Elevation: 7,561 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Peak 7561 is located east of Archie Mountain in the Boise National Forest. The peak has a broad summit highlighted by a beautiful meadow. The peak is only a short climb from FS-312. USGS Jackson Peak
Park on the Northwest Side of the peak where FS-312 crosses a pass at approximately the 7,065-foot 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 an easy 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 navigationally-challenged. My one-way stats: 0.75 miles with 450 feet of elevation gain.
To access the peak by road use the Graham GS Road [(B)(2.1) on Page 153]. From Boise, take ID-21 for 55 miles to the turn for FS-384 at the [signed] Edna Creek Campground 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 is 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 too far.