Peak 5444

Elevation: 5,444 ft
Prominence: 464

This peak is not in the book.


This peak is located in the east end of the Danskin Mountains. The peak’s highpoints is located on the west end on a long east-west ridge line. The summit is north of the Tollgate Historical Market on US-20. The peak can be reached from almost any direction with only small blocks of private property blocking the way in the Tollgate area. USGS Long Tom Reservoir

I snowshoed up the peak from the southwest with Dan Robbins. Take US-20 north from Mountain Home. (This route climbs up steep terrain so only follow it when there is no avalanche danger.) Roughly a half mile past the Historical Marker you will see a drainage splitting the hillside on the north side of the highway. This is your starting point. There is a wide spot along the highway on its south side about a quarter of a mile farther up. Park at that spot and walk back down the road, cross the guardrail, drop off the embankment and start your climb. Our route was 3.4 miles round trip with roughly 850 feet of elevation gain.

Our route viewed from the highway. We gained the ridge well east of the summit.

Our route viewed from the highway. We gained the ridge well east of the summit. The summit is not apparent in this photo.

My GPS track. Note there is private property both on the east and west side of our route.

My GPS track. Note there is private property both on the east and west side of our route.

Cliffs just below the summit ridge.

Cliffs just below the summit ridge.

Dan Robbins looking back down our route of ascent.

Dan Robbins looking back down our route of ascent.

Approaching the summit from the east.

Approaching the summit from the east.

There are great views in every director from the summit ridge. This view is looking toward Mount Bennett.

There are great views in every director from the summit ridge. This view is looking toward Mount Bennett.

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -115.58659   Latitude: 43.26489

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