Hi, I was wondering if anyone has climbed Mt. Ida .... how was it? I understand that it's a less popular trail, but will you be completely alone or do you see anyone on the trail in August? How is the trail marking? Is it clear? Do you need to scramble on all four?
13 yo boy and his mom are looking for a hike that's moderately challenging but not too risky/crazy. We are both in decent shape but have never done altitude hiking. We'll be entering the park from Western side through Grand Lake and will spend a couple of nights on the park campgrounds (first night in Timber Lake and the other nights in Moraine).
How does Mt. Ida compare to Twin Sister Peaks and Chasm Lake hike?