingly difficult task. The short article below summerizes their quest and lists the 11,000 foot … Continue reading

Fossils of Idaho’s High Peaks by Rick Baugher

Some of the best examples of Idaho’s marine Paleozoic fossils are found near the summits of mountain peaks, elevation 10000′ and higher. Although they appear in carbonate formations throughout east central and southeastern Idaho, the core zone is in the southern Lemhi and Lost River Ranges. Specifically, the best preserved fossils are found in the Scott Peak Formation, of Mississippian … Continue reading