View W up Webber Creek Canyon to Acropolis Peak, from summit
Propylaion el 9855' on 10/29/07. Photo by Rick Baugher
Acropolis Peak. Like the height-of-land fortifications of Greek city-states designed to repel invaders, was my Acropolis impregnable to peak baggers?
Acropolis Peak from Upper Webber Creek Lake, photo by Rick Baugher, 7/4/08
Acropolis Peak el 10860'~, with a prominence of 480', is on the
Idaho-Montana Continental Divide. It is the 7th highest peak in the
Beaverhead Mountains, and the 4th highest on the ID-MT CD. Italian Peak
and Huh's Horn are the parents.
From the ice floes on Upper Webber Creek Lake the view is to Acropolis
Peak and its southeast side. The climbing route would be on this broken
face. 800' above, a mountain goat eyed me as if to say "I got up here,
now let's see if you can". The moment of truth was at hand, 7/4/08.
Summit of Acropolis. Photo by Rick Baugher, 7/4/08
The final push to the summit via its northeast ridge was narrow and
exposed in spots, but the limestone nubbins were rock solid. I fully
expected an untouched summit, so was blown away to be greeted by this
stateline iron post mile marker 578.581. Placed by the Carpenter
Survey, ca 1905, I doff my cap to these intrepid surveyors. They own
the peak, and the most I can say is that it is probably climbed only
once a century.
From the summit of Acropolis Peak this view is west along the
Continental Divide/ Great Lost Divide to Italian Peak. Bell Mountain is
in the distance, 7/4/08.
Upper Weber Creek Lakes. Photo by Rick Baugher, 7/4/08
From the summit of Acropolis Peak this view is east to the scenic
Webber Creek Lakes. The map shows 3 of them, I count 4. To the south,
the lakes are enclosed by the massive north face of Scott Peak, truly a
sight to behold.
Photo by Rick Baugher, 7/4/08
"It's you again" were my thoughts upon picking up this arrowhead at
the 9000' level in Webber Creek Canyon. Whoever these Beaverhead people
were from 2000-3000 years ago, we've crossed paths several times in
In situ photo of napped obsidian projectile point, along trail/
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