North Fork Range

This Salmon River Mountains subrange is found in the extreme southwest corner of the Salmon River Mountains, above the confluence of the North Fork Payette River and the Payette River. ID-55 and the North Fork Payette River form the range’s western boundary, while the Middle Fork Payette River and South Fork Salmon River forms the range’s rather indefinite eastern boundary. … Continue reading

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

Sixmile Ridge, Peak 5891 and Krassel Knob

These peaks are not in the book. I have combined the three summits on Sixmile Ridge on this page. The coordinates and map below are centered on the summit of Sixmile Ridge which is the highest point on the ridge. The coordinates for Krassel Knob are 44.96889/-115.75429 and for Peak 5891 are 44.94719/-115.76749. All three peaks are on them Fitsum … Continue reading

Packer John Mountain

This peak is not in the book. Packer John Mountain is located in the North Fork Range (a Salmon River Mountains subranges) east of ID-55. The peak has a long north-south summit ridge which was once the home of a fire lookout. The actual summit is farther south and almost 50 feet higher. Access and Routes (Class 2) The North … Continue reading

Peak 6648

This peak is not in the book. Peak 6648 is located west of Warm Lake and southwest of Kline Mountain. John Platt, Art Troutner and John Fadgen made a winter ascent of the peak in February of 2016. They utilized an old logging road that starts where the Warm Lake Highway crosses Curtis Creek (see map below) and leads to … Continue reading

Kline Mountain

This peak is not in the book. Kline Mountain sits just west of the northwest corner of Warm Lake and east of Cascade, Idaho. Recent fires have burned off the thick forests that once covered the peak. Depending on where you start, you can reach the summit in 1 to 1.5 miles, with less than 1,000 feet of elevation. The … 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 8028 (Buissons Peak)

This peak is not in the book. Buissons Peak is located in the Lick Creek Range and northeast of Black Tip Mountain, which is east of French Creek and west of the Warren Wagon Road. John Platt climbed the peak from the east using Forest Service road 260 (FS-260), which leads from the Warren Wagon Road to Squaw Meadows. From … Continue reading

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