During the summer of 2012, buddy Mark H. and I embarked on a camping and hiking trip that would take us to the Pioneer Mountain Range in Central Idaho. Here we would camp Friday night and then awake early the next morning to begin our trek up Cobb Peak. At an elevation of 11,650ft, we knew this was no easy trail. I had read on-line about the trail to the top and thought this would be an awesome, if not, brutal hike.  However, near the base of Cobb Peak, we encountered “trail difficulties” and were unsure of where the trail to the top began. Instead of getting into trouble, we decided to stay on the main trail. Turns out, this main trail took us right to the top of Hyndman Peak, one of Idaho’s nine 12,000ft peaks.  This instilled in me the desire to conquer each of Idaho’s 12ers.  And so the journey began.

Lost River Range

This site is my way of sharing my experiences (and photos), but more importantly, providing you with a web site exclusively dedicated to Idaho’s 12ers.  It’s my hope that you can visit this site and get all the information you’ll ever need about each mountain.   This site is under construction and I will be adding information to those pages that are lacking.  Also, as I summit each mountain, I will be adding my photos to this site.  This is an informational website only.  I attempt to be as accurate as possible in all descriptions.  Please do your homework before summiting any of Idaho’s 12ers.  They are dangerous and require some rock scrambling abilities.   Please share your comments and experiences using the comment section below each page.  I’m also looking for photos and any gpx tracks/files you may have of the 4 peaks I have not attempted (Diamond, Breitenbach, Idaho, Lost River).  I’d love to share your photos.  EMAIL ME with any questions or if you feel you’ve spotted an error on this site. Thank you.  And thanks Brother Steve for contributing your awesome photos as well! 

Pond near saddle of Hyndman & Old Hyndman Peak

Lake near saddle of Hyndman & Old Hyndman Peak.


1. Mt. Borah – 12,667′
2. Leatherman Peak – 12,228′
3. Mt. Church – 12,201′
4. Diamond Peak – 12,201′
5. Mount Breitenbach – 12,139′
6. Lost River Mountain – 12,078′
7. Mount Idaho – 12,065′
8. Donaldson Peak – 12,024′
9. Hyndman Peak – 12,008′


7 of the 9 Idaho 12ers lie within the Lost River Mountain Range in Central Idaho.  They include Borah, Leatherman, Church, Breitenbach, Lost Rive, Idaho, and Donaldson.  Diamond Peak resides in the Lemhi Range of the Rocky Mountains, a range of mountains east of the Lost River Range.  Hyndman Peak lies within the Pioneer Mountains, west of the Lost River Range.

View of Lost River Range, looking west.

Views of Lost River Range, looking west.

View of Lost River Range, looking west.


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Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.

~Edward Abbey

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I’d rather be lost in the mountains than found in the city.

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Great things are done when men and mountain meet.

~William Blake

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Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.

~David McCullough Jr.

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May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

~Edward Abbey

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It feels good to be lost in the right direction.

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Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.

~Dr. Seuss

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Pack your bags and meet me in the mountains;  the world below has poisoned the scene.

~Jonny Ox

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All photos  ©Mike Muthart, Steve Muthart • Google Earth Imagry  ©Google


 

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