Elevation: 8,060 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published August 2019
This peak is located roughly one mile east of Pilot Peak on the ridge line that runs from Elk Summit to Pilot Peak. The summit was burned over at some point in the recent pass. USGS Pilot Peak
Access this peak from the road that runs between Yellow Pine and Warren, FS-340. [(B)(3.2) page 137] FS-341 leaves FS-340 3.5 miles west of Elk Summit and runs to Pilot Peak in 5.1 miles. Follow the road until you reach the broad saddle east of the summit of Peak 8060. There is good camping on this saddle.
The road is steep in places but no rougher than FS-340. Traveling through this area of the Salmon River Mountains requires a high clearance vehicle with good tires at a minimum. These roads traverse burned areas and you should understand that there is a high probability of encountering downed trees on the road. Taking a chain saw is not an unreasonable idea.
East Ridge, Class 2
From the saddle follow the wide east ridge to the summit in 0.6 miles with just over 300 feet of gain.
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