Peak 10404 (Dianes Peak)

Elevation: 10,404 ft

This peak is not in the book.

Dianes Peak is another impressive Beaverhead Mountains peak that 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 Willow Creek Road [(B)(7.2) on Page 330]. 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 as viewed from Tendolia Peak (10,201 feet) in Montana (11/6/07). Rick Baugher Photo

Rick Baugher’s Trip Report

Met LaVar Newman, owner of Nicholia Ranch. Shared stories of the former town of Nicholia, ID, then rode up Willow Creek. Parked at 8,400 feet. Hiked north up a gulch, then northeast to the Continental Divide. Encountered mountain goats close up. Ascended a snow cap to the summit. Built a cairn and left a register. Suggested the peak name “Dianes Mountain”, which honors Diane M Palmer (November 12, 1946- June 14, 1947), who is buried at the Barzee Cemetery at Reno in the Birch Creek Valley.

Rest In Peace.

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

Just off the summit, I found a Montana Idaho Atlantic Pacific (MIAP) iron post
survey Mile Marker 572, placed by the Carpenter Stateline Survey in 1905.
Back in the valley, I met two Barzee kids at the old Reno Post Office site.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Beaverhead Range

Longitude: -112.91419   Latitude: 44.40249


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