Horse Heaven by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 8,260 ft
Prominence: 160

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This peak is not in the book. Published January 2023

Horse Heaven is a named, lateral ridge/hump on Mahogany Ridge in the Big Hole Mountains. It is located just north of Henderson Peak, the high point on Mahogany Ridge. This is the second leg of a 4-peak trek that includes Mahogany Ridge West (7,990 feet), Horse Heaven, Henderson Peak (8,312 feet), and Patterson Ridge (7,621 feet). It covers 9.5 miles with 2,750 feet of elevation gain round trip. USGS Garns Mountain

Horse Heaven (summit is at far left) as viewed from Henderson Peak to its south. Livingston Douglas Photo


Same as for Mahogany Ridge West. This is the second leg of a 4-peak journey.

South Face, Class 2

The Climb

From the 7,620-foot connecting saddle with Mahogany Ridge West, follow FST-235 north then northeast as it does some ups and downs and skirts the forested northwest face of Henderson Peak on its way to an 8,100-foot saddle between Horse Heaven and Henderson Peak. From this saddle, hike up an old, overgrown 2-track north through thick sagebrush to reach short scrub and gravel and the end of the 2-track. Scramble north up the face a short distance to reach the elongated summit hump just to the west. There is no summit cairn. Return south to the 8,100-foot connecting saddle. This concludes the second leg of today’s adventure. Henderson Peak is up next.

The summit of Horse Heaven, looking east at the [lower] east summit (Point 8209). Livingston Douglas Photo

The gentle summit of Horse Heaven, looking west. Livingston Douglas Photo

Mountain Range: Big Hole and Snake River Mountains

Longitude: -111.1509   Latitude: 43.3929

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