Peak 2990 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 2,990 ft
Prominence: 400

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This peak is not in the book. Published November 2023

Peak 2990 sits above Chase Lake and south of Coolin, ID. Massive Priest Lake lies to the north. Peak 2990 is an easy scramble up the southwest ridge from East River Road south of Coolin. This area is a mix of private and public land, so be careful. This climb is entirely in the Priest Lake State Forest. USGS Coolin

The summit of Peak 2990 and its newly-built summit cairn. Livingston Douglas Photo


From ID-57 southwest of Priest Lake, turn right/east onto paved Dickensheet Road (signed for “Coolin”). Drive 3.6 miles to a road junction signed for “Sundance Lodge.” This is Substation Cutoff Road. Turn right/east onto Substation Cutoff Road and drive 0.3 miles to a “T” junction with [signed] East River Road. Turn right/south onto East River Road and drive 0.5 miles to an unsigned junction with a gated, closed logging road that heads left/east. Park at this road closure gate (2,585 feet; 48⁰26’45”N, 116⁰50’20”W).

Map Errors

Maps fails to show the extensive logging roads in this area. These old roads are useful for hiking and avoid difficult bushwhacks.

West Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From the road closure gate, bushwhack northeast up onto the west ridge through thick scrub and brush. The west ridge is mostly open scrub and has some easier areas and cleared paths (from logging activity). The summit of Peak 2990 is open and obvious. I built a summit cairn on a ground boulder near the high point using the rounded rocks on this peak. The summit offers a nice view of nearby Priest Lake even with the early morning fog.

View of Priest Lake from atop Peak 2990 with some early morning fog. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Selkirk Mountains

Longitude: -116.8316   Latitude: 48.4489

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