Thursday, April 17, 2014


just posted 2 YouTube videos of a 2009 Idaho Centennial Trail hike.

Previously these videos existed as a Playlist consisting of 60 different videos.  Due to upload constraints I had to load them to YouTube individually.

presenting Ross Peak part A and part B.

ICT  Mattingly Divide to Ross Peak
through the Sawtooth Mountains
completing the hike at Willow Creek campground
and the bridge over the Middle Fork of the Boise River
September 2009

the only thing better than finishing the Idaho Centennial Trail, is to help 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 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 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.

at the end of  part A, Jerry climbed up to the 9,200 foot saddle near Ross Peak.   This is the high point of the ICT, and it was a very powerful experience for all of us to share in Jerry's triumph.

in part B,  we celebrate with Jerry at the saddle below Ross Peak.   Then we descend the ICT down the Willow Creek drainage.    Friends and family are waiting for Jerry at the trailhead to celebrate his completion of the ICT.

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (

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