Elevation: 5,100 ft
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. USGS Arrowrock Dam
Drive Blacks Creek Road over Blacks Creek Summit. Roughly 1.0 below the pass is Woodtick Creek, There is parking room for one or two vehicles.
Southeast Ridge, Class 2
FST-291 starts here and works up the creek for a short ways and then crosses the creek. The trail quickly climbs up to a pass at the head of Grouse Creek and a junction. The left fork descends into the drainage. Follow the right fork along the ridge toward the summit of Peak 5096 which is reached in 1.67 miles. Stay on the road which continues on to and past Peak 5100 with a few up and down stretches. When you reach a gate in the fence on Peak 5100’s east ridge pass through the gate and then make the short climb to the summit.
Deadman Creek Loop, by Erik Pohlmann
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.
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.
7) This time, instead of taking the horse trail, remain on the road for about a 1/2 mile and begin descending Lime Creek.
9) Follow and descend Blacks Creek Road for the last 1 mile back to your vehicle.
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