Peak 5331 (Hutton Peak)

Elevation: 5,331 ft
Prominence: 391

This peak is not in the book.


This Danskin Peak offers a good early season ascent and has been climbed in the winter. You can follow a ridge over to Fiddler Benchmark and make it a two peak day. The north side of the peak is all private land that you cannot cross. The central portion of the range is accessed via the Danskin Mountains OHV Trail System. The preceding link covers the trails that lead to the summit of Hutton Peak. The trails of this system are closed to motorized travel in the Spring Approaching from the Willow Creek trailhead will avoid private property. Reach this trailhead by taking the FS-189 from I-84 [(G)(1)] in the book for 16 miles to the well marked trailhead. USGS Grape Mountain

Ascending the peak's west ridge which can be reached from the a willow Creek Trailhead. From the trailhead take the trail on the left that immediately climbs up out of the stream bottum. Follow,the trail east until the first ridge that climbs up to the peak's west ridge.

Ascending the peak’s west ridge which can be reached from the Willow Creek Trailhead. From the trailhead take the trail on the left that immediately climbs up out of the stream bottum. Follow the trail east until the first ridge that climbs up to the peak’s west ridge.

The west ridge is a bit of a roller coaster walk but the views of the South Fork Canyon and the surrounding mountains are exceptional.

The west ridge is a bit of a roller coaster walk but the views of the South Fork Canyon and the surrounding mountains are exceptional.

The final push to the summit.

The final push to the summit.

The absolute top on 2-11-2015.

The absolute top on 2-11-2015. Gilbert Gallegos Photo.

The summit of Hutton Peak. Dan Robbins Photo

The summit of Hutton Peak. Dan Robbins Photo

 

 

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2015

Longitude: -115.76893   Latitude: 43.53701

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