PEAK 10404 (Dianes Peak)

Elevation: 10,404 ft

This peak is not in the book.


This is another impressive Beaverhead Range peak which is overlooked by climbers because it does not have an official name. It sits on the Continental Divide above Willow Creek. Access this peak from the Willow Creek Road [(B)(7.2)]. Route information is found down the page. USGS Eighteenmile Peak

Dianes Peak. The view is south from 'Tendolia Peak' 10201' in Montana, 11/6/07. Rick Bayugher Photo

Dianes Peak. The view is south from ‘Tendolia Peak’ 10201′ in Montana, 11/6/07. Rick Baugher Photo

Here is Rick Baugher’s trip report:

Met LaVar Newman, owner of Nicholia Ranch. Shared stories of former town of
Nicholia, ID, then rode up Willow Creek. Park at 8400′.
Hike noth up a gulch, then northeast to Continental Divide. Encountered mountain goats close up.

Ascended snow cap to summit. Built cairn, left register. Suggested peak name
‘Dianes Mountain’ honors Diane M Palmer, Nov 12, 1946- June 14, 1947, who is
buried at Barzee Cemetery at Reno in Birch Creek Valley.

Rest In Peace.

Ranch life in Birch Creek Valley had its sad moments. Gravesite of Diane M Palmer at base of the mountain named for her. Rest in peace sweet child. Rick Baugher Photo

Just off the summit found a MIAP iron post (Montana Idaho Atlantic Pacific)
survey mile marker 572, place by the Carpenter Stateline Survey, here in 1905.
Back in the valley met 2 Barzee kids at the old Reno Post Office site.

Mountain Range: Beaverhead Range

Longitude: -112.91419   Latitude: 44.40249

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