Peak 6620

Elevation: 6,620 ft
Prominence: 400

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This peak is not in the book. Published June 2021


Peak 6620 is located east of Idaho City, Idaho and due south of Archie Mountain on a forested ridge that divides the Pike Fork to the north and the Crooked River to the south. This ridge was heavily logged at one time in the distant past. The Forest Service maps show a warren of roads spanning the ridge. All of these roads are closed and most are overgrown. Thus, reliance on even the Forest Service’s 2016 topo map would be a mistake. USGS Jackson Peak

The summit of Peak 6620.

Access

Primay access is from Crooked River/Wilson Creek Road, FSR-384 [(B)(2) Page 153]. (Note: in the book this road is identified as the Wilson Creek Road.) Follow ID-21 northeast from Mores Creek Summit for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto FSR-384. Follow FSR-384 as meanders generally southeast for 6.2 miles. Turn left just before the bridge across the Crooked River and the Wilson Creek CG. (Note: the main road that continues south is the Wilson Creek Road.) Continue for 5.1 miles to a junction with FSR-384K which is gated shit. Park here. This route is suitable for carefully driven passenger cars with good clearance when dry.

Northeast Ridge, Class 2

From the closed gate follow a good road north until it starts to drop down to the Crooked River. Look to your left for a faint trail which leaves the road and climbs northwest. Follow this path steeply uphill to the point where it hits an old logging road. Turn left and follow this brushy road a short distance south to where it switchbacks. Follow the road north until you reach the saddle at the base of the peak’s northeast ridge. A fair game trail can be followed up the ridge to the summit.

The roads shown on the map either no longer exist or are extremely overgrown. The GPS track covere 3.0 miles with 585 feet of elevation gain round trip.

One of the less overgrown sections of the old logging road.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2021

Longitude: -115.48049   Latitude: 44.00269

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