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

Cathedral Rocks

This peak is not in the book. Erik Pohlmann provided the beta for this peak.  This peak, named Cathedral Rocks, is located due east of Danskin Peak and west of the South Fork Boise River. The formation contains several imposing towers, the highest of which has over 280 feet of prominence. Despite its impressive dimensions it has been ignored by … Continue reading

Peak 5913

This peak is not in the book. Peak 5913 is the tallest Danskin Mountains peak in the east end of the range. Its summit ridge is capped by a small rock outcropping. The peak sits in the middle of the main Danskin crest which trends from southeast to northwest and forms the southern wall of the spectacular South Fork Boise … Continue reading

Peak 5580

This peak is not in the book. The summit of Peak 5580 offers a lot of viewing enjoyment which can be quickly secured by a short, steep walk.. The peak is a grass covered mountain which drops away significantly on all sides. You can observe a huge swath of the eastern Danskin Mountains as well as the South Fork Canyon … Continue reading

Peak 5587

This peak is not in the book. Peak 5587 sits southeast of Grape Mountain and due south of Peak 5424. These three peaks surround the Trail Creek drainage. The peak was burned over at some point in the past. The forest is not recovering well but the brush is healthy. The summit has an outstanding view of the South Fork Boise River’s … Continue reading

Peak 5440

This peak is not in the book. Peak 5440 is located east of Slide Gulch. This peak offers a nice early season destination. The peak’s upper slopes are mostly treeless and easy to climb. Access the peak by taking the Middle Fork Boise River to the Slide Gulch Road. [Access [(C)(1) on page 154.] Follow the Slide Gulch Road southeast to … Continue reading

Peak 6300

This peak is not in the book. Peak 6300 is located south of the Middle Fork Boise River. The peak is drained by Elk Creek, Corral Creek and Alder Creek. Access the peak from Middle Fork Boise River and Slide Gulch roads. Access [(C)(1) on page 154.] Follow the Slide Gulch Road southeast from the Middle Fork to the first pass which … Continue reading

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