Elevation: 8,498 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published August 2019
This peak is located between Pilot Peak and Elk Summit. Although this peak is mostly covered by trees, there is a decent view from the summit. USGS Wolf Fang Peak
Access this peak from the road that runs between Yellow Pine and Warren: FS-340 [(B)(3.2) on 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 toward Pilot Peak until you reach a slight left hand turn at roughly 8,040 feet. There is room to park on the North Side of the road. If you reach the Rattlesnake Mountain trailhead, you have gone too far. 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 there is a high probability of encountering downed trees on the road. Taking a chainsaw is not a bad idea.
West Ridge, Class 2
From the parking spot, climb up to the top of the ridge, turn east and follow the ridge through the trees to the summit. The summit is 0.3 miles and just over 200 vertical feet from the parking spot.
Regions: Big Creek to Red Ridge Peaks->Central Salmon River Mountains->Salmon River Mountains->WESTERN IDAHO
Mountain Range: Central Salmon River Mountains
Year Climbed: 2019
Longitude: -115.47239 Latitude: 45.17539