Elevation: 9,070 ft
Climbing and access information for Dixie Mountain is found on page 120. Published August 2019
Dixie Mountain is located north of Yellow Pine, Idaho. The peak is part of an impressive ridge system that runs between Profile Gap and Elk Summit. While this ridge is not found within the Frank Church River of no Return Wilderness it is every bit as wild and impressive as anything found in the wilderness. USGS Profile Gap
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South Ridge/Western Slopes, Class 2+
This is the route recommended in the book which begins at Profile Gap. The route begins with an ascent of Mount Eldridge and then follows the connecting ridge line to Dixie Mountain’s western slopes. While the walk is strenuous, it only encounters a few obstacles along the way.
The ridge connecting Eldridge and Dixie forms an arc and loses 588 feet (788 from the Mount Eldridge summit) into the connecting saddle and then gains 563 feet to the broad Dixie summit. The distance is 2.1 miles if you start on the summit of Eldridge. There is one rocky cliff structure along the way to bypass on its east side. Otherwise, the only obstacles are downed trees and a few spots of talus.
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