Elevation: 6,471 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published November 2020
Date of Climb: October 19, 2020
Peak 6471 is a rather insignificant scrub hump that is located northeast of Juniper, ID. It sits above Hay Canyon to its north. Peak 6471 is most easily reached via an old 2-track jeep road that comes up from the Holbrook-Black Pine Road to the south. USGS Juniper
From the junction of Meadow Brook Road/BLM-027 and ID-37 (northwest of Holbrook), drive southwest then west on BLM-027 (which becomes the Holbrook-Black Pine Road) for 9.2 miles to a sharp left/south turn in the road. There is a cattle guard/fence here and an unsigned 2-track jeep road on the right/north side of the road. Park at this junction (5,452 feet) or drive a short distance up the old road to a dispersed camping area. This old road is shown on both the USGS topo map and the National Forest Map. It is closed to motorized vehicles a short distance up from the junction.
South Gully/Southeast Shoulder/South Ridge, Class 2
From the road junction, hike up the 2-track jeep road in a dry gully for about 1.5 miles to 6,000 feet. Leave the road and bushwhack left/northwest up a steep, grassy/brushy shoulder to reach the south ridge. This is a pretty rough, unpleasant section to bushwhack but it is relatively short. Follow the somewhat brushy/grassy ridge north to reach the summit. There is no summit cairn.
A bushwhack-free option is to stay on the 2-track jeep road all the way to a ridgeline northeast of Peak 6471. From there, follow another 2-track jeep road southwest along the ridge to reach the summit of Peak 6471. This is a longer route but requires no bushwhacking.