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Total Distance: 45-50 miles (9 miles for Bridger/Naomi, 28 for Granite, 6 for Diamond, 6-10 for Tuesday)
Total Elevation Gain: 14,700-16,200' (3000' for Bridger/Naomi, 4500' for Granite, 4200' for Diamond,[masked]' for Tuesday)
Altitude: 7900' - 12,799'
Terrain Description: Mostly off-trail, class 2, with quite a bit of class 3+, some exposed
Approximate Hiking Time: 30-40 hours (6-7 hours for Bridger/Naomi, 14-18 hours for Granite, 6-7 hours for Diamond, 4-8 hours for Tuesday)
This is an outing to summit some peaks in Utah, Montana, and Idaho. The main objective is Granite Peak, the highest point in Montana. We will follow the southern (SW Couloir) approach. We will backpack in to base camp Saturday, then summit and pack out Sunday. It should be a lot of loose class 3, (helmets required). Then Monday, we will plan to climb Diamond Peak in Idaho, an Ultra-Prominence peak (a peak with over 5000' of prominence) as well as an ID county highpoint. We will climb the east ridge which is sustained class 3 for the last 1500' vertical!
We will hit few peaks in northern Utah on the way up and on the way back. The plan is to drive up to the trailhead for Bridger Peak, a UT county highpoint, Thursday. Friday morning we will do the short hike up Bridger, then a fairly short hike up nearby Naomi Peak, another UT county highpoint. Then we will drive up the Granite Peak trailhead Friday afternoon.
On our return, after we leave Diamond Peak, we will drive south and have several options for Tuesday peaks, depending on how we feel. Then we will drive home Tuesday afternoon/evening, stopping for dinner somewhere, (as we will do most nights except for the night on Granite). This will be a challenging, but rewarding trip. Please do not sign up unless you are comfortable on class 3 rock. We will need high-clearance 4WD vehicles for this trip (for Diamond and others).
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To participate in this outing, you must be a current, paid member of LVMC. You can obtain a membership via this link: http://www.lvmc.org/w... (http://www.lvmc.org/webpages/lvmcjoinus.html). The fee is $40 per year for a family/roommates or $30 per year for an individual. Please contact your organizer if you have any questions.