...very interesting, at least to me. I wonder if I read that in Tom's book, though I don't remember doing so. Who knows though, seems like I have perused every peak description in the book at one time or another.
For some reason I connected the bones to the sub-peak just off of Italian Peak. I got horribly off route on my first try on Scott, ended up 3/4 the way up Italian before deciding that this was the WRONG peak. This was back in the day when I knew little of the peaks and ranges in this part of Idaho. I did notice the trail that heads back up to were I thought would end, on top of the lower point in front of Italian Peak. It looked well used, and I assumed that it was the point with the bones, don't really know why now, too long ago and a fading memory I suppose.
Still, I climbed Scott the next week, though on a route that hugs the mid elevations of Huhs Horn, through and over a cliff band and into the huge amphitheater on Scott's NW slopes. I was only able to get to the summit on account of all the snow that covered some cliffs above the bowl, making a ramp of sorts.....a low snow year would have probably left me denied again. The summit broad and flat, you could drive a bus around up there.
Tate and I will try to visit 10,120 this year......I have to see this for myself!