Mt. Borah, Idaho's highest peak

Jim and I headed out to Mt Borah this weekend, to climb the 12,600' peak.  It was exhausting.

Here are some pictures.

The peak above is not Borah, its a peak we passed on the way up, this was about 7:45 AM.

The peak above is not Borah, its a peak we passed on the way up, this was about 7:45 AM.

This is the route on the lower part of the trail.  It seemed to go on forever.

This is the route on the lower part of the trail.  It seemed to go on forever.

My pace was slow enough that it was looking like it would be a very long day.  Since I had already climbed some years ago, I told Jim to go on ahead, and I waited for him at the place above.  Without me holding him back, Jim took off like a shot, and got to the top of the peak in no time.

My pace was slow enough that it was looking like it would be a very long day.  Since I had already climbed some years ago, I told Jim to go on ahead, and I waited for him at the place above.  Without me holding him back, Jim took off like a shot, and got to the top of the peak in no time.

Jim on top of Mt. Borah, wow!

Jim on top of Mt. Borah, wow!

Jim on top of Mt. Borah!  His first peak, and its not an easy one.

Jim on top of Mt. Borah!  His first peak, and its not an easy one.

Me hiking down, with Borah to the far left, ChickenOut ridge right above my head.  We were both exhausted when we got to the car.

Me hiking down, with Borah to the far left, ChickenOut ridge right above my head.  We were both exhausted when we got to the car.

We started driving just as the rainstorms hit, and drove home in on-and-off showers.

We started driving just as the rainstorms hit, and drove home in on-and-off showers.