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Borah Peak - Idaho Highpoint 12,662ft. - Idaho, United States

by timlove  
with a Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx
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Tips:
Stay on top of Chicken Out Ridge. The ridgeline is the safest way over COR. You can get into trouble if you attempt to climb on the sides.

Even into August there can be snow on the saddle after Chicken out Ridge. You may want to bring an ice axe. I brought my ice axe, but it was not needed.

Our ascent/descent time was very long due to a team member injury, and also due to us just going slow and enjoying the company as well as the climb.
Tags:
Peak, Highpoint, summit, high, Idaho, point, Mt. Borah, Borah, Borah Peak
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Comments (6)
bouchardpie
thanks
by bouchardpie on Jul 29, 2012
RobertDangerByrd
I used your trip as a guide and it was quite useful. This was my first highpoint, but I am officially hooked. Oh yea, and Borah was brutal. nobody ever mentions that in trip reports.
by RobertDangerByrd on Aug 28, 2010
tjdmobile
I am hoping to attempt this in the Fall. Thanks for all this great information. Obviously "ruger" has never done Borah.
by tjdmobile on Jul 14, 2010
joost
awesome trip & photos
by joost on Apr 22, 2010
timlove
The trip was done in one day, with about one mile of elevation gain over about three to four miles. The trip stats and graph support this. No fishing stories here.
by timlove on Apr 14, 2010
ruger
You made it sound hard. An eight mile hike 2 days and 5000 foot ascent. You mentioned 5500 elevation gain in three miles. Your GPS track contradicts this claim. You would have had to hike the whole 8 miles in 3 hours. Look at the contour lines. Sounds like a fishing story to me.
by ruger on Apr 07, 2010
Trip Info
by timlove
July 26, 2008
Trip Location: Mackay, Idaho, United States
Length: 8.1 miles
Duration: 13 hours
Activity: Hiking
Trip viewed 5,762 times
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