Galena Peak is an Icon of the Wood River Valley. It is the big peak right of center when looking down the Wood River Valley drainage from Galena Summit. Galena Peak is located in the Hemingway Boulder National Wilderness about 18 miles north of Ketchum Idaho. At 11,153 feet in elevation, Galena Peak is a challenging prize for serious hikers and back-country skiers. There are 12 peaks in the Boulders whose summit is above 11,000 feet and 16 others above 10,000. The route to the summit from Senate Creek covers 3,527 vertical feet of gain in 2+ miles. While not technical at any point, the ascent is demanding in nature. The lower third of the ascent is the steepest – with many sections greater than 40 degrees in angle. As a point of reference, only the very top of Canyon Run is as steep on Bald Mountain.
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Nice hike and flowers.