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I'm from Idaho, and i show cattle. My cow's name is Dixie. so look me up at the fair!
Savanna Helmick
oak ridge , nj USA - Saturday, March 04, 2006 at 20:22:40 (GMT)
thank you 4 the pics. it broute back some good memoreise
scott tooman
simi valley, ca USA - Friday, February 24, 2006 at 00:14:03 (GMT)
I've been going to Fun Valley my whole life, and It's completley amazing! My Indians and I love it!
Oksy
Boston, NY USA - Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 12:40:00 (GMT)
Your site got me excited to start a similar hobby. Thanks much!
Mark S
Stansbury Park, UT USA - Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 01:01:09 (GMT)
I'm very proud to know that this web site was made here in NET. I have been looking all over the net to find a site and I have finally found it. This is the BEST site I have found, and I'm glad to know that I don't have to look any further. Thank You so much. Thank you for being generous with your resources... I hope that you will receive more than you need for your time and energy. Keep at work!
Koul
USA - Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 14:14:11 (GMT)
THANK YOU SO MUCH I LOVED THIS SITE
CHERYL
horseshoe bend, ID USA - Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 22:10:15 (GMT)
I am considering moving to one of the mountaineous states -my first choices were Washington, Oregon and Montana, but I am more and more inclined towards Idaho! Great place! I have only been to Sun Valley, but I wonder if there's any chances of employment for relocating teachers someplace here..(just corrected a typo!) sorry!
Mariana marinescu
Kansas City, MO USA - Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 14:23:12 (GMT)
I am very glad to find such a web site as yours. So I would like to tell you that I don't know how to thank you really.
Peter
USA - Monday, February 13, 2006 at 11:17:25 (GMT)
This is my first time on this site, and it is very interesting. Your site helped me so much!!! Thank you!
Barry
Arvada, CO USA - Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 16:55:41 (GMT)
hi dan! i think your website is great. i hope to be sledding with your dad and uncle bruce in a few days. what a great snow year so far!!!!!!
rob ferry
meridian, id USA - Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 16:27:18 (GMT)
Greetings to all! Excuse for this message, but at you excellent design of a site! Very much it was pleasant to me, I shall come here very often!
John
New York, NY united states - Thursday, February 09, 2006 at 08:39:00 (GMT)
I've seen on your site where some folks, mostly anonymously, like to diss Californians. So, Ithought I'd take time off from my trans Sierra mail runs to see what Idaho has to offer. Yesterday I got up along the Big Lost River to visit Garden Creek Point el 8700', which can be seen up and down the Trail Creek Road. Your Idaho weather and scenery are fine but the snow was downright horrible. As an example, the light windcrust over unconsolidated granular wouldn't support anything. My lurk sank deep down whenever I needed it for support. On the uphill my webs would also sink down, down and get tangled in the sagebrush. Taking a regular stride was impossible and finally had to resort to an "excavation two-step" to make any progress. The reward finally came with a front row seat to Idaho's high peaks in mid winter. Also, this peak with its 760' prominence may not have been previously climbed. I relize this last comment will torque some, and others will not give a hoot, so let's just say that with lots of other big fish to fry, Garden Creek Point is one of those overlooked summits. To offset tired muscles the day ended with a fantastic alpenglow. Borah Peak received the last light of day, its snowy crown radiated pink while everything else was in soft purple shadow. The elk herd of Bartlett Point didn't seem to pay this any attention. Still, I can't wait to get back to my Sierra cement, but like the big Caleefornian with the Idaho connection says "I'll bee bahk".
Snowshoe Thompson
Placerville, Californy, USA - Wednesday, February 08, 2006 at 19:38:33 (GMT)

Hadr
Athens, Alabama Bangladesh - Monday, February 06, 2006 at 21:50:31 (GMT)
Hi. You have very nice website! Beautiful design and very interesting content.
Martin
New York, CA united states - Monday, February 06, 2006 at 17:08:34 (GMT)
Wonderful site, thanks for sharing! Brought back a lot of memories. My bag: Borah, Hyndman (twice), Old Hyndman, Cobb (twice), Jacqueline, Big Basin, and a few other nameless places in the Sawtooths. My favorite mountains are the Pioneers. My will leaves instructions for my ashes to be scattered in Hyndman Basin. Thanks again! Todd
Todd Schwarz
Kimberly, ID USA - Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 22:43:19 (GMT)
I love to scramble peaks in the summer but don't always have someone to go with, my wife doesn't like class 3. You may hear from me again. Great site!!! Idaho Rules!!!
Michael Young
Nampa, ID USA - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 07:13:40 (GMT)
Looking forward to Idaho in July!
Robert K. Race
Tampa, FL USA - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 02:11:45 (GMT)
Hey Dan, Just thought I would check-in and see how your site is going. You've really added a lot over the last couple of years. Looks like you're doing well. Keep it up!
Tara
Meridian, ID USA - Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 22:07:45 (GMT)
Dan, You've created a wonderful website. Thank you. Kris
Kris Crowell
Boise, ID USA - Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 17:03:33 (GMT)
As the 200th anniversary of the Corps of Discovery's passage through Idaho approaches, people have wondered what my thoughts were as I crested Lemhi Pass on Aug 12, 1805. Looking west to the Lemhi Range I spotted this neat pine crowned mountain rising 3400' out of Lemhi Valley. I said to myself " I gotta bag that sucker someday". We named it CAMEAHWAIT PEAK in honor of the Shoshone chief-Sacajawea's brother-who provided us with horses to pass through the Idaho mountains. At an elevation of 8241' Cameahwait Peak has a commanding relief of 1200', measured from highest saddle to summit. For comparison, range highpoints Diamond Peak and Bell Mountain have a highest saddle to summit rise of 1217' and 1350' respectively. I have this on good authority: pick a bright balmy March day and hike to the top and back in half a day. You won't get your mockersons wet, not even muddy. Soon the yellow bells will be in bloom.
Meriwether Lewis
Albemarle County, VA USA - Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 17:30:58 (GMT)
Beautiful pictures of Mount Heinen. Do you know who it is named for. I am from Minnesota
G. Richard Heinen
Hudson, FL USA - Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 16:41:22 (GMT)
u need more terran pics and good sights of the winter mountain other wise i didnt read any thing im just looking for pics for this calnder project im making in class Destop Publishing 1 i go to FHC high school. good luck on the web sight tho.
Erik Hankins
st. peter, MO USA - Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 16:14:23 (GMT)
Pictures are really outstanding. I have been looking for a clear picture of Big Butte. I also wanted a picture of the Fire Lookout. My husband and I worked on top of Big Butte for a summer. It was a great experience.
Terrie Forsch
Kalamazoo, MI USA - Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 02:16:35 (GMT)
I would like to say thank you for showing of your state to me whom through disablities will never be able to travel to that part of the world . I loved photography vey much and hope some other states will foolow suit in show those that don't get chance to travel . God bless you in this work Colin.J.Law-Rogers-Franklin colinjfranklin@bigpond.com
Colin J,Law-Rogers-Franklin
Wantirna, Victoria Australia - Thursday, March 03, 2005 at 12:08:57 (GMT)
Hello, my name is Captain Joseph Duncan, Jr (dec. US Army, 10th Mountain Division). Thank you for naming a great Idaho mountain for me, but I must correct a long standing error. My name is Joseph, or Junior- but NOT Jonathan. My hometown is Estes Park, Colorado, where in 1934 I won the US National Downhill Ski Championship at age 22. The race was held on The Suicide Trail. From 1938-1942 I lived in Sun Valley, Idaho, where I was one of Friedl Pfeifer's ski instructors; and later managed one of the SV lodges. I met and married my wife Audrey at this time. I was commanding a Company of the 87th Mountain Infantry when I was killed by a Nazi artillery shell, April 17,1945, in the Apennine Mountains of Italy. My earthly remains are at the American Cemetary, Florence, Italy; but my spirit is on an 11755' summit in central Idaho.
Joe Duncan
Estes Park, CO USA - Sunday, February 27, 2005 at 01:20:56 (GMT)
Last time I was in the Miramar it smelled like a sewer... seriously! Then I started wondering if it always smelled like a sewer and I only noticed that time because I had been away for 10 years :-)
Dan
Boise, Id USA - Friday, February 18, 2005 at 01:40:48 (GMT)
I done growed up in Gooding, too. It is good to see a pitcher of it on your website. But where is the Miramar?
michael watson Ph.D.
Seattle, WA USA - Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 23:40:11 (GMT)
great pictures
james hook <jamesh@heatercraft.com>
cda, id USA - Friday, January 28, 2005 at 16:58:34 (GMT)
You have provided me with a wealth of information over the years, thanks. My family will go to church in Ketchum and I go to my church, any number of day hikes from town. Cheers
Walt Coiner
Hansen, ID USA - Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 04:06:42 (GMT)
Q:Who's the most prolific tree carver in the Southeast Highlands of Idaho (and western Wyo)? A: Peru Descar, Basque sheepherder, and his signature tree is the quakie.
Ewe Rambo
Wooley Valley, ID USA - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 04:09:17 (GMT)
Run run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man.....and I've gotten to the top of FREDS MOUNTAIN el 9880' just about 5,000 times. Situated fairly and squarely in Wyoming, Freddys should also be an honorary Idaho summit. First, it's located on the'Idahoside' of the Teton Range. And, from 1863-1873, for all anyone knew, this section was part of Idaho Territory. Purists may claim my route up is technical because I use a mechanical ascender with a cable and pulley device....snip, snap, the fox ate the gingerbread man all up. Yum! End of story.
Bannock Dreamcatcher
Driggs, ID USA - Monday, January 17, 2005 at 01:25:05 (GMT)
The 26th annual Hawley Gulch X-C tour went well. With 4-8" freshly fallen pow, trail breaking most of the 8 miles was the order of this day. The reverie of skiing in the fog amid silent snow shrouded trees made me think of the Robert Frost poem....And miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Forrest Woods
Herbert, ID USA - Monday, January 17, 2005 at 01:06:38 (GMT)
Great places you're roaming! I'm envious.
Walter Molon <wmolon@aliceposta.it>
FROSINONE, ITALY - Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 18:32:04 (GMT)
Saw the summer assent descrition of Mount Hood. Don't waste your time in July; try a winter assent. Its just as easy and the rime ice formation are incredable.
Joe Bastian
Boise, ID - Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 16:27:33 (GMT)
Ah, Kelly Mountain playground! The fresh winter snow reminds me of the competition for the MOST VERTICAL DESCENT OF AN IDAHO MOUNTAIN IN 24 HOURS, aka Kelly Canyon First (and last) Annual St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Hosted by the Kelly Canyon Ski Resort Feb 14-15,1992, Lift#1 and Bear Run were kept open 8am-8am for competitors to ski as many runs as possible in the allotted 24 hours. My strategy was to stay relaxed using Super G turns on a variety of runs along with periodic rests and catnaps. Soon it became apparent the front runners weren't resting...and weren't turning their skis either. Life turned into one big schuss down the lift line....a mindless blur of slam-bam-thank you ma'am figure 11 runs. The winner, Joel Milloway, logged over 145,000 vertical feet.I came in fourth,achieving my goal and a personal best of just over 100M vertical feet.Actually, I came in first in the Over 30 age class, but they forgot to give me an award(the story of my life).Two of the leaders have since passed away, and I sometimes think 'what if I hadn't rested, I could have done better'. Not long ago I skied 60'M vertical in 7 hours using Grand Targhee's high speed lift (maybe Wyoming snow is faster?). It's now doubtful anyone will ever keep their lift open 24 hours straight, so I guess I'll never get another crack at the record.
S. Bruce Engelman
Heise, ID USA - Sunday, January 02, 2005 at 02:57:23 (GMT)
I was mesmerized with your description and photos of the Whitney summit climb. I teared up while reading, because my whole life, I've wanted to climb it, and I realize I'm probably too old now. Thanks for sharing your adventure.
Brad
Billings, MT USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 21:23:41 (GMT)
Can you or your panel of experts tell me the IDAHO MOUNTAIN CLIMBED THE MOST TIMES BY ONE PERSON? The other day I met a dude in a kazoo hat that said he was closing in on 100 ascents of Kelly Mountain el 6805'(the one that contains the Jefferson CoHP). Certainly there must be a guide or fire lookout who has a more intimate relationship with one Idaho summit. A noteworthy achievement in Oregon is Elijah Coalman's 586 ascents of Mt Hood. A probable record in this category is the feat of the Austrian Steinmeier twins who climbed the Dachstein 1400 times. Personally, I feel that unless you're showing friends around or you're tryin to make a buck, this is a pretty anal-compulsive way to enjoy the great outdoors. Happy New Year!
Douglas Firth
Ririe, ID USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 19:08:35 (GMT)
Awesome site! I live in Flagstaff, Arizona but am originally from Lewiston, Id. I'm looking forward to making some trips up there soon and explore. Until then, I can be found somewhere inside the Grand Canyon ;)
Kevin
Cunnington, Az USA - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 21:21:37 (GMT)
Great site. However, no Adams, Baker, Rainier, or other WA Cascades peaks.
Dave Restemayer
Lacey, WA USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 19:32:02 (GMT)
For Thanksgiving 2004 I'd like to offer a prayer of thanks for the seemingly unendless Idaho mountains and all the good that they can offer. In particular I'm thankful today for SULPHUR PEAK 8302'. In the past, a guidebook has stated "an ascent of the peak is not recommended", presumably for the proximity of active mining. I'm happy to report virtually no effects of mineral extraction were observed. This mountain has suffered a bum rap and should now stand proud among the panoply of Idaho's small to mid-size peaks. To date, this section of southeast Idaho has a snowpack at 112% of normal. The white stuff is crusty-perfect for cross country snowshoe travel over otherwise tedious sage, deer brush, and aspen groves. The tri-state view from the summit is sublime. To the north is Grand Teton, while the view to the south takes in Bear Lake and the perma cumulus of the High Uinta. On this note, I will click on my skis for the winter and wish all of you peace and happiness.
Leif Aspenoff
Soda Springs, ID USA - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 02:56:33 (GMT)
Dear person signing the guestbook with your awesome tales. Can you please add those to the message board? The address for that is http://www.network54.com/Forum/105717. This would give us an opportunity to ask questions and comment on your pursuits. Just today, Dan was asking about Black Pine snow levels, which I think you can help with. Thanks!
Micah
Pocatello, ID USA - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 02:41:16 (GMT)
Superlatives? I can't wait for IDAHO'S HIGHEST OUTHOUSE. Try Twin Peaks 10340', Lookout Mtn(Chase)9954', Pinyon Peak 9942'. Keep the door open...the view is fine, butt fasten your seatbelt.
U. Moon
Sunbeam, ID USA - Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 15:43:48 (GMT)
Hi Dan-what a fine website for us mountain athletes. It does you proud. Like cohp did, I think you need to expand your list of superlatives. How about IDAHO'S SMALLEST MOUNTAIN and FASTEST TIME(on foot, base to summit). Just outside Franklin,Idaho's oldest town,founded 1860, is LITTLE MOUNTAIN, Idaho's smallest officially named mountain. While the summit elevation of 5228' might seem high to some, the base of 4510+ is also quite lofty. In the old days it was called Mount Smart but this name was deemed unwise once the true status of the mountain became better known. I am the proud owner of the fastest time on Little Mountain of UNDER 10 MINUTES. In fact this is the fastest base to summit time of ANY mountain in Idaho, period!! The Little Mountain Climbing Club has honored me by placing an engraved plaque with my name and time on the summit for all of Cache Valley to see. I set the speed record in 1993 and just to prove it was no fluke, repeated the feat in 1994. I am a charter member of the UNDER 10 MINUTE CLUB. DW.
LMCC
Franklin, ID USA - Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 02:31:11 (GMT)
I saw a picture of Rexburg, Idaho, on your message board and I also saw the entry from another lady outdoors enthusiast. This has given me the courage to make a guestbook entry about the Menan Butte. This is the volcano with the big letter "R" seen from Rexburg. Menan Butte is my personal training mountain. I like to power walk up the 800' on the west side, then run around the caldera rim. It usually takes me 80 minutes. The Butte overlooks the confluence of the Henrys Fork and South Fork Snake River. Below stretches a cottonwood forest, one of the largest in the west. In late fall when bracing mists fill the air, the piercing bugles from the nearby elk ranch is ,well, spiritual. For many children this is their first Idaho summit. We brought both of our girls up here many years ago when they were pre-schoolers. I will understand if you have to delete my entry to make space for other more important mountains and adventures, but thank you anyway.
Sandi Foote
Menan, ID USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 03:05:24 (GMT)
i'd like any info on sturgills' from the ironton ohio area
vickie sturgill
luray, va USA - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 00:02:09 (GMT)
The Black Pine Mountains on the Great Basin-Columbia Divide looks like a sky island, rising almost 5000' from its base. The subject of this idahosummits guestbook entry is CLOUDS. While the valleys have been gray and dreary with low hanging stratus, go up a few thousand feet and these same clouds are a white blanket lapping at your feet. Yesterday GUNNELL PEAK 8316' was quite breezy, funnelling in a lenticular cloud band off the Great Salt Lake. On the summit all was coated in a frost feathered rime. From a wall of white the whipped clouds thinned to reveal phantom shapes, then seconds later opened up to a clear blue sky. Black Pine Peak stood out-white and pineless. This process reversed and repeated itself several times for the spellbound viewer. Only the frigid wind trying to claim my parka made me retreat. November hikes in Idaho are tops for weather lovers.
June Nipper
Malta, ID USA - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 02:10:52 (GMT)
Almost forgot. Add to the Mount Borah honor roll for 1932- Earl M Buckingham,USGS. He had with him these beautiful gold,actually brass, benchmark tablets. Once set in rock, he said, they should last over a thousand years. I said people'd steal 'em long before that. Anyhow, it was the Depression and shortly thereafter I believe the survey men began using a plainer bronze benchmark.
Al West
Mackay, ID USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 16:25:25 (GMT)
Thanks to the wonders of the computer and the new internet hookup here at the Mt McCaleb Cemetary I'm able to go online from my coffin. Before retiring and moving into town to run the Texaco filling station, Mayme and I had a cattle ranch at the foot of the highest idahosummit. Heck, until 1935 we didn't even know this mountain we called Beauty was the highest in the state. I think you young bucks should know who the pioneers were on Mount Borah. Most of these guys checked in at my ranch for directions before going on up.For the most part they were cowboys, college men,miners, tourists, and surveyors. As far as I can remember, here's the honor roll: 1914- Tom Bannon, Jessup MD and USGS party(they even used my red ranch home at Dickey as a triangulation station. The building, I understand, is still there.I went along with them, my only time up Borah).1930-Oswald Christensen and 2 sons.1931-Dr Roy J Davis,Pocatello,ID(he placed the first summit register) James N Nelson,Roy C Thomas;Robert Fulton,Eden,ID;CV Hockaday,CJ Hensheid,Carl Hensheid of Rupert ID.1934- Miriam Underhill(first woman),Robert LM Underhill,Boston MA; Lester C Walker, Lee Morrison, Lyman Marden, Fred Hayford,"Spot"Bruce(dog) of the USGS.1935-Wm Eskeldson, Boise,ID; Francis Smith,Darlington,ID;Fred Strasser,El Paso,TX; Junius Larson, Arthur Cromquist,Wayne B Whitlow, James Hemp all of Pocatello; Robert Fulton,Eden,ID. 1936- Raymond Rohke, Bob Davis, Cecil Edwards, WH Reck, Gibbonsville,ID; Newton Chute of USGS; Earl Redlick,Jerseyville, IL; Robert Fulton,Eden,ID. 1937-Phil Ambrose, OH Tshantz, Mackay,ID. 1938- Carol Eugene Paulson, Ontario,OR; Francis Nonini, Lewis Nonini, Mackay,ID; Lloyd E Mabe, James Hockaday of May,ID. There you have the early climbing history of Borah Peak. Thank you for letting me sign these people into your guestbook. You have a fine site.
Alvin West
Mackay, ID USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 20:33:33 (GMT)
Cheers from Challis! Yesterday, got Corkscrew Mtn 9348', seven miles west of here. Snowline is now at 5500'. Above 8600' it's 2 feet deep and needed cleated snowshoes for the variable consistency of the snowpack. For winter you'll probably have best luck using Forest Road 79 out of Challis Creek and aiming for Corkscrew's northeast slope. The mountain lives up to its name-all approaches involve zig zags. Did you see the Northern Lights last night? The 8 hours of silent fireworks began shortly after sunset with an infrared ball causing the white mountains to glow. Later, a greenish white mass of light spread throughout half the sky-like a fog bank rolling over nighttime San Francisco. The finale was a series of spotlight beams along with classical pulsating waves. Wow, frozen Idaho rocks!
Vin Gallo
Challis, ID USA - Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 00:19:57 (GMT)
And best of all he loved the fall, The leaves yellow on the cottonwoods, Leaves floating in the trout streams, And above the hills the high blue windless skies, Now he will be part of them forever.By Ernest Hemmingway, his epitaph 1961; also eulogy to Chuck Ferguson, Idaho mountaineer, 1998.
Borah Borah Borah
Dickey, ID USA - Saturday, November 06, 2004 at 20:02:37 (GMT)
Some people just can't let hiking season die a natural death. You guys should visit Idaho's sunny south, Cassia County. Our mountains have dry approaches and scenic snowcaps. Middle Mountain makes a fine half day November outing. It has only ankle deep snow on top. What I like about this 8457' Idaho summit is that you can see the route of the California Trail thru 3 states-from Idaho's Raft River Valley all the way to the East Humboldt Range in Nevada. Many homes in this area have foundations and chimneys built from flagstone quarried on Middle Mountain. You could say a bit of Middle Mountain is in our hearths.
I. Schades
Oakley, ID USA - Saturday, November 06, 2004 at 03:24:21 (GMT)
Do you think you could add topozone links to the site? Some of these mountains are hard to find. Other than that, awesome.
John
Jerome, ID USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 00:20:04 (GMT)
Greetings from cattle country in the southeast highlands of Idaho. If you don't mind getting caked in mud there are lots of fine little mountains to play on in these parts. For instance, the 6" snowcover made for a nice quiet snowshoe walk to Pine Mountain South elev 7156'. You can see lots of idahosummits from here, but don't wait too long 'cause the snowmachiners'll be revvin' soon.PS/the Bone Store is now open.
Art M. Meesha
Bone, ID USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 04:21:33 (GMT)
Thank you for putting this site together its very enjoyable to see some of the terrain and conditions that will be "enjoyed". Its also great to use for site seeing when trying to tell others about where to go (and what it looks like there) or where I have been. Sincerely, Thank you.
COPPER CHADWICK
BOISE, ID USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 20:14:40 (GMT)
Mon Nov1,2004. Once again, as they say, The Pass Kicks Ass. Today's peak, ELLY MOUNTAIN el 9279', is 1.5 mi south of Teton Pass, Snake River Range, Wyoming, at headwaters of Teton River. Conditions: single digit temp, 36" dry crystalline snow, brilliant white, under a bluebird sky. Amazingly, Edelweiss Bowl was already tracked out. Was able to find an untracked shot of champagne powder in Thanksgiving Bowl. A hero day for mountain surfing.
Telly Markos
Victor, ID USA - Monday, November 01, 2004 at 23:59:01 (GMT)
Tues 10/26/04-Peak of the day: ARGUMENT RIDGE el 7943' Big Hole Mtns, Madison County, Idaho.Prominence from saddle leading to next higher peak-643'. The original argument may have been whether to log the surrounding lodgepole forest. Guess who won that one? Today's argument was trying to decide whether or not this was a winter ascent. With 18" of freshies and neglecting to bring snowshoes, the argument got pretty heated. The issue wasn't resolved until the snow encrusted 6' cairn came into view, at which point the argument became moot. Life is good.
Kilroy
Moody, ID USA - Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 01:04:34 (GMT)
Looks like a really nice view,hope to visit it on a trip out west in the near future
Bill Sturgill
Lorain, OH USA - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 15:49:23 (GMT)
I am really getting addicted to Idaho's mountains and this sight is only feeding that addiction. Thanks
Tim Moore
Moscow, Id USA - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 00:18:49 (GMT)
Nice job!! Beautiful photos. Thanks Mike for the tip on the site.
Butch Blackner
Blackfoot, ID USA - Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 22:17:55 (GMT)
Great site! I like to supplement Lopez's guidebook with beta provided on your site. You should check out some of the scrambles in Grand Teton National Park.
Marty T. Cooke
Pocatello, ID USA - Friday, October 15, 2004 at 18:49:35 (GMT)
Vary nise site. I will be back for more info on ID. climbs. Had a grate time in ID. this summer. I was on my way to the WA. gettogather. I went though gooding whin i was out there. I looked, but did not find anything on dimound peak ID. Kevin W. e/mail kevvo50@yahoo.com
Kevin Williamson
Smyrna, Ga. USA - Sunday, October 10, 2004 at 21:38:16 (GMT)
Hi! Just wanted to thank you for all the work you put in this site. It looks great! Thanks!
Jeff Stephens
Orlando, Florida United States - Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at 10:00:24 (GMT)
I have been perusing this site for a week now, and I love it! Thanks for all your hard work! It makes me want to get out more often. Rick Baugher. I admire your accomplishment. You should check out the Message Board that they have for Idaho Outdoors. Click on "message board" on the list of links above. I'm new to it, but it seems pretty active.
Anonymous
Twin Falls, ID USA - Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at 02:42:26 (GMT)
Hey nice to see such great Idaho photos! Iam 32, single and interrested in climbing Borah...and meeting others who share a passion for hiking Idaho...Any people that want to get a sm party together to do so (say next summer) please contact me!
Conra Hunter <conra29@msn.com>
Boise, ID USA - Tuesday, October 05, 2004 at 22:34:59 (GMT)
Several queries to this site ask who, how, why did a peak get named? Some folks earn Masters and Doctorates trying to answer this type of question. One early Geographer who tried to create order out of chaos was Henry Gannett (1846-1914), early Chairman of the US Board on Geographic Names. As it relates to Idaho see his publication "A Dictionary of Altitudes" USGS Bulletin 160, 1899.Naming geographic features is often a contentious subject as witness by the battle to name a suitable mountain for Dr Gannett.After 13 years of quibbling the high point of Wyoming was chosen to honor him. But just for fun let's pick an area-Sun Valley, Idaho-since it's known by many. The 1895 USGS Hailey and Sawtooth 30 minute quads constructed by Topographical Engineers Wm Griswold and Edmund Perkins show very few peak names. To them we can attribute Glassford, Ryan, The Devils Bedstead(11051'), Hyndman, Boulder, Easly(Easley),Galena. Andy Hennig's 1948 Ski Guide popularized recreation in the Pioneer/Boulder/Smoky high country. To him we can attribute these peak names: Devils Bedstead(11865'), Salzburger Spitzl,Goat, Duncan,Ted Handwerk, Florian Nudl,Cobb, Durrance, Bromaghin, Silver(which many now call Saviers Peak).Some of these names honor fellow Tenth Mountain Division comrades killed in action during WWII. Back in the early 1900's a precedent was set when there was a conservation movement in the US to create alpine National Parks. Geographers were urged to create as many place names as possible.Yellowstone, Teton, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain, etc are crammed with named peaks. Name it and they will come.
Rick Baugher
Idaho Falls, ID USA - Saturday, October 02, 2004 at 21:02:13 (GMT)
What a view of all peaks, but, who and how were the peaks named? The first and only peaks known to us by the name of Saviers!
John Saviers
Denver, CO USA - Friday, October 01, 2004 at 21:11:39 (GMT)
An earlier visitor to this site requested information on a peak named for his brother Jim Otteson, Sun Valley ski patrolman & heli guide killed in an avalanche, Smoky Mtns, Feb 1996. OTTO'S PEAK el 10458' in the Boulder Mtns ia aka Rock Roll Peak. Two other Boulder Mtns peaks named for local ski pioneers are visible from Sun Valley. DURRANCE MOUNTAIN el 10414' honors Dick Durrance(1915-2004) who twice won the Harriman Cup ski race on this mountain in the late 1930's.It has also been called Basils Peak. HENNIG PEAK el 10680' is that nice cone shaped summit left of Kent & Ryan as seen from Ketchum. Andy Henig was an early ski guide who lead outings to the surrounding peaks in the 1940's. He named several of the prominent peaks in the area. In this same section of the proposed Hemmingway Wilderness I'd also suggest a peak be named for Martyn Mallory(1880-1936), a local, known as the Ansel Adams of Idaho for his stunning area photographs. MALLORY PEAK el 10589', on the Boulder crest, overlooks one of Idaho's classic rock glaciers and is just visible from Hwy 75 at the Boulder Basin Road.
Rick Baugher
Idaho Falls, ID USA - Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 18:34:56 (GMT)
Here's a note for Idaho mountain loving peak baggers. I have finally completed the Thousand Peaks. The 1000 mountain ascents, all different-no duplicates, reflect part of a life journey begun in 1968. I believe I am the first Idahoan to achieve this goal. Categories of interest are as follows: 649 Idaho summits done 107 Idaho summits over 11000' 75 peaks, mostly in east central Idaho, with no prior record of summit occupation 546 summits reached over 10000' 2004 was a good year in the mountains with 95 summits(and counting) and 1.3 million vertical feet skiied, both yearly personal bests. So, onward toward the next thousand. Hope to see your name in the summit register. 9/29/04
Rick Baugher
Idaho Falls, ID USA - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 23:03:37 (GMT)
Thanks for the peek at Easley peak
Larry Easley
, 2004 at 15:46:17 (GMT)
nice to know there's a mountain named Hitt
Mark Hitt
pittsburgh, pa USA - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 16:12:27 (GMT)
I use to live in Idaho about 4-5 years ago and then we moved to Iowa I miss it out there its home for me I look at pictures of Idaho all the time so I can remember what every thing looks like...Thankx for leting me look at the pictures they were great.
Jennifer Koster
Sibley, IA USA - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 23:43:22 (GMT)
From Backcountry.com ..Very cool resource. I'll be sure and tell the gang at Backcountry.com to check it out! I especially liked the activity in the message board...great community of users!
Gary Marcoccia
Park City, UT USA - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 19:36:41 (GMT)
I found your site searching for idahosummits on google. I am looking for more information regarding this resource. Thanks for the info. Doo Doo happens and it happens to someone.
Reed Skreps
, USA - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 01:32:40 (GMT)
this is a great site. makes me want to climb something.
Jonathan Anderson
Idaho Falls, ID USA - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 06:44:53 (GMT)
Borah was amazing (7 Aug 2004). A great climb and considerably more technical than Mt. Whitney, which I did on 15 May 2004. Idaho surely has a lot to offer!!
Dan-o Iverson
Layton, UT USA - Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 06:44:23 (GMT)
A group of five of us finished (Sunday) a Borah hike. Weather was perfect hiking conditions all day through cloudless skies and cool morning temperatures. Trail head time was 7am, and summit times were 4 hours & 5 hours (two seperate groups). One person jogged down in 115 minutes. Everyone else took 3.5 hours. My GPS logged the trip as a total of 8.2 miles. The USGS marker (listing 12,662ft) was not on the summit, but was about 4 feet lower. The register on top (7.69mm army ammo can) was full and contained only a few empty piecies of paper. Several out of country logs were listed including on from Slovenia. I am interested in attempting a May snow climb up the north face and will be looking around for info.
Jason
Boise, ID USA - Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 17:35:29 (GMT)
I don't know why I used to wear that stupid Yankees hat, but I agree, the Yankees suck! I have relatives in Connecticut, Deep River to be exact.
Dan
USA - Monday, August 09, 2004 at 13:31:48 (GMT)
Great pictures. I absolutely love Idaho and constantly find myself comparing anything beautiful I see to the wonders I experienced in this beautiful state. Most people around here think Idaho is flat potato growing/Ruby Ridge wasteland. If they'd view sites such as yours, they'd finally believe me! PS- What's with the Yankees hat??? The only thing I didn't like. Yanks S**K Sox RULE.
Dave P
Granby, CT USA - Monday, August 09, 2004 at 11:56:58 (GMT)
I just summitted Mt. Everst this June with T.E.A.M. Ministries. We summitted at night and it was a life changing experience:)
Melissa Buchanan
Franklin, TN USA - Sunday, August 01, 2004 at 20:00:00 (GMT)
Good information about the ID mountains is generally difficult to find, except on your site! I've enjoyed the trip reports and whenever I'm looking for more solitude I head up to the mountains of ID to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery that I have seen in the lower 48. Looks like you're about finished with the counties! Let me offer an early congratulations in case I forget to mention later :)
James Wedekind
Roy, UT USA - Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 20:08:00 (GMT)
Nice site - great pictures. Makes me want to go to Idaho.
Marcia Dickerson
Dublin, TX USA - Monday, July 26, 2004 at 14:25:18 (GMT)
Never been to Idaho.....can't wait to go.
Ryan McCormick
Falls Church, VA USA - Friday, July 23, 2004 at 16:17:01 (GMT)
Just climbed Thompson Peak for the 1st time July 13, 2004. What an adventure! Great photos on your website. Thanks!
Kathy
Moscow, ID USA - Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 22:05:29 (GMT)
Have been up Borah many years ago as part of a Geology Study. As a kid I used to have most of the highest peaks in the world memorized. It's interesting to see that someone has cataloged most of Idaho's. What have you climbed in Wyoming and Montana?
Blair R. Long
Pocatello, id USA - Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 07:41:32 (GMT)
I'm headed for Copper Mountain in December. Thanks for the great pictures!
Donna Sloan
Casselberry, FL USA - Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 02:44:45 (GMT)
Great information on your website.
Kele Schultz <kele@cableone.net>
Pocatello, ID USA - Friday, July 16, 2004 at 21:13:56 (GMT)
Read your comments about Snowbank Mtn (Valley Co.) in October. Yeah, hunters use forest land, too. But the dust has become a major problem due to multiple (ab)use and extended drought. Try the walk in early July. Glissading off Council Mtn to the east is a trip.
Dean
Boi, ID USA - Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 15:23:21 (GMT)
Friend of Dennis Robbins
Jason King
Longview, WA USA - Friday, June 18, 2004 at 02:40:04 (GMT)
Enjoyed your website, pictures etc. I climbed Borah in 1977. this year I am returning with my son. Hopefully we will make it to the top.
Joe Borondy
Indianapolis, IN USA - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 20:34:35 (GMT)
Man have you made me home sick. I'm a native Idahoian now living in Oregon and grew up visiting some of these places. Great web site.
Brad
Portland, OR USA - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 20:23:26 (GMT)
Man have you made me home sick. I'm a native Idahoian now living in Oregon and grew up visiting some of these places. Great web site.
Brad
Portland, OR USA - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 20:23:11 (GMT)
I just discovered your website. This is fantastic. There are several peaks listed that my climbinb partner plan to climb. Gives us good information on how to climb. Thanks.
Terry Stone
Caldwell, ID USA - Thursday, June 03, 2004 at 02:25:14 (GMT)
Dear Dan: I really enjoy all the pictures posted. Excellent works!
David Chang
El Paso, Tx USA - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 00:57:06 (GMT)
Great pictures Looks like fun !Hi neighbor
Ron Wynn
sterling, id USA - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 03:19:50 (GMT)
Just wanted to say thanks for bringing a little piece of home to me so far away. I frequent your site and it has helped me get through these past few years of dental school here in the flat midwest. Keep up the good work.
Tyson Smith
Indianapolis, IN USA - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 20:18:08 (GMT)
This page isn't followed or indexed by the search engines anymore... kind of stupid to be putting your links on it! Funny that the masses of spammers figured it out, but there are a few ignorant laggers remaining.
Wise Man
USA - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 15:53:34 (GMT)
I lived in Mountain Home about 26 years ago and was able to spend a week camping somewhere in the Trinities. I have never forgotten the beauty, nor the feeling of awe at what nature can create. I hope to one day bring my family back there. Nice site. Nice pics.
Butch Dale
Lexington Park, MD USA - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 13:07:04 (GMT)
Thanks for the work. I'm getting my 11 year old son started climbing and appreciate information. I've climbed Borah X3 and Diamond X2, lots of work to do.
Scott Taylor
Idaho Falls, ID USA - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 04:32:54 (GMT)
Meters suck! Gerry Roach has an awesome "In Defense of Feet" section in his 14ers book... read it!
Me
- Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 21:54:50 (GMT)
This is a really bad site. i was looking for the height and location(in metres) and i didn't find it. Thanks for nothing.
Me
- Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 21:53:13 (GMT)
I am a long time hiker/climber. Thank you for the info.
Dan Sheehan
Boise, ID USA - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 20:07:11 (GMT)
Great site! Thanks!
Bill Chalkley
Pocatello, ID USA - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 04:54:02 (GMT)
My name is Florian and I am from Vienna in Austria. I enjoyed reading the information about the 12er competition in Idaho. I have been to Stanley many times and I enjoyed hiking in the wilderness. It is completely different to my home-country. What a especially like about the area is that in comparison to Austria the area is rarely visited. The alps are completely overcrowded ! Once again - great stuff. Florian
Florian Jindra
Vienna, Austria - Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 13:53:26 (GMT)
Breathtaking scenery, wonderfully written and a awesome site...I loved it.....All the best for future climbs
Jan
W.A Australia - Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 10:05:29 (GMT)
Hello, I was raised in the area called Muldoon, about 30 miles north of Carey, Idaho. My grandfather brought sheep into the Carey, Wood River, Fish Creek areas. I went to grade school in Carey and went to high school in Shoshone. During the summers I worked for the Bureau of land management fight range and timber fires. During this time I got to know the Carey area quite well. I remember in the late 1940, that they would haul sheep from Wood River and Fish Creek to Picabo (where the railroad sheep cars were filled), then they would be send to market. I knew the Laidlaw's, Cenarrusa's, Baird's. They was some of the early pioneers that brought sheep into the area. Larry Eldredge LEldredge@aol.com
Larry Eldredge
San Diego, CA USA - Monday, April 12, 2004 at 21:23:02 (GMT)
LOVE THE SITE AND CANT WAIT TO GO TO IDAHO
JOHNROBINSON
STOCKTON, CA USA - Monday, April 12, 2004 at 05:54:13 (GMT)
Seems like you've been high more times than a high school kid . Keep up the great site !
Larry Lane
Ontario , Or USA - Sunday, April 04, 2004 at 21:44:16 (GMT)
cool site i have family out there so its nice to find a website that i can enjoy
mike korek
goffstown, nh USA - Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 16:11:15 (GMT)
Great Mt. Whitney pictures and writeup - I have a some, not as complete as yours at: http://edhiker.home.comcast.net/edpics4/ Edhiker http://www.edhiker.com/
Ed Johnson
Los Angeles , CA USA - Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 18:28:29 (GMT)
This is very nice and quite complete, thank you for putting it together.
Linda Hanson
Aloha, Or USA - Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 00:25:01 (GMT)
Just went up Cervidae Peak, saw your signature on the roll sheet. You're right, awesome view.
Jason
Boise, ID USA - Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 04:57:53 (GMT)
I will be down in that area soon and I am just curious as to the history of the name
Pamela Hyndman
Pinehurst, id USA - Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 22:32:32 (GMT)
I used to live in Idaho, and looking at the pictures from back home, so I don't feel so home sick any more.
Leslee Olson
Sturgis , SD USA - Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 06:31:14 (GMT)
I abeselutly love Idaho it is awsome to learn about!
Jourdan
Newport, Wa USA - Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 03:48:34 (GMT)
omg i love this site my name is regan!! and u have a pic of mt.regan! lol i want more pics!
regan
bowmanville, canada - Monday, March 01, 2004 at 21:12:09 (GMT)
This is an awesome sight, the summer pics of the trinities look way diferent than they do on a snowmobile in the winter, but its an awesome site and keep up the good work!!!!
Jerome Polly
Homedale, Idaho USA - Friday, February 20, 2004 at 15:23:19 (GMT)
That is just "spam" that these idiots put out here all the time. I try to clean it up every day or two, but they are persistent.
Dan
Boise, ID USA - Wednesday, February 04, 2004 at 15:51:45 (GMT)
Why do you have drug names on your site
shuman,
Muskogee, Ok USA - Wednesday, February 04, 2004 at 04:29:07 (GMT)
Wow!!! Awesome sight!! I'm a retired music teacher(57) & have just climbed Mt. Washington with my wife in August of last year & am "hooked'!! Your sight is a true inspiration!!
george sovak
winsted, ct USA - Sunday, February 01, 2004 at 16:39:00 (GMT)
i am not stupid but i just want to test if i can post comments here
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Moscow, USA - Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 21:26:48 (GMT)
i am in awe over most of these historically captured mezmorizing glimpses of our beautiful country. thanks for your work chris
CHRIS BALES <Cbales96@aol.com>
la center , wa USA - Friday, January 23, 2004 at 19:38:16 (GMT)
happy,happy,happy,happy,happy,happy,happy site
nola youngchief
hobbema, H,A canada - Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 20:45:46 (GMT)
I think it's good site
carmen crowfoot
calgury, canada - Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 20:41:43 (GMT)
I think it's good site
carmen crowfoot
calgury, USA - Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 20:41:18 (GMT)
good job
Jessie
Challis, Id USA - Monday, January 12, 2004 at 16:50:30 (GMT)
NWANNEMUGU THE NUMBNUTS
NY, NY USA - Monday, January 12, 2004 at 12:35:03 (GMT)
more infore mation
Stephanie Jelinek
Salmon Arm, B.C. Canada - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 23:17:59 (GMT)
A great site! I was turned on to it when I read the article about Nic Stover and his record setting adventure bagging the 9 12,000 footers in Idaho Magazine. I'm originally from Hailey and in my younger days bagged a few peaks, but the article and this site has got me excited to get back in hiking shape and to try to get a few more each summer. I have done Old Hyndman, Hyndman, Cobb, Handwerk, and Duncan Ridge in the Pioneers, Ryan, and a peak in eastern Idaho called Targhee. Anyway, I was inspired. Keep at it!
karl nordstrom
moscow, ID USA - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 06:29:20 (GMT)
Just surfing the web for Sun Valley information and saw this site. It is the bomb!
Jay Leno
Palo Alto, CA USA - Sunday, January 04, 2004 at 03:54:08 (GMT)
This is an excellent page Dan. I've been checking in on a regular basis and have found the message board both a great source of info. and quite enjoyable. The photography and trip reports are inspiring. Radek
Radek
Portland, OR USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 18:09:56 (GMT)
Great website. I appreciate your work to share your visits to many of Idaho's greatest places.
Mike Hays
Grangeville, ID USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 01:01:51 (GMT)
just lookin at the jarbidge mtns..nice pictures
mike stahlecker
Twin Falls, Idaho USA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 02:50:01 (GMT)
Great site with outstanding photos. I am ready to run out and hike now that I have checked your site out. Thanks!!
Dennis Thomas
Star, ID USA - Friday, December 05, 2003 at 05:51:58 (GMT)
HI, I was stationed at Mtn Home AFB years ago and have always thought of Idaho as my second home. I was at this look out in 1971!! (How can that be??) I was back out in 1987 , visiting friends, and took my wife up to see Trinity Peak and Trinity Lake. It was the first time that she had ever been out west. She loved it. We hope to get back out soon. My adopted ghost town is DeLamar. I have a picture of that last major building ( that I understand was torch by vandals before it could be saved). Thankyou for haveing such a nice site to visit! Sincerely, Rick Myers
Rick Myers
New Brighton, pa USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 14:41:59 (GMT)
Just testing.
Dan
Boise, ID USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 00:49:18 (GMT)
Very helpful desription of Diamond peak, I was loooking for something that would give me a feel for what the climb was like. Your desription was great! Thanks
Nick Doyle
Idaho Falls, ID USA - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 18:24:12 (GMT)
Wow, your site has gotten excellent! I've put some links to your site on my local hiking site: http://www.valelawyers.com/hiking/hiking.html
Larry Sullivan
Ontario, OR United States - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 04:50:27 (GMT)
I didn't know there was a Sturgill peak. I like it. I would like to climb it one day!
Rebecca Sturgill Smith
Damascus, va USA - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 19:12:04 (GMT)
I am currently serving in the US ARMY in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I grew up at Priest Lake Idaho in a little town called Coolin. I enjoyed viewing the website and hope to return home to see Idaho in person!
Darrin Grant
CAMP PATRIOT, KUWAIT - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 17:53:17 (GMT)
This is the best site about Idaho's mountains I've ever seen. I love the photographs too.
Matt Durrant
Preston, ID USA - Friday, April 25, 2003 at 21:09:54 (GMT)
Fight Spam!
Spam Fighter
Boise, ID USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 02:19:39 (GMT)
I realy like some of the photos on your sight. I didn't quite realize what spectacular mountains Idaho has. Anyway if you care to see pictures info on colorado mountains please check out www.fourteenerworld.com -Jon
Jon Bradford <soprisdog@yahoo.com>
Denver, CO USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 01:13:58 (GMT)
Amazing website!! I'm from Albion, ID so it's pretty cool to see that you've climbed some of the mountains in my back yard! Thanks for the pics!
Aaron <epox1700@yahoo.com>
Logan, UT USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 01:39:55 (GMT)
Dan, I signed the guest book over a year ago. I loved it then, and I love it now. Right now I am in Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I'm surrounded by an ocean of sand! I browse the pictures on your site nearly everyday. They've actually helped me through many of the tough times I've encountered over here. I can't wait to get home so that I can see them with my own eyes again. I have climbed Borah twice since I last signed the guestbook, and much of the inspiration came from your site. Thanks again for the wonderful images and descriptions of Idaho's beautiful mountains. Tim
Tim Johnson <TJohnson_80@yahoo.com>
Mt. Home, ID USA - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 21:07:37 (GMT)
I really like your website. It has given me lots of ideas about places to check out. I just moved here about 6 years ago and there is so much to explore. Thanks.
John Keys <johnkeys@juno.com>
Boise, ID USA - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 00:42:44 (GMT)
I've got kids coming into the backpacking age, so this site is very valuable to me! I got the url from the article in Boise Weekly (or facsimile). Thks for taking the lead!
Ray Bowden <raybowden.hp.com>
Boise, ID USA - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 15:45:19 (GMT)
The pictures are awe invoking. The pictures are a wonderful testament to nature's beauties in Idaho. WOWWW!!!!!
Mike Blomquist <sirswedishmike@hotmail.com>
Boise, ID USA - Monday, April 07, 2003 at 01:28:27 (GMT)
Hey, I like this site a lot. I've climbed Borah 3 times and Diamond Peak once (I liked that one a lot). I enjoy hiking, fishing, skiing, etc... I come to this site often but this particular time to check out the climb of the Big Southern Butte which my dad and I hope to climb tommorow (4/6), very informative. Thanks
earl <punk_rocker333@hotmail.com>
American Falls, ID USA - Saturday, April 05, 2003 at 17:34:31 (GMT)
i am enjoying your site. as a kid i used to hike the trail over lava peak so especially injoyed the picture. i chickened out on chicken-out-ridge and have not climbed any of the 12ers but have been around most of them. wayne anderson
wayne anderson <wanderson4@excite.com>
pocatello, id USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at 20:46:34 (GMT)
Excellent Site!- love the high quality pictures and the information on the lesser known peaks. The 12000er section is great also.
Sean Duffy <climb@mindspring.com>
Wilderness Ranch, ID USA - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 20:24:17 (GMT)
I am looking for the name of the person who named the mountains and what they were named after. Thanks for your help.
John Shatto <jlshatto@aol.com>
Snohomish, Wa USA - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 22:46:54 (GMT)
I'm coming out to your part of the world this summer. I can't wait. Great personal page you've made here. I'll be looking at your pictures for weeks.
david lee
taylorsville, nc USA - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 02:40:07 (GMT)
Kick Butt site my man!!! I lived in Monteview, Jefferson County for about 8 yrs, at the foot of the Lemhi's and Beaverheads!! Spent many hours with sheep and my brother- in-law in and around Diamond Peak, Scotts, and Italian Peaks. Great country, wild and still untamed. Don't tell too many about it!!! Lots of wild man-eating critters! there! Hey, have you summited Saddle Mountain? What's the route like? Keep it up!
Eric Maughan <MAUGHANGOOSE5@man.com>
Roy, Utah USA - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 04:59:28 (GMT)
thanks for the much needed source of beta! keep climbing
montana hazen <montana626@hotmail.com>
twin falls, id USA - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 03:57:58 (GMT)
I just moved here from California and have had people tell me that Borah should be next on my hit list. I was leary of the snow crossing but your picture has put my mind at rest. After Shasta and Wheeler peak, I am looking forward to the summer and summiting Idaho's tallest. Thanks for the great pictures and web-site. Sean
Sean La Vigne <Fanof20and88@excite.com>
Meridian, ID USA - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 00:59:44 (GMT)
In july 31,1999 myself and two other buddies climbed Mt. Borah. It was my first climb. We began at 7:oo on the morning reached the summit at quarter til 12:00 and left at 12:30 we reached the pickups at 2:30. Is that a good time. We all felt that we are in pretty good shape. What are some of the other times that you might know of . * an interesting note. I am extremely acrophobic so my ascent was a neat goal to accomplish.
brett naillon <brettnaillon@boisestate.edu>
boise, id USA - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 00:55:12 (GMT)
Excellent shots! My buddy Kevin and I just downloaded some permits for the Whitney hike and got 'em ready to fire off in Feb. It was great seeing your shots of that recent trip. Wish us luck in the lottery. We climbed Borah this past August and we're now jonesing to take on some more high points. Thanks for the further inspiration! (and the extra ideas for some cool snowshoe trips)
Chuck Gross <mtnairbreeze@msn.com>
Boise, Id USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 05:07:06 (GMT)
Fun Site, I have been looking to do some backpacking in Idaho and take advantage of my Digital-Camera!!!
Scott Frasnelly <baseball_13_98@yahoo.com>
Boise, ID USA - Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 19:37:57 (GMT)
i love you daddy.
lexie <lexie>
boise, id USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 01:54:16 (GMT)
Nice website! Solo Hiker
Peter G. Pailthorpe <ppailthorpe@mindspring.com>
Boise, ID USA - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 18:21:58 (GMT)
Great site! I just moved here from CA and found your site to be very informative about the potential climbing/hiking experiences in Idaho. Thanks
Dan Conti <1dcsports@msn.com>
Boise, ID USA - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 14:43:02 (GMT)
Thanks for the cool info on Whitney. I had a lottery pass two years ago but gave it up to go to Yosemite. This year I am submitting for 4th of July, Labor Day & Memorial Day in that order. I know it's a long shot but I need the extra holiday to make my vacation time stretch. Thanks so much for your excellent virtual tour of Whitney. I'll be there! Richard p.s. Yours is a cool website. We will be upgading ours to a real website soon. Did you use front page?
Richard Rouse <rouser@mindspring.com>
Tempe, AZ USA - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 12:18:24 (GMT)
Fantastic Web Site. I am a novice outdoor enthusiast. I have no real equipment to speak of, but I love being outdoors. Thank-you for putting together such a awesome Web Site!...John.
John Dzwilewski <jedzwilewski>
USA - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 22:24:24 (GMT)
We visiteIdaho from S. C. in 2000 while our son was stationed at Mountain Home A.F.B. My son and I kayaked the main Payette and my daughter and I hiked some beautiful trails in Featherville. Idaho pushed New Hampshire down to #2 on my favorite state list. A greatsite.
Steve <CSurfkayaker@aol.com>
Myrtle Beach, S.C. USA - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 21:03:16 (GMT)
just saw your article in the Thrive...great site keep it up.
Mary <mary.hodges@aaaidaho.com>
Boise, ID USA - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 16:50:02 (GMT)
I've climbed Mt Borah and will do so again. Also, I hiked up Mt Elbert, Colorado's highest peak. I will be going back to Colorado to climb/hike Gray's Peak & Torrey's Peak.
Mary Light <mllight@mindspring.com>
Boise, ID USA - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 15:10:59 (GMT)
Idaho is a great place to go and to live in. I have lived here for 8 wonderful years. If you have never been here you should go. There is tons of hunting and sportsman sports.
Michelle Dixon <undisclosed>
ID USA - Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 16:44:45 (GMT)
Hey Idaho and all reading .. I absolutly love idaho if you havent been you need to go ... i plan on coming back ... :)...I love all of idaho but have a special place in my heart for boise and twin and especialy Durkies lake :)~ Bye bye
Shar <shattered_04@yahoo.com>
Arlington, Tx USA - Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 05:32:47 (GMT)
It is about time some-one did this ... I moved from idaho 2 years ago (not by choice) and i absoultly loved it and just have been tryin to explain to my friends how gorgues it is there now i dont have to ... I'll just send them here and they have to belive me ...lol .... :)~
Shar <shattered_04@yahoo.com>
Arlington, Tx USA - Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 05:26:10 (GMT)
i live in idaho - and i love it. we rock. love the site too. janet
janet smith <janet3234@hotmail.com>
sf, ca USA - Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 23:28:47 (GMT)
Enjoyed viewing your site.I lived in a cabin on 40 acres below Bonneville mountain,Off of bonneville road.Very nice view.I Have been trying to find an aerial shot of this but have had no luck.did enjoy seeing the pictures you had take though!!!
Bill Pennell <ohitsneverending@aol.com>
canton, Il USA - Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 02:09:36 (GMT)
Love the site,very inspirational. New to Twin Falls (From Ireland) and am looking for hiking/climbing club or partners.
Paul O'Carroll <pocarroll@glanbiausa.com>
Twin Falls, ID USA - Friday, December 06, 2002 at 20:32:28 (GMT)
I like climb mountain.
lily <bjlily88@hotmail.com>
fuzhou, fj china - Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 06:43:59 (GMT)
Yep, Mt. McCaleb is in Idaho.
Dan
USA - Friday, November 15, 2002 at 01:30:35 (GMT)
IS MT. MCCALEB IN IDAHO (PLEASE ANSWER BY 11-14)
ANGELA <GUPPIE_19>
TIONESTA, PA USA - Friday, November 15, 2002 at 00:06:48 (GMT)
I found your Website very interesting. The information & photographs were very educational. Thanks!
Charles Tolbert a.k.a. Charles Sturgill <ctpatch@yahoo.com>
Portsmouth, OH USA - Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 14:59:08 (GMT)
Great site Dan: It tookme a long time to fine that Idaho had so great of mountains.Thought i had to go to far lands to climb. Your doing a great job here. keep up the good work. spring is the best time to hit the Lost River Mts.And cut your teeth on snow and ice climbing and the nice thing is that they are so close. the perfect alpine experiance.
curtis <tetonmaniac@hotmail.com>
sterling, id USA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 17:31:28 (GMT)
lovely page
Chantal
USA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 11:54:45 (GMT)
IDAHO IS A BEAUTIFUL MESS OF MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS WITH SNOW TOPPED SUMMITS AND WIDE OPEN PLACES TO TAKE LONG HIKES AND WALKS WITH. BRENDA... ARE U GAME????
craig
USA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 05:31:09 (GMT)
great site...beautiful pictures...like heaven on earth
Brenda
WI USA - Friday, November 08, 2002 at 23:00:29 (GMT)
Great Site
Just getting some information for my planned trip up Big Southern Butte in Idaho next year. Looking forward to an awesome view and great photos.
John Wootton <jon_wootton@hotmail.com>
Idaho Falls, ID USA - Monday, November 04, 2002 at 20:29:37 (GMT)
great site. just moved to Idaho from back east. Lokking forward to many great hikes
Tamara boblenz-Haught <tamarajb@hotmail.com>
Pocatello, ID USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 01:19:45 (GMT)
Hello, i am a student of the tribal school and i am trying to get alot of info of the Shoshone Bannock tribes and it is very hard for me to gather history information so if any one can email me some information i am very thankful. oh and some history pictures too if possible
Camille Martinez <camillem13@hotmail.com>
Toppenish, Wa USA - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 20:31:49 (GMT)
Congratulations on summitting Whitney (& getting the infamous permit). I climbed it in the 70s, from the W.--no problem w/permits. Have only "bagged" (they allowed me to climb them) 13 US HPs but plenty of 2ds (ie Mauna Loa, 2.95 ascents), & many abroad, latest in the Mascarene Islands (see Highpoints Forum). Is that hut on top full of snow? It was when I climbed it. Besides Whitney--slept on top--I've had the pleasure of watching the sun rise from 2 mts., Shasta & Gilman's Point on Kilimanjaro--it was worth the climb. The only one I've climbed in the Gem State is its HP, Borah, + some of the Craters of the Moon--a bunch of cinder cones. --Roger Williams, 61, Boulder, Colorado.
Roger A.C. Williams <rogerac@ix.netcom.com>
Boulder, CO USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 20:30:49 (GMT)
Your site has been a great source for planning my next adventure.
Peter Hillman <phillman@nbc38.com>
Twin Falls, ID USA - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 15:15:01 (GMT)
I have climbed Middle Fork Peak in the Yellowjacket Mountains over 100 times. My family and I worked the lookout tower on top its 100+ ft rock pile for many years in the 1980's. If you ever find yourself in the area, go to Middle Fork Peak. You'll fall in love with the area, I'm sure, the same as I have.
Clint Burns <cburns@nnex.net>
Conover, WI USA - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 20:13:17 (GMT)
This is an excellent site and it's a pleasure signing your guestbook.

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Patricia Delavaille <patriciadelavaille3@aol.com>
New York, USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 10:36:22 (GMT)
Well done! I will reference your site before I even think about heading out again... a lot of new mountains for me to get up!
Todd Carrier <tcarrier@marketron.com>
Ketchum, ID USA - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 22:16:19 (GMT)
Very cool web site. I have been reading about you Idaho climbs and enjoying the stories and pics. Web surfing at it's best! I was stationed at Mt. Home AFB in the 70's and we camped and fished in the hills around Feathervile.
Matt Mccann <guardpuke@attbi.com>
Eagan, Mn USA - Friday, September 27, 2002 at 02:14:37 (GMT)
Great Scenes. Keep it up!
Mike Kissinger
Wausau, WI USA - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 21:34:16 (GMT)
Thanks for the content!
Tom
USA - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 21:39:26 (GMT)
My worst experience climbing was when my rope rubbed on a rock and broke. I ended up falling about 235 feet and braking almost every bone in my body. i was in critical condition for 3months. it took me 2 and a half years to make a full recovery. i tried the summit again and ended up breaking my back. i dont dare try again, i cant being paralyzed
Calogen Dusterc <snowboarder_132@snowboard.com>
Paris, ID USA - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 03:05:54 (GMT)
We lived in Leadville for 27 years. Elbert and Massive were visible out our living room window. We especially appreciate these views of the mountains. We climbed Massive but never Elbert. Long cold winters!!
andrew fishburn <ajfish41@myvine.com>
sterling, ks USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 02:27:15 (GMT)
Hello Idaho (I love your logo!), congratulations and thank you for creating and maintaining your great website. I also like your website design very much. We are a european management advies, training and e-business company, surfing the internet to find excellent examples. We sure found one at Idahosummits.com and will enhance your website promotie by showing it during our training sessions. Thank you very much for sharing your dedication to Idaho and your work with us.
Aurélie
Belgium - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 13:11:32 (GMT)
Great site. What a wonderful idea!
Jenny Hennessy <mntbikebabe@rocketmail.com>
Boise, ID USA - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 22:05:11 (GMT)
Excellent site, bonjour et bravo IdahoSummits! Excusez-moi si j'écris en français mais mon anglais n'est pas très bon. Bravo et merci pour votre travail et votre design de site web cool et sympa! Votre site internet est un exemple de formation informatique. Notre société propose du conseil en gestion, du conseil en informatique et de la formation en référencement de site internet. Votre site est si bien fait qu'il nous servira d'exemple. Un grand merci à vous Idahosummits et à bientôt!
Opleiding Webdiensten
USA - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 08:58:07 (GMT)
Great website and information. We can't wait to view this old site ourselves...adios
Ralph Tamez <Ralphandkristen@aol.com>
Boise, Id USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 17:37:51 (GMT)
Excellent site! My first climb was Mt. Borah five years ago. I've been hooked ever since. Although my husband and I have switched to OR & WA glacier climbs, this site is a great reminder of all of the peaks in our back yard waiting to be climbed!
Heidi Bauer
Eagle, ID USA - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 22:59:55 (GMT)
HI DAN WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT OTTO,S PEAK?IS IT A OFFICIAL NAME OR LOCAL NAME? OTTO WAS MY BROTHER KILLED IN A SLIDE 6 YEARS AGO. THANKS JERRY OTTESON
jerry otteson <fishon55@integrity.com>
bothell, wa USA - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 05:24:23 (GMT)
Thanks for all your work! It's of huge worth to those of us who want to do more of what you do. Mike Crenshaw
Mike Crenshaw <mike_crenshaw@jabil.com>
Meridian, ID USA - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 21:12:32 (GMT)
Fantastic site Dan. You do what I WANT to do!! You have inspired me to take more pics when I am out exploring.
Julie Brown <julb1@mindspring.com>
Boise, Id USA - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 05:42:00 (GMT)
Great site!
Stephan Stram <sstram@hotmail.com>
APO, AE USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 10:25:46 (GMT)
Joseph Williams introduced me to the Idaho Summits and especially 'Hyndman Peak' I think it is the most beautiful and of course I am not in the least prejudiced. William Hyndman Thank you for a great site. WH
William Hyndman
USA - Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 15:59:03 (GMT)
Aloha, I am at the airport and surfed just to your site. Great! I will put it to my favorites. Michael
Lebensversicherung <lebensversicherung@1-dv.de>
Munich, Bavaria Germany - Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 21:43:39 (GMT)
Great web site. I was wondering if any one had any information on climbing castle peak in the white clouds, or a good book to buy. Please email me with any info thanks chris
chris <csmithus@yahoo.com>
vail, co USA - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 01:24:51 (GMT)
NICE WEBSIGHT!! I BAGGED MT ELBERT 3 DAYS AGO. GREAT VIEWS, MODERATE DIFFICULTY. 6TH HIGH POINT. ALSO 6TH CO 14ER. MT KATAHDIN (ME) AND HOLY CROSS (CO) WERE MUCH HARDER. NEED TO TRY SOME OF YOUR IDAHO PEAKS. HEY, ARE THERE REALLY CHICKENS ON BORAH?
Joe Bonder <lumpieswest@earthlink.net>
Georgetown, KY USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 02:53:19 (GMT)
Going to climb my first mountain - Diamond Peak - in Sept. The information you gave on your climb was very enlightening. I hope this is the start of climbing alot of moutains. Thanks for the info!
Sheri <state83301@aol.com>
Twin Falls, ID USA - Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 20:05:46 (GMT)
Your web site rocks. I do the big trudge on Aug 8 and your stuff was the best I found. Your pictures are cool too (now, I can leave my camera behind). Talley ho.
tom m <tm4170399@aol.com>
pleasanton, ca USA - Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 22:23:37 (GMT)
just stumbled onto your site from Idaho State University site.
Anthony Jackman <jackman@whidbey.net>
Oak harbor, WA USA - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 20:30:24 (GMT)
We're always looking for new trails - this website is great! Really enjoyed the Whitney description as that is on our to do list. It's always interesting to hear someone elses version of hikes that we've already done. Keep posting!
Dave & Donna Miller <lildonna@msn.com>
Bruneau, ID USA - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 18:20:39 (GMT)
I am Matthew Bullard's mother. Your sight is great and the recent Mt.Whitney Pics Matthew forwarded to me are wonderful. Loved the sunrise!!
Judi Havens <jhavens123@attbi.com>
Marion, MA USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 23:00:33 (GMT)
Great Site!! Nice to see some good pictures and descriptions on the web.
Neil Ragan <mtnbiker_1@hotmail.com>
Boise, ID USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 03:36:36 (GMT)
Nice website, I just moved from washington and have only done solos and I would like to find a partner. Anyone around with some time? e-mail me if you wanna hike, scramble, ski, or climb.
justin carvitto <teleier@hotmail.com>
pocatello, id USA - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 17:06:33 (GMT)
Climbed Meade Peak on July 7, 2002. Third time in 30 years. Always enjoyed the view. Great website.Thanks.
Vicki Price <LaSheepdog@aol.com>
Georgetown, ID USA - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 15:23:03 (GMT)
Found your site checking out other walking/hiking/active websites - yours is one of the nicest ones. We're still working on increasing the trail descriptions for the Seefeld area, but give us a visit for an idea of the Austrian Tirol. Best wishes.
Steve Rout <info@walkseefeld.com>
Seefeld, Austria - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 12:10:45 (GMT)
I just moved to Idaho last Fall and have been climbing this Spring. Your site has given me some good information, and most recently some good pictures of Steel Mountain to help with a trip to climb the technical routes up there. Keep up the good work and keep summitting!!
Sam Jacobson <samualdavidsimon@earthlink.net>
Boise, ID USA - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 18:39:56 (GMT)
I was searching for Climbing information and Pictures of Idaho. This is the best site so far.. My family and I are moveing to boise area, where my husbands famly lives.. in the next few months.. I have been a climbing enthusiast, for years here in my native northern california area..I will be sad to leave but highly antisipate relocating.. Thanks for any advise you may give..Mcp
Michelle Pennow <mpennow@excite.com>
Boise, ID USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 21:12:24 (GMT)
I was excited to see a peak named after my surname. Thanks, Eric
Eric Sturgell <estur86@yahoo.com>
Richmond , Va USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 22:22:38 (GMT)
Nice pictures...find out how Sacajawea's were exiled to Fort Hall after given their own rez land...http://www.shoshonebannocktribes.com/lemhi_shoshone.html
Kel Ariwite <ariwite@mac.com>
Fort Hall, ID USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 22:15:51 (GMT)
Hey, it's a great site with some awesome pics and trip reports. Keep up the good work!
Mark Hall <markster37@hotmail.com>
Germantown, MD USA - Friday, May 31, 2002 at 02:45:04 (GMT)
Nice climbing page. It looks like you get out often. Good job. I tell all my climbing friends to know you own back yard before driving far to other more "famous" climbs. It looks like you are more familiar with your back yard than most.
Kevin Caudill <kcaudill@worldnet.att.net>
Boise, ID USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 01:47:48 (GMT)
Great Site! I've done half the top 10 in Idaho, and will do the rest soon enough I'm sure... Let everybody know it's a good idea to donate to Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue. Or volunteer! - Dave
David Hay <davidhay@rmci.net>
Boise, ID USA - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 03:29:05 (GMT)
Enjoyed your comments and pics. I swear you used my pics of Hyndman, same shots from the same vantage point, only I didn't see any goats on my trip. Maybe we'll meet up on the trail sometime. Until then, good climbing.
Bill Holland-Smith <billghs272@yahoo.com>
Mountain Home, ID USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 15:23:25 (GMT)
im doing a report on it and i want to know if you can give me some information on it
shira hirsch <song1290>
new york, america USA - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 23:07:15 (GMT)
Until you came along my summers were a bore. Now this year you add a bunch of early season accessible and beautiful hikes to the page. IT KICKS ASS! No more waiting until June!!!
ID Mtn. Boy <None>
Nampa, ID USA - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 04:52:27 (GMT)
THANKS FOR THE GREAT INFO CENTER YOU'VE CREATED. WE USE IT OFTEN. KR
KEVIN ROSS <KROSS@TREBARINC.COM>
TWIN FALLS, ID USA - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 22:15:30 (GMT)
Wish I would have found this site prior to my climb. I attempted a summit climb on Mt. Borah on 5-3-02 but was only able to get to Chicken Out Ridge. What a beautiful climb! Required winter climbing gear with exception of snow shoes. I plan on returning to finish the climb! For two days it was just my climbing partner and me on the mountain. Great opportunity to see a beautiful range and valley. Thanks for all your photos! Got some of my own on this trip! Look forward to visiting your site again! Dirk from the North!
Dirk Darrow <ddarrowm@aol.com>
Rathdrum, ID USA - Monday, May 06, 2002 at 22:29:47 (GMT)
good info, thanks
worth
USA - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 22:49:02 (GMT)
I've climbed my fair share while attending field camp in the White Clouds. Hope you have a chance to climb outside the US sometime.
Melinda Harper <mharper@idahoruralwater.com>
Meridian, ID USA - Friday, April 12, 2002 at 05:35:45 (GMT)
Great site!! I have enjoyed looking at all the photos and comments on the message board. I have you bookmarked. RW
Richard Wallace <richard@doublelinc.com>
American Falls, ID USA - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 23:43:56 (GMT)
Sometime between 1926 and 1932 my mother and dad spent two winters at "Cape Horn" in the Salmon River country of Idaho. I know they packed in by horseback pulling sleds with their year's worth of food because once the snow set in they couldn't leave. My mother's health was poor and it was thought back in those days that the high altitude might help her. My dad ended up a professional photographer and I have lots of pictures of that area from that time. There was a bounty on cougar and that's how he made what money he did make. I have always wondered exactly where on the South Fork "Cape Horn" might be located but have never found it before this. Do feel free to write me if you want to......... I love to share......
Doris Chapin Bailey <dorie@eagle.ptialaska.net>
Sitka, AK USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 21:49:13 (GMT)
Old building on Heinen must have been for a fire lookout??? Any "can't miss" peaks that you have been to in the Idaho City area that I need to get on my list?
Dan
USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 03:22:12 (GMT)
Very interesting. My favorite web site for Idaho. I'm an Idaho native and love Idaho as though she were my mother. I work for the U.S. Forest Service and have been to a few of your places. Some on horseback as I'm the rangerider in Idaho City. What do you suppose the old buiding on top of Mt. Heinen was for, lol? If you ever need a new rocky point to explore give me a call at 392-6681 the Idaho City Ranger's office. Charlie
Charlie Swearingen <broomtail@msn.com>
Idaho City, ID USA - Monday, April 01, 2002 at 13:48:16 (GMT)
Who is "the man" who created this site...what a hero to hikers everywhere!
Carrie Watson <carriewatson@micron.com>
Meridian, ID USA - Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 04:00:56 (GMT)
Of course I meant your web page Dan! It is awesome!! What a great reference tool - I'll be back often to plan the next trip....
Peg
Boise, ID USA - Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 21:14:52 (GMT)
I know Peg and can assure you she only meant my web page rocked...

By the way, I am happily married (as I have told you via email) and not looking to learn any new "climbing tricks".

Dan
Boise, ID USA - Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 00:46:07 (GMT)
He's mine, stay away! You more than rock Dan! Anytime you are ready to learn some new climbing tricks, you know who to call ;-)
Megan
Meridian, ID USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 01:51:45 (GMT)
You rock Dan! :-)
Peg Moran <pmoran@micron.com>
Boise, ID USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 18:02:33 (GMT)
Thank you for creating such a nice web site. I hang onto the information supplied as I planned a trip to Mt. Borah. There was a wide range of facts about the mountain but few pertaining to winter/spring climbing conditions. Here is my report: 3/23/02 Getting a late start from Logan, Ut. we reached the access road off of highway 93. Traveled on icy road within 2.5 miles of the trailhead. On foot we hike the forest trail layed down by skiers (never mentioned in any reports). The trail was well defined, steep, and snow was hard enough to walk upon. Some areas the snow were waist deep and slowed progress greatly. Reached treeline and ate lunch, but realized the weather and day light may close in on us. At 2:00 pm we reached what we thought was "chicken out ridge". We were never sure, from all reports, where this ridge was located, since three ridges match the best description of the it. The cloud cover drop forming a driving snow storm. The knowledge that we had at least 4 more hours climbing in these condition caused us to turn for home. The information we felt would have been helpful would pertained to snow and road conditions. Whether one should plan to snowshoe, ski, or hike on foot based on recent reports, that we could not get from the NFS. Finally, we loved every inch, except for the waist deep snow, of the mountain and will return to top it off. Borah is far from "Boring". One should plan for a one and a half to two day winter climb to manage its summit.
Keith Donaldson <kdonaldson@weber.k12.ut.us>
Layton, Ut USA - Monday, March 25, 2002 at 16:10:37 (GMT)
Great site, grew up and graduated from Wood River High School, now a flatlander, god I love to hike those mountians.
Tracey McAuley <tmcauley@homeinternet.net>
Hazelton, ID USA - Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 04:35:51 (GMT)
NICE!!!! Found your page from a link on summitpost.com. Photos are excellent!! After checking your website, my wife and I will be shooting over to ID this summer to try and do a peak or two. Much respect! radek
radek chalupa <radek.p.chalupa@intel.com>
portland, or USA - Monday, March 18, 2002 at 19:23:31 (GMT)
dan, awesome job on the site! it's given me more ideas about what to hike. keep up the good job and mabey see you on the trail.
brian
boise, id USA - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 22:50:02 (GMT)
This has got to be the best web site on Idaho Mountains. Nicely done and well organized. Let's add a couple epics to the list this summer... Church/Donaldson & Thompson in particular!! Keep climbing, Dan!
Vince Lowe <vince_ddbc@hotmail.com>
Boise, ID USA - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 18:48:50 (GMT)
Your website is a great one. Keep it up. Hope to meet you somewhere in Idaho's hills.
Steve Gerrish
Hailey, ID USA - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 15:15:52 (GMT)
Unless you paralleled Dan's ascent of Pickle's Butte last year, you have nothing to bring to the table! Canyon County highpoints rock!
Secret
USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 05:00:10 (GMT)
For Old Goat: The duplication of peaks is interesting, but Williamson isn't on the list for this summer, though Whitney is. Send me an email when you get a chance, I'm dying for an explanation of your Mt. Williamson comment.
Dan <dan@idahosummits.com>
USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 04:44:43 (GMT)
synchronistically also Pilot/Freeman 5/5/01...Smokey Dome 9/14/99 under full moon.....will introduce myself to you on Mt Williamson this summer in the Sierra Nevada
old goat
ID USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 00:24:43 (GMT)
close to crossing paths in 2001...Shaw Mtn 4/28 owyhee trio 5/19..Boulder Pk 8/26...Saviers 9/23...before coming across your website...enjoy the photos and approach descriptions....
old goat
ID USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 00:03:02 (GMT)
Hey,love your sight,lots of great photos. When you make it up Cape Horn look for my peak register on the center peak.This is my favorite area in the state.
DAVID j. TAYLOR <SURGEON-KING@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
NAMPA, ID USA - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 22:45:55 (GMT)
Thanks for the pictures from the top. I am one of those who chicken out when I come across cruddy ice bridges on ridges.
Kevin Delaney
ID USA - Saturday, February 02, 2002 at 17:44:45 (GMT)
I'll look into creating a screen saver. Beings I don't have any experience on doing it, no promises.
Dan <dan@idahosummits.com>
USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 03:45:44 (GMT)
can I get screen savers?
Mike Hammond <n40@pmt.org>
Rupert, ID USA - Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 23:07:50 (GMT)
Thanks for the feedback. I'll try to add the topo with the route like I did on Galena Peak and Mount Cramer. If you have any other feedback on style or content, let me know. -Dan
Dan
Boise, ID USA - Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 20:22:55 (GMT)
Great site man! I think your photos and info on the climbs are a great help for folks like myself, (new climber). One thing that would make this great site even better would be more of your routes drawn on topo maps, like the Mt. Cramer trip. It would help out people in picking the right lines and trails to take to the summits. Thanks, and keep up the great work!
Tim Johnson <TJohnson_80@yahoo.com>
Mt. Home AFB, ID USA - Friday, January 25, 2002 at 23:05:27 (GMT)
loved looking at the picture. allthough i cant climb anymore it was just like being there.
dave hill
Dodgeville, WI USA - Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 10:05:14 (GMT)
Nice site! I love the Idaho mountains!
Randy Claxton
Olympia, wa USA - Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 21:19:08 (GMT)
Killer website. I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time as well. I thought my pic's of dozens upon dozens of Idaho peaks were close to the best and your collection ranks very high. I also have climbed many of these peaks but not as many prominent peaks that you have. Quite an accomplishment. My home region is McCall, Valley County and the Salmon River Mtn's with the White Clouds a close second. The trophy of course is Castle Peak and I've nearly summited the peak twice but turned back once due to weather and lthe last time because of a winey climbing partner(girlfriend). Great site and I have enjoyed visiting it often. Keep it running. Sincerely, Die-hard Idaho Climber
DAVE ARANT <davearant@hotmail.com>
Boise, ID USA - Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 16:01:49 (GMT)
I moved away from Idaho 7 months ago and am having withdrawl symptoms. Your site is just what I need in my times of need in this flatland of Indiana.
E Sievers <sieveric@yahoo.com>
terre haute, in USA - Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at 22:41:02 (GMT)