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

Leader:  Forest Dean, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sun. May 31st.  Spotted Dog Area.  This is part of the new Spotted Dog Wildlife Management Area outside of Deer Lodge. We will explore more of this area to access its hiking potential. Julie Kahl This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sun. June 14th.  Rogers Pass –South.  We would hike the Continental Divide Trail going south from Rogers Pass. A possible destination would be Anaconda Peak about 3 miles out. It would be about 1,500 of elevation gain. Unless there are snow banks up there, there will be no water, Julie Kahl This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.