Elevation: 6,081 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published November 2020
Date of Climb: October 18, 2020
Peak 6081 is a gentle scrub hump located on the east side of Cow Canyon. Its west side is an easy scramble from Cow Canyon Road. Finding a place to park turned out to be the most challenging part of this climb. I suppose it is only appropriate that the best parking place is a cattle cistern and some of the climb is on cattle trails. After all, this is “Cow Canyon.” USGS Badger Hole Spring
From the [signed] junction of Meadow Brook Road/BLM-027 at ID-37, drive 6.7 miles southwest then west to a [signed] junction with Cow Canyon Road/BLM-603. Turn left/south onto Cow Canyon Road and drive 0.7 miles south to a side road (right/west turn) that leads to a large cistern. Drive a short distance on this side road to the cistern and park (5,550 feet). There are no pullouts along BLM-603 for the first 1.5 miles, so this is your best option.
West Shoulder, Class 2
From the parking area at the cistern, walk back to Cow Canyon Road and follow it for about 75 yards south to find a cattle trail that heads diagonally left/southeast toward a dry gully that lies between here and the [obvious] west shoulder of Peak 6081. Follow the cattle trail southeast to a dry gully. Leave it and bushwhack south through easy sagebrush to reach the west shoulder. Scramble up the west shoulder to the gentle summit cap. Head east for a short distance to the high point. The terrain on the west shoulder is a mixture of field grass and scattered junipers and brush. The summit cap is field grass and short scrub.