Elevation: 8,870 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published July 2019
N Mountain is located west of the main Beaverhead Range crest above 4th of July Creek. A recent forest fire partially burned trees on the north ridge. The views of the main crest are outstanding. USGS Shewag Lake
Access from US-93 is via the well signed 4th of July Creek Road. [(A)(2) on page 328] This road is paved at first, then gravel and finally a narrow 4WD road that eventually leads to the Stein Lookout. Take the road to the saddle on the peak’s north ridge. This drive covers 13.2 miles and climbs 4,740 feet.
North Ridge, Class 2
From the road follow the north ridge to the summit. A trail of sorts is developing in a fire break built to stop the spread of the recent fire. Round trip is 1.0 miles with around 300 feet of gain.