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Idaho Highpoint - Borah Peak - 12662 ft
Summit NOT reached!!

Camping Options

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 - SummitPost - SummitPost ID - Idaho Outdoors Forum - 14ers World

Borah Route Descriptions - SummitPost main page - Trip reports - Chicken-Out-Ridge description. - Idaho Summits - 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

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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.