Peak 7146 (Skunk Creek Peak)

Elevation: 7,164 ft
Prominence: 304

The summit.

This peak is not in the book. Published June 2019

This peak is located due north of Skunk Creek Summit and several miles south of East Mountain on the North Fork Range crest. This area is covered by dense forest but the peak’s broad summit area has scattered meadows and thus, a view. USGS Skunk Creek Summit

The summit.

The summit.

Peak 7164 Skunk Creek Peak

This big fir is growing directly out of the highest peak’s point.

Access and Route, Class 2

The western slopes of the North Fork Range in the vicinity of this peak is traversed by the FS-417 road system. If you search Google Maps for East Mountain, you will be provided with directions to the lookout from ID-55 which will take you right by this peak’s western and northern slopes. It is an easy walk from the road to the summit. The crux is the road cut you must ascend at the beginning. Be advised that the road climbs nearly 3,000 feet and, thus, there are a lot of steep pitches.

The approach traverse private property (via a public access) at first and is roughly maintained through the private property. Once on the Forest, the road quality improves. Nevertheless, a 4WD is recommended.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 2019

Longitude: -115.92629   Latitude: 44.38279

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