A dedicated, long-time wilderness mountaineer, Michael Hoyt writes
guidebooks for the wild areas surrounding and including
the Bitterroot Mountains.
The Bitterroots are extremely popular to those seeking outdoor recreation. From one-pitch trad, sport, and top-rope climbs in Kootenai Canyon, bouldering near Lost Horse, multi-pitch big wall aid climbs in Blodgett and Mill Creek Canyons, plus mountaineering and hiking to the high peaks, the “Root” provides unlimited opportunities.
At over 1.3 million acres, the Selway-Bitterroot is the third largest Wilderness in the Lower 48. California’s Death Valley and Idaho’s Frank Church-River of No Return are the only larger Wilderness areas. This vast wild land is one of the roughest mountainous areas in the developed world. It is a country filled with barren peaks rising high above the dense patches of forest below.