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Idaho Highpoint - Borah Peak - 12662 ft
Summit NOT reached!!
Borah Peak Trailhead: No reservations, first come, first serve.
Mackay: There is also the Joe T Fallini Campground in Mackay. No reservations?
Lava Flow Campground (Craters of the Moon): No reservations, first come, first serve.
Honeys Park, Arco, 2424 3000 W, Arco, ID 83213
Free camping, payment never accepted. No services. Probably an interesting scene for the eclipse.
Current Borah Conditions
http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB3/total-eclipse-2017-t81399.html?start=15 - SummitPost
http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=21 - SummitPost ID
http://www.network54.com/Forum/105717 - Idaho Outdoors Forum
https://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=52188 - 14ers World
Borah Route Descriptions
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150190/borah-peak.html - SummitPost main page
http://www.summitpost.org/object_list.php?parent_id=150190&object_type=5 - Trip reports
http://www.summitpost.org/southwest-chicken-out-ridge/155410 - Chicken-Out-Ridge description.
http://www.idahosummits.com/borah_feature/borah.htm - Idaho Summits
https://www.alltrails.com/ - AllTrails.
Comments from trip reports: The initial steep hike in woods section - Ass-pain to descend, mosquitos, trail builders had never heard of switchbacks :) Campsites on the trail are weak. (Back at the car is great though.) Chicken-out-ridge - The hardest part, seemingly, is actually the initial moves onto the ridge, some kind of step over an exposed gap or something. Afterwards, staying on the crest as much as possible is best, noting the way previous climbers had gone around particular difficulties. The descent to the knife-edge saddle (which I had thought was the hardest part) doesn't sound so bad, it might be possible to bypass (if snow is very low??), and anyways the holds are large and solid, even if hard to see. Significant snow cover would change things, but we ought to be past that.
East Idaho Eclipse Information
Southeast Idaho Birding Sites
https://idfg.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/pub.aspx?id=southeast - Southeast Region
https://idfg.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=91 - Mackay
https://idfg.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=92 - Craters of the Moon
https://idfg.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=98 - Mud Lake
https://idfg.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=97 - Camas NWR
https://idfg.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=99 - Market Lake
https://idfg.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=101 - Sand Creek
Air quality forecast
Highpoint Adventures, Charlie and Diane Winger, Colorado Mountain Club Press, 2002.
Highpoints of the United States, Don W. Holmes, University of Utah Press, 2000.