Idaho Peaks

Peak 10,060 Backcountry Run/Hike

Peak 10,060 Backcountry Run/Hike

Boise County has only 3 remaining unclimbed 10k+ peaks, all deep in the heart of the Sawtooth Wilderness. But I have been increasing my trail running mileage for months, and these peaks presented the perfect chance to test my abilities.

Snowshoeing with a View
Nip Benchmark

Snowshoeing with a View<br>Nip Benchmark

With a name like "Nip Benchmark," I don't blame you for being underwhelmed.  And it's true.  It's really not much of a peak - you can hardly even tell where to top is. Only a hair over 300' of prominence.  In fact there is only one thing that makes this peak stand out, and that is the magic word Location.

Rock Roll Peak & Pt. 10,334

Rock Roll Peak & Pt. 10,334

Looking for a good peak to get your peakbagging toes wet?  In June, 2016 we found a great beginner peak: Rock Roll Peak near Ketchum, ID.  And if you get to the top and still want more, get some scrambling with a short hike to a neighboring peak.

Oxford Peak, ID

Oxford Peak, ID

Oxford Peak is one of the biggest of the basin and range peaks that dominate the southeast corner of my state.  4,030' of prominence is the 10th most in the state, making Oxford elite among Idaho's big mountains.  One look from the top, or from the town of Malad below, and that status becomes immediately clear.