Mount McGuire

Elevation: 10,082 ft
Prominence: 3,542

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 123 of the book. Deb Rose provided great photos documenting the route set forth in the book. Judi Steciak has provided a more detailed route description and photos for climbing the peak’s WSW Ridge. These additions are found down the page. Updated April 2018


Mount McGuire is the highest point in the Bighorn Crags. USGS Mount McGuire

Approaching the summit of Mount McGuire.

Approaching the summit of Mount McGuire.

The following photos were taken by Deb Rose during a July 2015 climb via the standard route.

Climbing Mount McGuire. Deb Rose Photo

Climbing Mount McGuire. Deb Rose Photo

Approaching the beginning of the ridge. Deb Rose Photo

Approaching the beginning of the ridge. Deb Rose Photo

A small tarn at the base of the ridge. Deb Rose Photo

A small tarn at the base of the ridge. Deb Rose Photo

Starting up the ridge. Deb Rose Photo

Starting up the ridge. Deb Rose Photo

Higher up its a bit blocky. Deb Rose Photo

Higher up, the ridge is a bit blocky. Deb Rose Photo

Mount McGuire

The last section of the ridge. Deb Rose Photo

Mount McGuire

The original summit register dating back to 1926. Deb Rose Photo

Mount McGuire

The summit benchmark. Deb Rose Photo


WSW Ridge, Class 2 by Judi Steciak

Where the intermittent stream enters Ship Island Lake from the saddle between McGuire and Point 9270, start up the drainage on its West Side. You may find old cut logs, blazes, and eventually switchbacks in the gravel near the saddle – evidence of a long abandoned trail that wanders across and up the drainage. Occasional flagging tape may remain from more recent usage. A few cairns of undetermined age exist as well. Once you reach the saddle, head up the WSW Ridge over boulders to the summit.

Return the way you came or do a loop hike: descend the Southeast Ridge, walk down to a pond at 9,150 feet and then follow the drainage towards Airplane Lake and the trail back to Ship Island Lake [(H)(4.1.1.1)(a.2.1) on Page 144 ], a reversal of the description on Page 123.

Mt. McGuire from Aggipah Mountain with the WSW ridge in view and the SE ridge in profile. Judi Steciak Photo

Mount McGuire as viewed from Aggipah Mountain with the WSW Ridge in view and the Southeast Ridge in profile. Judi Steciak Photo

Walking up the WSW ridge of McGuire with Aggipah Mountain in the backgrolund. Judi Steciak Photo

Walking up the WSW Ridge of Mount McGuire with Aggipah Mountain in the background. Judi Steciak Photo

 

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Eastern Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 1983

Longitude: -114.6021   Latitude: 45.1739

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