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 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

Wood Creek Mountain

This peak is not in the book. Wood Creek Mountain is located within the Boise National Forest, west of Little Camas Reservoir and north of Peak 5888. The mountain is located on a in-holding of Forest Service managed public land, surrounded largely by private land and bordered by a State-managed parcel to its northeast. Dan Robbins reports that the road … Continue reading

Peak 5915

This peak is not in the book. Peak 5915 is an isolated outlier on the far east end of the Danskin Mountains. The peak is located on an isolated parcel of Boise National Forest land just,west of the paved Featherville Road. (See page 155 for additional access information.) From ID-20 follow the Featherville Road north for a roughly 1.25 miles … Continue reading

Peak 5888

This Peak is not in the book. Peak 5888 is located in an area that is hard to classify. It sits south of the South Fork Boise River separating from the main grouping of Boise Mountains bit also far east of the main grouping of Danskin Mountains peaks. Nevertheless, I think it can be grouped with the Danskin Mountains. This … Continue reading

Little Fiddler

This peak is not in the book. Little Fiddler, in my opinion, is the most outstanding Danskin Mountains summit because of its isolated position on the crest and its “bell” shape. The peak’s steep east ridge is Class 2. The east ridge can be accessed two ways from Pine Creek. The most direct route is to hike the ATV trail … Continue reading

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