Fly Creek Point

Elevation: 8,984 ft
Prominence: 484

This peak is not in the book.


The sleeping Deer Mountain Road provides high access to many Eastern Salmon River Mountains peaks. (See the Sleeping Deer Mountain page for information on the road.)

A fire lookout was placed on the summit in 1935 and was still occasionally used was into the 1960’s. The lookout was reportedly burned by a vandals in 1993. As you might expext as a former fire lookout site the views are massive. The access road crosses the peak’s southern slopes at 8,600 feet and the old unmaintained road to the lookout makes an ascent to the summit an easy Class 1 walk. This is an easy prize for peakbaggers, if you survive the drive. USGS Sheldon Peak

The south side of Fly Creek Point viewed from the Sleeping Deer Mountain Road. The,area was devastated by fire.

The south side of Fly Creek Point viewed from the Sleeping Deer Mountain Road. The,area was devastated by fire.

You can see why this peak was once a fire lookout site. The view covers a lot of ground. This shot is looking north.

You can see why this peak was once a fire lookout site. The view covers a lot of ground. This shot is looking north.

Fly Creek Point from the northwest. The peak has two summits. The higher one is on the left. John Platt Photo

Fly Creek Point from the northwest. John Platt Photo

An undated photo from a time when the fire lookout was still in use. USFS Photo.

An undated photo from a time when the fire lookout was still in use. USFS Photo.

 

Mountain Range: Eastern Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 2015

Longitude: -114.56939   Latitude: 44.68119

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