Peak 5100 (Deep Peak)

Elevation: 5,100 ft
Prominence: 320

This peak is not in the book. Erik Pohlmann has provided a new route variation for this peak which is set out below. Published May 2015. Updated June 2018.


Peak 5100 is located on a ridge line that separates Grouse Creek and Blacks Creek. I recommend climbing it and Peak 5096 via the connecting ridge line. The peak can also be climbed from Blacks Creek via Lime Creek. See the Peak 5096 page for details.

Peak 5100 sits at the head of Lime Creek and west of Grouse Creek on the western end of the Danskin Mountains.

Peak 5100 sits at the head of Lime Creek and west of Grouse Creek on the western end of the Danskin Mountains.

Peak 5090 and Peak 5100

The route from the Blacks Creek/Woodtick Creek trailhead quickly gains the ridge and follows an old road to north.

Kepros Peak viewed from Peak 5100.

Kepros Peak viewed from Peak 5100.

 

Deadman Creek Loop, by Erik Pohlmann 

This route is a personal favorite route/loop via Deadman Creek. It connects a lot of fun single track instead of boring roads.  Stats are 2,000 feet of gain and is slightly over eight miles round-trip which is similar to the route describe above.
Route description.

 

1) From Blacks Creek Road, take the Deadman Creek horse trail for 2 miles all the way to its high-point on the the saddle above Cow Creek.  See linked photo of the Deadman Creek horse trail.

Deadman Creek. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Deadman Creek. Erik Pohlmann Photo

2) Then cross-country for 1 mile following the the ridge west until running into an old road, and keep following said road east along the same ridge for an additional 1 mile or so.  This takes you past one of the most forested parts of the Danskin’s north of Blacks Creek Road and is quite scenic, see linked photo.

The forested area along the route. Erik Pohlmann Photo

The forested area along the route. Erik Pohlmann Photo

3) As the road begins descending into Lime Creek, look for a horse trail which branches off to the right/north from the next saddle.  Take the horse trail for a more back-country scenic feel, or stick to the road if desired, both routes get you to “Deep Peak”.
4) You can continue on the horse trail clear to Point 4869 which, although is an out-and-back ridge detour, is extremely scenic.  Otherwise look for a second horse trail which quickly veers left/west at the next small saddle, and side-hills west towards “Deep Peak”.
5) The horse trail eventually connects back up with the road again at which point you’re very close to “Deep Peak”, the remainder of the cross-country route to the summit should be obvious.
6) To complete the loop, retrace your steps back to the road.

 

7) This time, instead of taking the horse trail, remain on the road for about a 1/2 mile and begin descending Lime Creek.

Lime Creek. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Lime Creek. Erik Pohlmann Photo

8) After said 1/2 mile, the road will begin to ascend out of Lime Creek, at this point look for the next horse trail which continues descending Lime Creek for another 2 miles back to Blacks Creek Road.  See linked photo of Lime Creek horse trail.

 

9) Follow and descend Blacks Creek Road for the last 1 mile back to your vehicle.

Erik’s GPS track for the loop route.

Erik’s GPS track for the loop route.

USGS Arrowrock Dam

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2015

Longitude: -115.8855429   Latitude: 43.55429

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