This spectral view of Mount Borah reflects both Dadís eye for beauty and his lifelong addiction to the majesty peculiar to Mother Nature. The vantage point is south-westerly in the direction of the Birch Springs Road, which leads to a major trailhead approach long favored by hikers and climbers. It is the highest peak in Idaho, jutting a mammoth 12,662 feet in the air from the midst of the Lost River Range, with its alternating mountains, valleys and famed knife edge ridge south of the summit. Located far from any population center, the surrounding terrain is raw, rugged and seasonally riotous.
This bold jewel in Idahoís crown is aptly named in honor of legendary U.S. Senator William E. Borah, whose forceful oratory and shrewd strategizing earned him success as an attorney, politician and practicing ladies man, and is well remembered for his long and open affair with President Theodore Rooseveltís married daughter and one-time Phoenix newspaper publisher, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, whose unapologetic defiance of social convention earned her the moniker "Aurora Borah Alice."
- Michael Goldwater