Kepros: April 13, 2019
Ten miles round trip. 1700 ft elevation gain mostly due to lots of up and downs along a ridgeline with beautiful views of the Trinity Mountains. One of Tom Lopez’ four “Grand Slam” hikes. (https://www.idahoaclimbingguide.com/grand-slam-peaks/) Moderate to difficult hike.
Be advised, 5400 feet elevation in the middle of April might not yet be hikable due to the winter’s snowmelt. In mid-March, a hiker noted on ALLTRAILS.COM that there was 12+ inches of snow still there. But a friend of mine said he hiked it last year at the end of March. And “Idaho: A Climbing Guide” says it dries out early. I intend to check out the first mile (you know, the steep section that is one of the most likely areas to be muddy) two days prior to confirm feasibility. Thirty minute drive to the trailhead. Hiking poles are recommended due to the steepness of the first mile.