Mount Borah

46 Pictures: 1-20 , 20-40 , 40-46

Lost River MountainsLost River Mountains (05/10/2010) The Lost River Mountains viewed from near Mackay Reservoir, possibly Mount McCaleb.

Lost River MountainsLost River Mountains (05/10/2010) The Lost River Mountains viewed from near Mackay Reservoir.

A Canyon to ExploreA Canyon to Explore (05/10/2010) A canyon in the Lost River Range viewd from US 93.

Idaho MountainsIdaho Mountains (05/10/2010) US 93 provides a view of the relatively unspoiled Lost River Mountains.

Lost River RangeLost River Range (05/10/2010) The grueling hike up Mount Borah is one of the lead attractions of the Lost River Range in Central Idaho.

Lost River RangeLost River Range (05/10/2010) The wide open Big Lost River Valley provides an inspiring view of the Lost River Mountains.

Challis National ForestChallis National Forest (05/10/2010) The Lost River Range is administered by the Challis National Forest.

Earthquake ScarpEarthquake Scarp (05/10/2010) 17 years after the earthquake, one finds that vegetation has only begun the process of reclaiming the scarp from the earthquake.

ScarpScarp (05/10/2010) This scarp was created by the displacement of the earth during the 1983 Mountain Borah Quake. The Mountains Rose and valley sank.

ScarpScarp (05/10/2010) The forest service cut an access road through the earthquake scarp.

Mount BorahMount Borah (05/10/2010) The earthquake scarp viewpoint provides a view of Mount Borah area.

Earthquake ScarpEarthquake Scarp (05/10/2010) The Earthquake Scrap ran the length of the valley, with some parts higher than others). 17 years after the event, one can still see the scarred earth.

Lost River RangeLost River Range (05/10/2010) A mountain in the Lost River Range.

Picnic AreaPicnic Area (05/10/2010) The earthquake view point provides a restroom and picnic area for travelers on US 93. The view point is about 2 miles off the highway.

Mount BorahMount Borah (05/10/2010) Mount borah in the Lost River Range.

Big Lost River ValleyBig Lost River Valley (05/10/2010) The Big Lost River Valley runs along the base of the Lost River Mountains. The river is so named as it disappears under the lava flows of the Snake River Plane.

US93 Toward Mount BorahUS93 Toward Mount Borah (05/10/2010) US 93 headed toward Mount Borah.

Mount Borah from U93Mount Borah from U93 (05/10/2010) A view of Mount borah from highway 93.

Lost River RangeLost River Range (12/30/2001) In the Lost River Range.

Mount BorahMount Borah (12/30/2001)

46 Pictures: 1-20 , 20-40 , 40-46

This gallery shows images the Lost River Range from US93 in Central Idaho. The range includes many of the tallest peaks in Idaho including Mount Borah.

Mount Borah is Idaho's highest peak (12,662 feet). In 1983, a 7.3 richter scale earthquake shook the Lost River Range. During the earthquake, Mount Borah rose an estimated 15 feet, and the valley below dropped 15 feet. The trip from the base to top of the mountain is reported as a vigorous 10 hours (I assume this means 16 hours for normal people.) There is a treacherous ice field on chicken out ridge before the summit. So you might need an ice axe and ropes to make it to the summit.

Context: Mountains

Highway 93 (179 pictures) Highway 93 goes through the Big Lost River Valley to the west of the Lost Rivers.

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