Elevation: 8,421 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published August 2020
Peak 8421 is located in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness east-southeast of Edwardsburg on an long ridgeline that divides Little Marble Creek and Snowslide Creek. This ridge starts at Cougar Peak and runs northeast over Peak 8421, Peak 8860, and Snowslide Peak to Center Mountain. USGS Edwardsburg
Access is via the Cougar Basin Trail/FST-004 [(B)(3.2)(c) and (c.1) on Page 137]. In 2000, the Forest Service reported that the Center Mountain Trail was in disrepair. As of 2020, the Center Mountain Trail has, unfortunately, all but vanished for most of its distance. Dave Pahlas found only brief sections of the trail as he traversed the ridge from south to north.
West Ridge/North Ridge Traverse, Class 2+
Climb this ridge from the approximate location of the Center Ridge Trail. The west ridge is a bit rocky but doesn’t present any serious obstacles. Use the links below to read John Platt and Dave Pahlas’ trip reports for additional details.