Elevation: 9,070 ft
Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 120 of the book. 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 not the route recommended in the book, which begins at Profile Gap. This route begins with an ascent of Mount Eldridge and then follows the connecting ridgeline to Dixie Mountain’s West 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 vertical feet (788 vertical feet from the summit of Mount Eldridge) to the connecting saddle and then gains 563 vertical feet to the broad summit of Dixie Mountain. The distance is 2.1 miles if you start on the summit of Mount 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 areas of talus.