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Chief Mtn

Postby droidly » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:41 pm

where exactly is the trailhead for chief mountain and is there parking?

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Re: Chief Mtn

Postby zoomie83 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:09 pm

I've used a couple of different TH's.

First, about 0.5 miles west of the entrance to Echo Mountain Ski Area on Squaw Pass Road there's a pullout with room for several cars on the north side of the road.
I'll try to find a photo but there's a concrete post with a 290 on it and an info sign on the south side of the road marking the start of the Chief Mountain Trail.

The second is about a mile farther west just after Squaw Pass Road makes a turn south, also with parking for several cars on the west side fo the road. On the east side of the road Old Squaw Pass Road heads back north and then east to access the Chief Mountain Trail.
I'll try to find a picture of this one, also.

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Re: Chief Mtn

Postby somethingrandom » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:43 pm

zoomie83 wrote:I've used a couple of different TH's.

First, about 0.5 miles west of the entrance to Echo Mountain Ski Area on Squaw Pass Road there's a pullout with room for several cars on the north side of the road.
I'll try to find a photo but there's a concrete post with a 290 on it and an info sign on the south side of the road marking the start of the Chief Mountain Trail.

The second is about a mile farther west just after Squaw Pass Road makes a turn south, also with parking for several cars on the west side fo the road. On the east side of the road Old Squaw Pass Road heads back north and then east to access the Chief Mountain Trail.
I'll try to find a picture of this one, also.


If Im not mistaken I was with you and Derek and Brian on the first one and from what you posted, people should not have any trouble finding this one.

That said, when youre up there, go after Squaw and Papoose too! They are not far and more than worth the hike! I believe if you do the 3, you can come down the trail for the third and follow it back to your car down the road.
-Just as soon as you idiot proof something, some a**hole is just going to come along and make a better idiot.

-To Cessna: "November one, zero, four Lima Papa, wind 080 at 90 peak gusts 120, runway 35 cleared for takeoff"

To fellow controller: "Watch this sh!t"

-Whether climbing or flying, the single greatest thing to remember is that every ascent is optional, and if you feel like making another, your subsequent descent is mandatory.

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Re: Chief Mtn

Postby zoomie83 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:43 pm

If Im not mistaken I was with you and Derek and Brian


Sorry, man, it wasn't me, but Derek, Mike66, my nephew and I DID do the Squaw, Papoose, Chief loop in 2010. FWIW there was a LOT of snow on January 1 #-o

you can come down the trail for the third and follow it back to your car down the road.


We did exactly that an made a very nice loop.

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Re: Chief Mtn

Postby somethingrandom » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:13 am

zoomie83 wrote:
If Im not mistaken I was with you and Derek and Brian


Sorry, man, it wasn't me, but Derek, Mike66, my nephew and I DID do the Squaw, Papoose, Chief loop in 2010. FWIW there was a LOT of snow on January 1 #-o

you can come down the trail for the third and follow it back to your car down the road.


We did exactly that an made a very nice loop.


I must have done it Jan 1, 2011 with them then and you were there the year before haha.

That really is an awesome hike/snowshoe that time of year!
-Just as soon as you idiot proof something, some a**hole is just going to come along and make a better idiot.

-To Cessna: "November one, zero, four Lima Papa, wind 080 at 90 peak gusts 120, runway 35 cleared for takeoff"

To fellow controller: "Watch this sh!t"

-Whether climbing or flying, the single greatest thing to remember is that every ascent is optional, and if you feel like making another, your subsequent descent is mandatory.

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Re: Chief Mtn

Postby prestone818 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:21 pm

near mile marker 18 there is a small dirt shoulder with cars usually. the trail starts within 50 yards of that lot

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