Peak 6582 by Margo Mandella

Elevation: 6,582 ft
Prominence: 442

Peak 6582 (left) and Slate Mountain (right). photo - Steve Mandella

This peak is not in the book.


Peak 6582 lies approximately 3.8 miles due west of Scout Mountain on public land managed by the State of Idaho in the Bannock Mountain range. This peak is easily accessed from its east side.

Take South Mink Creek road to South Fork Mink Creek road (FS-163). At approximately 2.5 miles, park in the pullout of the nearby camp area. Walk back across the cattle guard and along the road about 800 feet to the trailhead and follow the trail as it heads toward the peak.

A trail from South Mink Creek road takes you to the base of the peak. Steve Mandella photo.

The trail head along South Fork Mink Creek road. photo – Steve Mandella.

Hike through a grass-shrub-cow pie area and toward a stand of healthy aspen. Pass through the aspens and enter a pine forest.

As you enter this area, begin to look for a passable area with a faint game trail. Follow this trail through the trees to access the peak’s eastern slope. Be mindful of this location as you will want to use it on your descent.

On the eastern slope. Scout Mountain and Old Tom in the background.

Eastern slope. Scout Mountain and Old Tom in the background. photo – Steve Mandella.

 

 

Continue upslope, picking your way through the vegetation and scattered rocks. Stay within an area between a snag to the north and a very large rock to the south for the easiest travel.

Once on top, hike a few minutes to the summit cairn and enjoy the views. The hike is about 2 miles round trip and has 703 ft of elevation gain.

Class 2

USGS Topo: Clifton Creek

Summit of Peak 6582. Steve Mandella photo.

Summit of Peak 6582. photo – Steve Mandella.

Route to the summit of Peak 6582. Margo Mandella track.

Route to the summit of Peak 6582. GPS – Margo Mandella.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Bannock Range

Longitude: -112.42119   Latitude: 42.67779

Share this post ...Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Comments are closed.