Peak 5812 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 5,812 ft
Prominence: 592

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This peak is not in the book. Published November 2023

Peak 5812 is located on a ridgeline that separates Silverlead Creek from Little Silverlead Creek in the Beaverhead Mountains. It is most easily reached (on public land) from FST-130/The Lewis and Clark National Recreation Trail and its northeast ridge. This area is a mix of private and public land, so be careful. USGS North Fork

Peak 5812 as viewed from the northeast. Livingston Douglas Photo


The Trail Gulch Trailhead is located on the east side of US-93 north of North Fork, ID at virtual MM329.2. The signed turnoff for the Trail Gulch Trailhead is 2.7 miles north of North Fork and 2.5 miles south of Hughes Creek Road. Park in the large trailhead parking area just up from the highway (3,850 feet; 45⁰26’48”N, 113⁰59’13”W). This is the first leg of a 2-peak adventure that includes Peak 5812 and Peak 5954. It covers 7.3 miles with 3,500 feet of elevation gain round trip.

Northeast Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From the trailhead, hike east up FST-130/Lewis and Clark Trail up to a ridge crossing at a minor saddle. Continue on FST-130 as it descends south for 300 vertical feet to cross Little Silverlead Creek in a marshy meadow. There is a signed trail junction here for FST-135/Little Silverlead Creek Trail. Head southwest down the meadow for a short distance and cross a small, marshy stream to find the continuation of FST-130 as it heads diagonally right/south up through a pine forest to reach the 5,220-foot connecting saddle between Peak 5812 and Peak 5954.

From this saddle, leave the trail and bushwhack southwest across a field of somewhat thick grass and sagebrush to reach the pine forest and the northeast ridge of Peak 5812. Scramble southwest up the rounded, forested ridge crest. The terrain is matted field grass, gapped pine trees, and deadfall. The summit is on a narrow ridgeline. There was no summit cairn so I built one. Return to the 5,220-foot connecting saddle with Peak 5954. This concludes the first leg of today’s 2-peak adventure. Peak 5954 is up next.

The summit of Peak 5812. Livingston Douglas Photo

Summit view from atop Peak 5812, looking east at the higher Beaverheads in the distance. Livingston Douglas Photo


Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Beaverhead Range

Longitude: -113.9747   Latitude: 45.4323

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