Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 198 of the book.
Elk Peak is one the most remote peaks in the Sawtooth Range. From the east, it is a long hike including a tough stretch of cross-country travel. From the west, climbing it requires a trudge up the South Fork Payette River and a lot of elevation gain. USGS Warbonnet Peak
Elk Peak as viewed from Payette Peak. John Platt Photo
Elk Peak as viewed from Redfish Lake Creek. Matt Durrant Photo
Elk Peak as viewed from the Upper Redfish Lakes. I climbed the peak by accessing the saddle at the left side of the photo and then following the back side of the ridge to the summit.
Elk Peak as viewed from the North Ridge of Decker Peak.
Dana Hansen looking toward the West Summit of Elk Peak.
The East Summit of Elk Peak as viewed from the West Summit.