North Pole

Elevation: 8,818 ft
Prominence: 958

North Pole viewed from the south.

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on Page 70.  Published July 2020


North Pole is located roughly 17 miles SW of Elk City in the Gospel Hump Wilderness. Unlike its slightly taller neighbor, Buffalo Hump, it is easily reached by trail. A fire lookout was established on the peak in 1927. The lookout was decommissioned in 1950 and destroyed at a later date. Only a foundation remains. The access and route information in the book is still accurate. It is 2.5 miles with 1,225 feet of elevation gain from Wildhorse CG to the summit. For updated road access refer to the Buffalo Hump page. USGS North Pole

North Pole viewed from the east.

North Pole viewed from the east.

North Pole viewed from the south.

North Pole viewed from the south.

My GPS track. The trail is not frequently maintained but is still in fair condition.

My GPS track. The trail is not frequently maintained but is still in fair condition.

The foundation of the long gone lookout.

The foundation of the long gone lookout.

Mountain Range: Southern Clearwater Peaks

Year Climbed: 2020

Longitude: -115.68401   Latitude: 45.64739

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