Elevation: 10,094 ft
This peak is not in the book. The following historical information and photos were contributed by Rick Baugher. Use the link to Rick’s trip report set out below to read Rick’s additional historical information.
Bartlett Mountain is located in the Boulder Mountains just east of Mystery Peak. Rick Baugher states “It is the highest peak on the Herd Peak quad. This scenic tundra top heads Bartlett Creek, tributary to the North Fork Big Lost River. The peak is unofficially named after Jerome Bartlett, a native of West Virginia, who came to the Idaho Territory in the late 1880’s to settle on 80 acres of bottom land along the North Fork Big Lost River. To the family of 7 children, this was known as ‘the upper ranch’. The family also operated a ‘lower ranch’ along Big Lost River at Bartlett Point. Here the map shows another Bartlett Creek, where part of the original ranch still stands.” USGS Herd Peak
Approach the peak from the Trail Creek Road. Turn onto FS-444 just west of the Trail Creek/North Fork Big Lost River Road junction. Follow FS-444 north to Bartlett Creek. The road continues west up the Bartlett Creek drainage, but it is more suited to ATVs than passenger vehicles. In a saddle west of Peak 8291, the road intersects FS-544. Follow FS0544 west out from the road junction until it ends.
East Ridge, Class 2
From FS-544, climb to the top of the peak’s East Ridge and follow the ridge to the summit.