Trip Report    

Alpine Scramble - Helena Peak

An interesting scramble on a hot summer day.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • The Deer Creek road is washed out after about 2 miles. So need to walk or ride a bike from there (we walked).

    The Deer Creek Pass Trail and the Helena Mine Trail both need brushing and had various trees and log over them. But both were reasonable to follow.

This was an interested scramble on a hot summer day. It started with a road walk, then following two non-maintained trails which took you to an old Helena Mine site. From there is was up to the notch in the ridge which lead to Helena. We followed the ridge from there, mostly on the east side of it. There was some 2nd and 3rd class scrambling, see pictures.