BOISE MOUNTAINS

The Boise Mountain topography holds more than 20 mountain lakes and 35 named summits. Its terrain runs the gamut from gentle and rolling, to rocky and vertical. Two Point Mountain, which reaches 10,124 feet, is the highest point. There are dozens of great summits in the range which range from long foothills romps like Heinen Peak to great ridge walks … Continue reading

Trinity Mountains

The name Trinity Mountains refers to a rugged north/south ridgeline that runs from Dog Mountain (just above Anderson Ranch Reservoir) to Sheep Mountain (just north of the Middle Fork Boise River). The name was used by miners but has not been officially adopted by the government. Trinity Mountain is the highest point on this ridge at 9,451 feet. Other notable … Continue reading

Danskin Mountains

The Danskin Mountains are a complex subrange of the Boise Mountain. These peaks are discussed on pages 152 and 153. The subrange is bordered by the South Fork Salmon River along its northern flank and the Snake River Plain to its south. it is mostly treeless. Danskin Peak is the highest point in this subrange. This web site covers many … Continue reading

Don Benchmark

This peak is not in the book. Don Benchmark is an easy climb with exceptional views. The peak is located just north of ID-21. Access the peak via the Pony Creek Road, FS-131 [(E)(1)], which leaves ID-20 15.5 miles north of Mountain Home. This road parallels the peak’s western slopes. Ascend these slopes from any point along the 0.5 miles … Continue reading

Peak 6321 (Hoodoo Peak) by Erik Pohlmann

This peak is not in the book. Hoodoo Peak is located roughly 5 miles east of Idaho City and south of Rabbit Creek Summit.¬†To reach the peak, follow ID-21 east from Idaho City to the signed Granite Creek Road, FS-327. This road is a well maintained route that¬†climbs up Granite Creek to Rabbit Creek Summit at 5,765 feet in roughly … Continue reading

Peak 5740

This peak is not in the book. Peak 5740 sits due west of Little Camas Reservoir and just north of ID-20 where it crosses Windy Gap. The nearly treeless peak is an easy ascent from Windy Gap. You will find a pull out on the north side of the highway just east of the top of the pass. A road … Continue reading

Warm Springs Point

This peak is not in the book. Warm Springs point is located southwest of Idaho City and northeast of the confluence on Mores Creek and Grimes Creek, the two major drainages in the southwestern Boise Mountains. The peak is the most prominent summit in this area. To reach the peak, follow Centerville Road from Idaho City for 3.8 miles and … Continue reading

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