Peak 7561

Elevation: 7,561 ft
Prominence: 496

This peak is not in the book.


Peak 7561 is found in the Boise National Forest, east of Archie Mountain. The peak has a broad summit highlighted by a beautiful meadow. The peak is only a short climb from FS-312. USGS Jackson Peak

Access

Park on the northwest side of the peak where FS-312 crosses a pass at approximately the 7065 elevation point (see topo). The slopes of Peak 7561 were logged many years ago, but a dense forest has regrown.

Northwest Slopes, Class 2

My route followed the remnants of a debris-filled skid road for about two-thirds of the total distance. Albeit and eaxy climb, you will need good route finding skills to stay on track in the forest, especially on the return. A compass or GPS is recommended for those who are directionally challenged.

My one way stats: 0.75 miles with 450 feet of gain.

Peak 7561 viewed from Jackson Peak. The ridge on the left starts at the FS-312 junction with the Jackson Peak road. This ridge is an alternative route. My route is out of view on the right side of the photo.

Peak 7561 viewed from Jackson Peak. The ridge on the left starts at the FS-312 junction with the Jackson Peak road. This ridge is an alternative route. My route is out of view on the right side of the photo.

The meadow on the summit.

The meadow on the summit.

To access the peak by road use the Graham GS Road. [(B)(2.1)]. From Boise, take ID-21 for 55 miles to the turn for FS-384 at the signed Edna Creek CG turn. Turn onto the excellent FS-384 gravel road and follow it to FS-312 in 4 miles. FS-312 is a good road but not recommended for passenger vehicles. It is roughly 9 miles to the pass. However, if you get to the signed junction with FS-598 Jackson Peak road, you have gone to far.

My GPS track. Please note that the skid road is shown as still existing on this map. This is an error. There is no road, just a few remnants to follow.

My GPS track. Please note that the skid road is shown as still existing on this map. This is an error. There is no road, just a few remnants to follow.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -115.43579   Latitude: 44.04719

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