Dan Saxton is a dedicated peakbagger, always chasing the summits where they’re at. He grew up in New York and, as a kid, scampered all over the Catskills, Adirondacks, White Mountains and the Maine Woods. Since then, his journeys have taken him to California and now to Montana, where he has made Missoula his base for the last couple of years. Dan is particularly interested in prominence peaks and plans to climb all the important summits in the Northern American Rockies. He also favors out-of-the way locations that do not have much information, heightening his sense of exploration.
Since moving to Missoula, most of Dan’s peaks to date have been in Montana, but he has ventured into Idaho a few times and especially loves the Lemhi Range. Dan climbed Borah Peak in 2000, which was the highest summit that he climbed for almost a decade until he went to California and the Sierra Nevada. It is still one of his most memorable accomplishments! Dan hopes to further explore the Lemhis, Lost Rivers, Pioneers, White Clouds, Sawtooths, Salmon Country and other interesting corners of Idaho. He maintains a peak list under his name at Lists of John.