Monday, April 22, 2013

Ross Peak ICT playlist

The only thing better than finishing the Idaho Centennial Trail, is helping a friend finish it.
In September of 2009, I joined my friend Jerry Finnegan for his last segment of the ICT through the Sawtooth Mountains.   Jerry and friends (Scott and Bev Pressman, Colleen Back)  started at Grandjean trailhead.   I caught a plane ride to the backcountry airstrip at Atlanta, Idaho, and hiked in a few miles to meet the group at Mattingly Creek.  From there, we hiked up Mattingly Divide, crossed through the north and south drainages of Ross Fork Creek, and climbed to the highest point on the ICT.  The pass near Ross Peak is 9,200 feet elevation.  From there we descended 11 miles along Willow Creek, and to the grand finale' for Jerry at the bridge over the South Fork of the Boise River.   A group of friends and family were waiting to celebrate Jerry's completion of the ICT.    
I was privileged to be a part of this group and to see Jerry's completion of his 6 year long quest to hike the ICT.   Jerry became a friend and hiking mentor and was of great assistance to me in my own completion of the ICT in 2011.   
I tried to make it all one video, however, when trying to download it to the YouTube Video Editor, the file sizes are so huge that it hangs up during playback with YouTube.
so, I had to compromise and make 59 videos into a "Playlist" on YouTube.
each video will play individually, or in sequence through the Playlist.
the entire playlist is 47 minutes.
These videos were taken with my Kodak Zi6 HD video camcorder. 
here then, is the Ross Peak ICT playlist
thank you for watching

1 comment:

Jason Abbott said...

Thanks for sharing. A friend and I are planning to explore the Ross area in a couple weeks. Your videos were beautiful and informative.