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The Lake in the Photo

Posted on by Mike Cothern / Comments Off on The Lake in the Photo

A Mystery Solved by Chance Story and Photos by Mike Cothern Just one more lake,” I thought while dropping my backpack to the ground. The storm clouds that had been forecasted to bring precipitation in the form of
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A Peak for the Fergusons

Posted on by Steve Grantham / Comments Off on A Peak for the Fergusons

In Honor of Everyman Climbers Story and Photos by Steve Grantham The history of Idaho mountaineering is full of illustrious names, but it also includes hundreds of other men and women who explored the state’s mountain ranges to
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Bases Loaded

Posted on by Alice Schenk / Comments Off on Bases Loaded

Hitting the Grand Slam Story and Photos by Alice Schenk I love lists. They’re an aid to constancy—the stickability that carries me through situations and sections of life in a manner more focused than I might otherwise be.
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The Grand Slam

Posted on by Tom Lopez / Comments Off on The Grand Slam

Spring Training in the Mountains Story and Photos by Tom Lopez The author, a noted Idaho mountaineer, coined the term “the Grand Slam” for four peaks in the Boise area that are prized by climbers. Here, he describes
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Northern Highs

Posted on by Alice Schenk / Comments Off on Northern Highs

Up Scotchman and Illinois Peaks Story and Photos by Alice Schenk The author is nearing completion of her efforts to climb the high point in each of Idaho’s forty-four counties, which she has chronicled in these pages. Here,
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Mount Baird

Posted on by Alice Schenk / Comments Off on Mount Baird

A Bad Start to a Good Thing Story and Photos by Alice Schenk Bear spray has an expiration date. We were headed back to grizzly country to climb Mount Baird—which at 10,030 feet, is the Bonneville County High
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Four More

Posted on by Alice Schenk / Comments Off on Four More

En Route to Conquering Idaho’s Forty-Four High Points Story and Photos by Alice Schenk In this installment of an occasional series, the author tags four more peaks in a quest to stand atop each high point in Idaho’s
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First Ascents

Posted on by Ray Brooks / Comments Off on First Ascents

And Later Climbs in the Sawtooths Story and Photos by Ray Brooks “Rugged country,” a painter friend of mountaineer Robert Underhill said about Idaho’s Sawtooth Range in the early 1930s. “Awful rugged country. Miles and miles of sharp
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The Idaho Twelvers

Posted on by Clint Barg / Comments Off on The Idaho Twelvers

Tackling the Tallest Story and Photos by Clint Barg I’ve been attracted to climbing for as long as I can remember.  The first time I laid eyes on an Idaho peak up close, I was hooked. It was Heart
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