Monday, May 25 – MT. JERUSALEM and NORTH JERUSALEM (Bitterroots)
Rating: Class 3-4; Distance: 16 miles round trip; Elevation Gain: 5200’
Description: Mt. Jerusalem is a remote 9355’ peak north of the Nez Perce Fork of the Bitterroot River. North Jerusalem is an unnamed 9000+ Peak about a mile to its north. My plan is to hike up the Watchtower Creek trail to a point where the trail bends and heads to the west. Will stay along Watchtower Creek and hike off trail to the north before ascending the west face of North Jerusalem. From there, will hike/scramble south and try to find a route up Jerusalem Peak. After climbing Jerusalem, will follow the ridgeline south and eventually drop back down to the trail and back to trailhead. Not planning to bring skis or snowshoes.
Equipment: Crampons, Ice Axe