Post by: Landon Otis

View from Harrison Peak

Selkirk Range Hikes, Trip Report

Harrison Peak

20 Oct , 2018  

Idaho Selkirks Harrison Peak is an easy approach once you get to the end of Upper Pack River Road which can take about 30-40 minutes after you turn off Highway 95. It is the last trailhead on the road with plenty of good parking and a pit toilet (in case you needed to know). The […]

Long Lake & Mountain

Selkirk Range Hikes, Trip Report

Long Lake & Long’s Peak

14 Jul , 2018  

Idaho Selkirks The trip to the trailhead for Long Lake means a bit of a drive from Sandpoint since it is beyond the Kootenai Wildlife Refuge outside of Bonners Ferry. Once you reach the trailhead, the hike is fairly easy up and over Pyramid Pass and along ridgeline hugging Long Canyon. Landon (Otis) and my […]

Mt. Casey from ridge about Caribou Lake

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Mt. Casey

29 Sep , 2017  

We drove to the trailhead for Caribou Lake by taking the Pack River Road west to Caribou Creek Road (No. 2684). Drive just more than 4 miles and then bear left for the final 2.5 miles which were fairly rough. The elevation here is 4,270 feet and the lake is 5,192 feet. The hike to […]

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Mt. Roothaan

19 Oct , 2015   Gallery

Elevation: 7,326 ft. Rank: 14 Coordinates: 48.613N 116.705W Trailhead: Chimney Rock, No 256 Trailhead Elevation: 4,020’ Estimate Time: 3-4½ up, 2½-3½ down South Ridge, class 2 7 miles, 3306’ elevation gain The climb begins in the parking area of Chimney Rock trailhead (there is a shorter route from the Priest Lake side). The trail gains […]

Selkirk Range Hikes, Trip Report

Mt. Roothaan

17 Oct , 2015  

Mt. Roothaan is 7,326′ and sits just half a mile south of Chimney Rock and is about 200′ higher. The vantage point offers the best view of Chimney Rock of any 7,000′ footers on the crest. I left the trailhead on the Pack River side late – Noon. The trail starts painfully slow and gains […]

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Silver Dollar Peak Finale

18 Oct , 2014   Gallery

All good things must come to an end and this year has been terrific. Yesterday was my last hike/climb for the year here in the U.S. Selkirks. The weather was near perfect. I have attached a few photos from the hike up Silver Dollar Peak here – the 13th unique peak we have done the […]

Family Hikes, Selkirk Range Hikes, Trail Description

Roman Nose Peak

5 Oct , 2014   Gallery

Elevation: 7,260’ Rank: 20 Coordinates: 48.628N, 116.593W Trailhead: Roman Nose Lake Trail, No. 165 Trailhead elevation 5,900’ Estimated time: 2.5 – 3 hours West Couloir 3.5 miles, 1,360’ elevation gain Class 2 Roman Nose Lakes are some of the most beautiful and easy to access lakes in the region. The trailhead starts at the lower […]

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Twin Peaks

2 Sep , 2014  

Twin peaks were hiked Sat. August 23rd 2014 with Don Otis and Ken Emmerson. We started from the Beehive Lake trailhead and went all the way to the lake. From the East end of the lake we headed North to the top of the ridge that separates Little Harrison Lake from Beehive Lake. We followed […]

Blacktail Lake Trestle Creek

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Moose Mountain Loop Trail Ride

1 Sep , 2014  

The Moose Mountain Loop Trail is an approximately 9 mile, round trip trail that takes you past two great mountain lakes.  This is a great horseback ride or hike. I rode this trail with my parents; Roley and Janice Schoonover, my brother and sister-in-law; Isaac and Libby Schoonover, and my two kids; Emily (4) and […]