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 […]

Selkirk Range Hikes

Blue Mountain (Schweitzer)

23 Aug , 2015  

Author: Don Otis Schweitzer Mountain resort is a good place to start a hike in the southern Selkirks. Park at the lot near the village, pass the tennis courts and look for the TH just to the left of the quad (at about 4600′). Follow the well established trail that zigzags past a stream and […]

Selkirk Range Hikes, Trail Description

Silver Dollar Peak

8 May , 2015  

Elevation: 7,181’ Rank: 22 Coordinates: 48.612N, 116.594W Trailhead: Chimney Rock Trail, No. 256 Trailhead elevation 4,020’ Estimated Time: 4 – 5 hours up, 3 – 4 down Southeast Ridge Class 1 5.25 miles, 3,161’ elevation gain Start the climb by parking at the Chimney Rock Trailhead. Cross the bridge and head south along the hillside […]

Selkirk Range Hikes, Trail Description

Long Mountain

8 May , 2015  

Elevation: 7,265’ Rank: 19 Coordinates: 48.834N, 116.616W Trailhead: Pyramid Pass Trail, No. 13 Trailhead elevation 5,410’ (not sure) Estimated Time: 2.5 – 3 hours South Ridge Class 1 5.75 miles, 1,855’ elevation gain (2,495’ net) The simplest way to reach the summit of Long Mountain is by taking the Pyramid Pass Trail. The hike to […]

Selkirk Range Hikes, Trail Description

Selkirk Mountain U-1

8 May , 2015  

Elevation: 7,709 Rank: 1 Coordinates:48.847N, 116.554W Trailhead: Big Fisher Lake Trail, No. 41 Trailhead elevation 5,410’ Estimated Time: 3 – 4.5 hours South Slopes Class 1 5.75 miles, 2,299’ elevation gain (2,799’ net) The highest peak in the U.S. Selkirks is at best, unassuming, not terribly interesting, and somewhat uninspiring. Unlike the impressive granite peaks […]

Selkirk Range Hikes, Trail Description

Fisher Lake Cirque U-4

8 May , 2015  

Elevation: 7,530’ Rank: 9 Coordinates: 48.837N, 116.569W Trailhead: Big Fisher Lake Trail, No. 41 Trailhead elevation 5,410’ (not sure) Estimated Time: 2.5 – 3 hours South Ridge Class 1 4.75 miles, 2120’ elevation gain (2,320’ net) This is similar to Myrtle Peak in that the trail simply passes close to a high point in route […]

Selkirk Range Hikes, Trail Description

Trout Peak U-3

8 May , 2015  

Elevation: 7,535’ Rank: 8 Coordinates: 48.823N, 116.607W Trailhead: Big Fisher Lake Trail, No. 41 Trailhead elevation 5,410’ (not sure) Estimated Time: 2-3 hours East Ridge Class 1 6.5 miles RT, 2125’ elevation gain This is the easiest route up Trout Peak (U-3). The hike into Trout Lake is 3 miles. You do not go all […]

Selkirk Range Hikes, Trail Description

Pyramid Peak

8 May , 2015  

Elevation: 7,355’ Rank: 11 Coordinates: 48.812N, 116.622W Trailhead: Pyramid Pass, No. 13 Trailhead elevation 5,410’ (not sure) Estimated Time: 2-3 hours The most direct way to summit Pyramid Peak is off the trail that crosses the crest at 6500’. You can exit the trail slightly before the crest and head up a steep boulder field […]

Selkirk Range Hikes, Trail Description

Ball Peak

8 May , 2015  

Elevation: 7,265’ Rank: 18 Coordinates: 48.791N, 116.625W Trailhead: Pyramid Pass, No. 13 (connecting with Pyramid/Ball Lakes No. 43) Trailhead Elevation: 5,410’ (not sure) Estimated Time: 2.5 – 3 hours If you are looking for a quick trip to the Selkirk Crest Ball Peak fits the bill. The trail (No. 43) takes off south about a […]

Selkirk Range Hikes, Trail Description

Gunsight Peak

8 May , 2015  

Elevation: 7,352’ Rank: 12 Coordinates: 48.583N 116.695W Trailhead: Fault Lake No. 59 Trailhead elevation: 3,200’ Estimated time: 3 – 4 hours to Fault Lake, 2½-3 to Gunsight Peak The Fault Lake Trail is not steep but it is long. This is the starting point for eastside approaches. And reaching the summit of Gunsight is an […]

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