Peak 5761 (East Fork Peak) by Erik Pohlmann

Elevation: 5,761 ft
Prominence: 541

This peak is not in the book. Additional Danskin Mountains access information can be found in the book at (D)(1) at pages 154-5 and (G)(1) at page 156. Also see the following website page: Danskin Mountains OHV Trails. Published May 2018


Peak 5761 is located at the southeastern end of the Danskin Mountains crest and roughly 1.0 miles north of US-20. This summit is located on private property. Secure permission first!

People have climbed East Fork Peak from multiple directions.  It’s a cross country bushwhack up the northwest ridge if starting from point 5032′.  For easier routes from either the north or south which are also bikeable, ascend the unsigned and non-gated dirt road paralleling the power lines which dissect the northwest ridge.  Once on the ridge there’s another road that ascends the ridge directly to the summit which is also bikeable for the most part. Note, the upper portion of these described routes are located on non-gated, non-fenced, and unsigned private property.

Access
This peak is accessed via a road that follows a power line across the peak’s western flanks. The power line road can be accessed from either US-20 or the Anderson Ranch Dam Road. [(E)(2) page 155.] From the Anderson Ranch Dam Road drive the Dixie Cut Off Road west to the unsigned power line road. When dry this nicely maintained dirt road is easily passable with a 2WD.  Alternatively, the power line road can be accessed from the west vis NF-131.

The route to the power line road from the south is a more difficult route which leads from US-20. This route requires opening a couple unlocked gates (not on private property). A high clearance vehicle is recommended.

Power Line Road, Class 1+
This route follows a road that was constructed to install and maintain a power line road. It climbs up the peak’s north side. The round trip stats are 1,100 feet of gain over 3.0 miles.
GPS Track for northern route.

GPS Track for northern route.

East Fork Peak from Peak 5505' "Dixie Creek Peak.

East Fork Peak from Peak 5505′ “Dixie Creek Peak.

East Fork Peak viewed from Don Benchmark.

East Fork Peak viewed from Don Benchmark.

USGS Anderson Ranch Dam

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Longitude: -115.47539   Latitude: 43.30059

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