Rick has climbed more Idaho peaks than anyone. He has contributed extensive climbing and historic information to the book and this website. He is the state’s most prolific climber having ascended more than a thousand Idaho peaks. Besides his history of Idaho Surveyors in the climbing history section of the book and his co-authorship of the Beaverhead Range chapter you will find references of Rick’s first ascents throughout the book. Check out his complete ascent history on the Lists of John web site.
The following is from page 7, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS,
“Rick Baugher of Idaho Falls made so many contributions to this book that I hardly know where to start recounting them. I have given him two bylines in the text and referenced his name in many places. He reviewed and contributed extensively to the eastern Idaho section, as well as to several southern Idaho chapters. His knowledge of eastern Idaho’s topography and mountain history is unsurpassed–he was the source for almost all of historical material contained herein related to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and other early explorers. His contributions to this book are priceless.”
Rick has started to post videos he has shot over the years on YouTube. Check them out at this link: Richard Baugher