A Sawtooth Range Glacier

The clipping file that I examined contained the following article. Unfortunately, there is no date on the clipping or any indication within the text as to the timeframe when it was written. My guess is that the article dates from the 1920s or earlier. In 2018 we know there are no active glaciers in Idaho. Pettit Lake is the only … Continue reading

Castle Peak and Molybdenum

Castle Peak from Peak 10405.

In the 1960s the American Smelting and Refining Company was preparing to develop an open pit molybdenum mine on the north side of Castle Peak. The remnants of the company’s extensive mining camp are still standing below the peak. There is a good summary of the dispute on the Boulder White Clouds Council’s website: The Battle for Castle Peak. This … Continue reading

Which Idaho Peak is the tallest?

In the early 1920s, Hyndman Peak was considered Idaho’s highest summit. After an article (not yet located) in the Idaho Statesman declared Hyndman the tallest, a protest was sent to the Statesman and subsequently published by the paper. The protest, set out below, declared Patterson Peak in the White Clouds as the highest Idaho summit and claimed it was 13,000 feet high. Patterson … Continue reading

1948 Idaho Statesman Article: Here’s a Club for You to Join But It’s A Rough Organization

[Editor’s Note: This September 13, 1948 article was referenced in the book in the Mountaineering History Section on page 18. The name “Thatuna Hills” appears in the article. This name which was not adopted by later map makers refers to a western extension of the Bitterroot Mountains that now is considered the northern Clearwater Mountains.] By JACK ANDERSON  Wanna join … Continue reading

Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton was an active Idaho climber in the 1930s. Robert was was fascinated with Mount Borah and wrote several articles chronicling the peak’s early climbing history, His 1935 article in the Idaho Statesman covering his second ascent of the peak (discussed in the book on page 17) is set out below. A TRIP TO THE TOP OF IDAHO By … Continue reading