September 11, 2015 - borah peak idaho high point day hike 12 662 ft

Let's do the highest peak in Idaho, Borah Peak. This is a heavy use peak so we will do it on Friday and avoid the Saturday crowds. We'll meet at an undeveloped campground (outhouse only) on the banks of the Lost River, on US 93 about a mile south of Mackay Reservoir and about 2 miles north of Mackay on Thursday afternoon and do the hike early on Friday. This is a very steep hike with a bunch of scrambling and exposure, especially on the so-called Chicken Out Ridge. I plan to do another of the Idaho high points on Saturday so we will camp again Friday night. Plan to eat and motel it in Mackay on Saturday night to support local businesses. Drive home on Sunday. Limit of 8. Contact Dennis to register and determine meeting and carpooling specifics, and motel suggestion.

Level:MSD
Miles:7.0
Vertical:5500'
Route:Out & Back
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Dennis Goreham
Phone:801-550-5119
Date:Fri Sep 11 2015
Meeting Place:Registration required

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