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Backpack - Divide Creek Lake, Webber Lakes & Deadman Creek Basin


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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 30.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,800 ft

7:30am Mtn Time

TBD Cow Creek Camp for Divide Creek Lake trailhead, or Webber Creek trailhead (parking at Webber Crk campground).  Dependent on road conditions.


This backpack scheduled for 9/1-4 is subject to reschedule on or before 8/12 to following week and/or relocation to other southern Idaho trail (in Sawtooth or Snake River areas) if 8/22-28 Yukon backpack posting soon goes forward (with 8/15-9/2 extended travel by leader) -OR- if local weather, road access or other conditions prevent safe travel in Divide/Webber area.

Covid-19 -- This trip is open only to folks that are fully vaccinated, in accordance with Mountaineers updated policy and  leader's preference.   Leader will request a copy of vaccination card for proof.   

 Members only.  Leader permission required. 

Request permission beginning 8/15 when registration opens, using leader permission link including responses to following minimum experience/qualifications:  Mountaineers multi-night moderate (or higher difficulty) backpacks completed during current and past 2 years, high elevation (mostly 7,500-8,200'+) multi-day Mountaineers backpacks completed during past 5 years, current hiking/conditioning activities, and why this backpack is of interest (backpacking only, high mountain and lake scenery. photography, etc.)   Leader will not review incomplete requests, or those submitted before 8/10.

Be sure you read all leader notes and route/place info, prior to submitting leader permission request.

We'll explore trails to remote alpine lakes among the towering 11,000 foot Italian Peaks in the Southern Beaverhead Mountains  of the Bitterroot Range and on the Continental Divide with forays into Idaho and Montana. This is an excellent 4 day, 30+-mile backpack including a base camp at Divide Creek Lake with day hikes into scenic Deadman Creek Basin and the three spectacular Webber Lakes. There are very good opportunities to view large wildlife like moose, elk, mountain goats, and bears. 

 Recommend camping night prior at Webber Creek campground (approx 7,000' elev) or accommodations in Dubois, ID.

Adverse weather/road conditions will cancel or postpone trip to later in July, or September.  Leader may offer an alternate destination in SE/S Central Idaho due to unfavorable conditions for Divide Creek Lake/Webber Lakes backpack.

A car shuttle may be required between Divide Creek and Webber Creek trailheads.

Daily itinerary to follow.


Divide Creek Lake, Webber Lakes & Deadman Creek Basin

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
  • Recommended: Trekking poles
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