View south to Grouse Creek Mountain el 11085' on left, and Sheep Pen Peak el 10850' on right, from Pahsimeroi Valley, 5/30/07 by Rick Baugher
Sheep Pen Peak
Sheep Pen Peak el 10850' is the northernmost 10000 foot summit in the Lost River Range. Of the 29 or so 10'ers spread out along Idaho's highest mountain range, this one, it is believed, was the last of the bunch to be climbed.
View south to Grouse Creek Mountain el 11085' on left, and Sheep Pen Peak el 10850' on right, from Pahsimeroi Valley, 5/30/07. Another tempting view of this dynamic duo can be seen SE of Challis from US Highway 93.
View north to Sheep Pen Peak. Photo by Rick Baugher.
This view north to Sheep Pen Peak is from the east ridge of Grouse Creek Mountain and looks across the chasm of Sheep Pen Basin. I had to climb over Grouse Creek Mountain to get to Sheep Pen Peak.
View N to Sheep Pen Peakby Rick Baugher
View N to Sheep Pen Peak from part way along the Sheep Pen/ Grouse connecting ridge. The bright iron red soil is a contact point between Challis Volcanics and Paleozoic limestone. Also, note the 'bathtub rings' on the precipitous headwall. This was caused by the sapping effect of glacial ice. During Pleistocene time the ice filling Sheep Pen Basin could have been up to 1000 feet thick.
From the summit of 10850' Sheep Pen Peak the view is SW across the canyon of Grouse Creek to the main crest Pahsimeroi/LRR 5/29/07 by Rick Baugher
From the summit of 10850' Sheep Pen Peak the view is SW across the canyon of Grouse Creek to the main crest Pahsimeroi/LRR. On left- McGowan Peak 10716', on right- Linebacker Peak 10620'. In the distance are Boulder and White Cloud peaks. Cairn placed on Sheep Pen Peak 5/29/07.