Trip Report

Mt. Sill – Sierras

19 Aug , 2015  

Author: Don Otis Mt. Sill is in the eastern Sierras near Big Pine on the North and South Forth trailheads. It is 14,162′ one of the 12 ranked 14,000′ peaks in California. I headed up Fathers Day Weekend in 2015 making easy time. We reached the Palisade glacier and began to traverse it to the […]

Cabinet Range Hikes, Trip Report

Star Peak

16 May , 2015  

Star Peak is a mere 6,167’ but a whopping 4,000’ vertical from the start of the #998 trailhead. This is an easy one to reach – just off highway 2 before you get to Big Eddy Campground just outside of Heron, Montana. The Friends of Scotchman’s Peaks Wilderness (see had eight hikers, all who […]

Goat Mountain Idaho Summit

Cabinet Range Hikes, Trail Description

Goat Mountain Trail

30 Mar , 2015  

Trail: 44 Trailhead: 3,141’ Summit: 6,641’ Distance: 4.5 miles Trail condition: Excellent There are several peaks in the Cabinet Mountains of North Idaho named “Goat.” This Goat Mountain is not to be confused with Goat Mountain directly to the west of Scotchman’s Peak. Drive to Bonners Ferry and proceed north to Threemile Corner (Highway 2) […]

Cabinet Range Hikes, Trip Report

Scotchman’s Peak – Winter

22 Mar , 2015   Gallery

Elevation: 7,009’ The highest peak in North Idaho is well worth the effort – even in early spring. The road into the trailhead was passable without 4WD. From Clark Fork, Trailhead 65 is 6.2 miles. The last section of the road (2.2 miles) is the muddiest. An early start is always best but Scotchman’s can […]

Cabinet Range Hikes, Trail Description

Cedar Lakes Trail

7 Mar , 2015   Gallery

Trail 141, 2888’ Summit Elevations: Dome Peak 7,560’, Scenery Mountain 6,875’ Grambauer Mountain 7,377’ The trailhead starts just west of Libby, Montana on Cedar Creek Road 402 and heads south for three miles to a well marked trailhead. We found this is shady early in the season and snow lingers. The trail is easy to […]

Cabinet Range Hikes, Trail Description

Scotchman’s Peak (Winter)

22 Feb , 2015   Gallery

Trailhead: 3,300’ Summit: 7,009’ Vertical: 3,709’ Mileage: 7.0 Finding the trailhead is a bit of a challenge. Drive to the town of Clark Fork and then turn north by the Chevron station (Main Street) and pass the high school. The road goes through a residential area before it turns right at about a mile. Do […]

Cabinet Range Hikes, Trip Report

Goat Mountain (Winter)

16 Feb , 2015   Gallery

The last day of January in North Idaho is not the time of the year one expects to be hiking high into the Cabinet Mountains near Montana. In spite of a less-than-stellar forecast we set out for the Scotchman’s Peak trailhead. We managed to get within several miles before getting two Jeeps stuck in the […]

Cabinet Range Hikes, Trip Report

Star Peak (Winter)

16 Feb , 2015   Gallery

Star Peak is just east of the Idaho border and starts just off the road before you get to Big Eddy Campground. If you reach the campground coming from Clark Fork, you have gone about a quarter of a mile too far. The trailhead for the Big Eddy Trail and Starr Peak is 100 yards […]

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 […]