Lick Creek Range

The name Lick Creek Range has not been adopted by the USGS. Nevertheless, many people use it to identify the divide that sits between the North Fork Payette River and the South Fork Salmon River. As such, it comprises the largest of the Salmon River Mountains. The subrange forms an impressive divide about 40 miles long from north to south … Continue reading

Peak 8253 (Petes Peak)

This peak is not in the book. Petes Peak is located in the Lick Creek Mountain Range, east of both McCall and the popular local destination of Boulder Lake. Despite this close proximity to civilization, and like many Lick Creek Range summits, Petes Peak summit is not easy to reach. Use the link below to read John Platt’s trip report … Continue reading

Peak 8731 (Rainbow Peak)

This peak is not in the book. Rainbow Peak, named after the nearby Rainbow Lakes, sits on the main Lick Creek crest east of Payette Lake. John Platt climbed the peak in conjunction with Bearpaw Peak in a long day involving nearly 20 miles and 4,000 feet of elevation gain. None of the peaks in this central section of the … Continue reading

Peak 8571 (Bearpaw Peak)

This peak is not in the book. Bearpaw Peak sits along the main Lick Creek Range crest, east of Little Payette Lake. It is a remote summit and climbing the peak will involve a long, strenuous day. Use the link below to read John Platt’s trip report of his marathon day climb of this peak and its neighbor, Rainbow Peak. … Continue reading

Peak 8605 (Wanderlost Peak)

This peak is not in the book. Wanderlost Peak is located north of Lick Creek Summit and Hum Lake. If you are wondering about the origin of the name. Take a look at John Platt’s map below and then read the accont of his ascent (link below). This peak is clearly in the middle of nowhere. USGS Topo: Box Lake … Continue reading

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