Friday, February 6 - Sunday, February 8 – MT. JERUSALEM (Bitterroots)
Rating: Class 3; Distance: 20 miles round trip; Elevation Gain: 5000’
Description: Mt. Jerusalem is a remote 9355’ peak north of the Nez Perce Fork of the Bitterroot River. This trip will start on Friday after a drive to the end of the plowed portion of the West Fork Road (near Little West Fork Campground). From here, we will follow FR 5635 to FR 13480 then gain the ridge north of Sentimental Creek. Somewhere along the ascent of this ridge will be camp. On Saturday the plan will be to follow the ridge as it heads west then north to the summit. Depending on energy, conditions, etc., I may explore the possibility of finding a route to Peak 9169 (North Jerusalem) approximately a mile to the north. Return to camp that night then head out Sunday.
Note: If conditions are no good, I will either not go, or change trip to an entirely different location.
Equipment: Skis or snowshoes, winter camping gear. May bring a short rope and harness for traverse to North Jerusalem.