The majority of people don’t even think about going hiking during the winter while others find this season the perfect time for a challenging hike. If you happen to live in Idaho you should know that there are some trails that you could try this winter that are both challenging and rewarding.
If you know a little something about hiking at high altitudes, for sure you know that it is best to have sections of the trail. This means that after each section you take a while to rest. In this case the trail is made of three sections and it is very important to follow the signs.
In case you are looking for an easier trail you should try reaching the top from the north-eastern side. The good thing about this route is that it isn’t as steep as the regular route, but the downside is that it will take you more time to reach the top.
This hike is the most suitable for the experienced hikers. This is because in some cases people have been hiking for 17 hours in order to reach their destination. We also have to add that this route requires some level of physical fitness that you shouldn’t disregard before starting.
The people looking for an easier but just as rewarding hike ought to consider this trail. The hike to the base camp is relatively easy and you don’t need too much experience for it. The second part of the trail is a bit trickier, but you can be sure you can complete the route in one day.
Lost River Peak
The standard route for this hike is relatively simple as well. However, if you are looking for a challenge and you think you are up for it, you could also take the route called Hyper Gully that is a lot more difficult. The majority of the people who took this route claim that it is more than rewarding just to know that they were able to finish it.
At the starting point of the trail there are a lot of small trees that make it easy for you to climb and hike. However, at higher altitudes the trees disappear and snow will make your job quite difficult.
If you think you aren’t ready for any of these hikes, you may want to stick to a climbing wall.