August road trip.

August road trip.

pat
pat

August 24th, 2008, 5:35 am #1

George, John, and I returned today from a memorable road trip to some of Idaho’s most obscure peaks. We began our journey with a little loop in the Lemhi’s consisting of Nicholson Peak, Peak 10965, Little Diamond, and Black & White Peak . We then made our way to Wildhorse Basin to finish off with Gabrielle’s Horn (11,641), Boulder Lake Peak (11,080), and Peak 11270.

Our Lemhi adventure featured a restless, windy night on the ridge crest near B&W Peak. Lighting pounded away across the valley until midnight and the wind timed its blasts perfectly to awaken us just as we were about to fall asleep.

Two days later, despite being in the vicinity of such divinely named summits as Angel’s Perch and Gabrielle’s Horn, we endured a “Traverse from Hell” of the NW ridge/face of Gabrielle’s. Eight hours of nonstop scrambling including a little rope work, lead us to the summit whose only registrant was Mr. Baugher in 2005. No wonder.

The following day on the top of Boulder Lake Peak, there was no sign of Mr. Baugher or any other visitor. George had to pull out the carpenter’s level to assure we actually were on the high point before building a cairn and leaving a register on that stellar summit.

Peak 11,270 also turned out to be a real gem.


John and George approaching our bivouac near Black and White Peak.


John and George on NW Ridge of Gabrielle’s Horn


Is this the true summit? George lining up the level on the top of Boulder Lake Peak.


Peak 11,270 and friend.


Hiking down from Peak 11,270 with Howard Peak in the background.
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brendon
brendon

August 24th, 2008, 5:57 am #2

Great stuff. I would assume Boulder Lake Peak has been overlooked due to it's proximity to DBE. Did you find any signs of activity on 11,270(80?) as well?

Love the Idaho 11ers!
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John R
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August 24th, 2008, 3:39 pm #3

Someone had placed a cairn on peak 11280 but we did not find a register of any kind
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Joined: December 20th, 2007, 3:45 pm

August 25th, 2008, 12:41 am #4

George, John, and I returned today from a memorable road trip to some of Idaho’s most obscure peaks. We began our journey with a little loop in the Lemhi’s consisting of Nicholson Peak, Peak 10965, Little Diamond, and Black & White Peak . We then made our way to Wildhorse Basin to finish off with Gabrielle’s Horn (11,641), Boulder Lake Peak (11,080), and Peak 11270.

Our Lemhi adventure featured a restless, windy night on the ridge crest near B&W Peak. Lighting pounded away across the valley until midnight and the wind timed its blasts perfectly to awaken us just as we were about to fall asleep.

Two days later, despite being in the vicinity of such divinely named summits as Angel’s Perch and Gabrielle’s Horn, we endured a “Traverse from Hell” of the NW ridge/face of Gabrielle’s. Eight hours of nonstop scrambling including a little rope work, lead us to the summit whose only registrant was Mr. Baugher in 2005. No wonder.

The following day on the top of Boulder Lake Peak, there was no sign of Mr. Baugher or any other visitor. George had to pull out the carpenter’s level to assure we actually were on the high point before building a cairn and leaving a register on that stellar summit.

Peak 11,270 also turned out to be a real gem.


John and George approaching our bivouac near Black and White Peak.


John and George on NW Ridge of Gabrielle’s Horn


Is this the true summit? George lining up the level on the top of Boulder Lake Peak.


Peak 11,270 and friend.


Hiking down from Peak 11,270 with Howard Peak in the background.
Great pics. You guys must have had the diet of mountain goats!
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Geo
Geo

August 25th, 2008, 4:48 am #5

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August 25th, 2008, 2:27 pm #6

"we ate hamburgers, chorizos & grilled onions w/ beans, brauts & sauerkraut, chips & salsa, beef stew, ham w/ fried taters & onions, etc. We even had sausage links, pancakes & eggs for breakfast on our "rest day" after Gabriel's Horn (the day we climbed Boulder Lake Peak), and corned beef hash & poached eggs on the last day"

Good god man! I need a change of friends! That menu is bitchin'! As a sidenote, I see that someone is, as I am, a Spam consumer.
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Joined: April 14th, 2005, 2:42 am

August 25th, 2008, 3:58 pm #7

George, John, and I returned today from a memorable road trip to some of Idaho’s most obscure peaks. We began our journey with a little loop in the Lemhi’s consisting of Nicholson Peak, Peak 10965, Little Diamond, and Black & White Peak . We then made our way to Wildhorse Basin to finish off with Gabrielle’s Horn (11,641), Boulder Lake Peak (11,080), and Peak 11270.

Our Lemhi adventure featured a restless, windy night on the ridge crest near B&W Peak. Lighting pounded away across the valley until midnight and the wind timed its blasts perfectly to awaken us just as we were about to fall asleep.

Two days later, despite being in the vicinity of such divinely named summits as Angel’s Perch and Gabrielle’s Horn, we endured a “Traverse from Hell” of the NW ridge/face of Gabrielle’s. Eight hours of nonstop scrambling including a little rope work, lead us to the summit whose only registrant was Mr. Baugher in 2005. No wonder.

The following day on the top of Boulder Lake Peak, there was no sign of Mr. Baugher or any other visitor. George had to pull out the carpenter’s level to assure we actually were on the high point before building a cairn and leaving a register on that stellar summit.

Peak 11,270 also turned out to be a real gem.


John and George approaching our bivouac near Black and White Peak.


John and George on NW Ridge of Gabrielle’s Horn


Is this the true summit? George lining up the level on the top of Boulder Lake Peak.


Peak 11,270 and friend.


Hiking down from Peak 11,270 with Howard Peak in the background.
Outstanding job, gentlemen. Really great photos, too (including George's).
By the way, George- what's up with the level? Soooo nerdy!
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Geo
Geo

August 25th, 2008, 4:12 pm #8

John had the level in his tool box. I left my transit level at home.

What is the approved (non-"nerdy") method of determining if you are on the highest point?

-George
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Joined: April 14th, 2005, 2:42 am

August 25th, 2008, 7:54 pm #9

"What is the approved (non-"nerdy") method of determining if you are on the highest point?"

You look for a small pile of rocks. That is ALWAYS the highest point.
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Joined: November 8th, 2007, 2:31 pm

September 18th, 2010, 4:59 pm #10

George, John, and I returned today from a memorable road trip to some of Idaho’s most obscure peaks. We began our journey with a little loop in the Lemhi’s consisting of Nicholson Peak, Peak 10965, Little Diamond, and Black & White Peak . We then made our way to Wildhorse Basin to finish off with Gabrielle’s Horn (11,641), Boulder Lake Peak (11,080), and Peak 11270.

Our Lemhi adventure featured a restless, windy night on the ridge crest near B&W Peak. Lighting pounded away across the valley until midnight and the wind timed its blasts perfectly to awaken us just as we were about to fall asleep.

Two days later, despite being in the vicinity of such divinely named summits as Angel’s Perch and Gabrielle’s Horn, we endured a “Traverse from Hell” of the NW ridge/face of Gabrielle’s. Eight hours of nonstop scrambling including a little rope work, lead us to the summit whose only registrant was Mr. Baugher in 2005. No wonder.

The following day on the top of Boulder Lake Peak, there was no sign of Mr. Baugher or any other visitor. George had to pull out the carpenter’s level to assure we actually were on the high point before building a cairn and leaving a register on that stellar summit.

Peak 11,270 also turned out to be a real gem.


John and George approaching our bivouac near Black and White Peak.


John and George on NW Ridge of Gabrielle’s Horn


Is this the true summit? George lining up the level on the top of Boulder Lake Peak.


Peak 11,270 and friend.


Hiking down from Peak 11,270 with Howard Peak in the background.
From the same trip in Pat's original post, back in 2008.

Gabriel's Horn Summit:


11,280+ Summit:


-George
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