Borah Peak, known to locals as Mt. Borah, is the tallest mountain in Idaho. Borah rises to a respectable 12,662 feet (12,668 NAVD88) above the rugged Lost River mountain range above the drylands in the remote east-central part of the state.
Borah has been subject to the ebb and flow of plate tectonics that have been shifting the landscape of this region for thousands of years. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck in October 1983 tore a rift into the nearby foothills and actually raised the mountain's elevation by seven feet.
As the state highpoint of Idaho, Mt. Borah is a magnet for climbers every summer. A strenuous trail follows the southwest ridge to the summit. The main obstacle of the otherwise nontechnical route, infamously known as Chickenout Ridge, involves an airy scramble over a narrow outcropping of rock no wider than a school bus and has a reputation for turning back those prone to vertigo.
Text by D. Stockton
Model scale is 1:100000
Model measures 1.97" x 1.97" x 0.8" (5 x 5 x 2 cm)
Original area is approximately 3.1 by 3.1 miles
Altitudes covered: 7958' to 12668'
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