Elevation: 8,566 ft
This Peak is not in the book. Published June 2021
Peak 8566 lies south-southeast of Smiley Mountain. Peak 8566 makes an excellent climb when combined with nearby Peak 8620. The peak can also be climbed by its northeast ridge via a pull off on FS-137 across from Iron Bog campground. Peak8566’s summit provides excellent views of various Pioneer Range, White Knob Range, and Lost River Range peaks as well as nearby Smiley Mountain. USGS Smiley Mountain
To access the peak via the northwest, see access discussion for Peak 8620.
NW Ridge, Class 2
From the trailhead marker, follow a well-travelled trail north that parallels the creek to a flat, thinly willowed creek bottom around 7600 ft where you can easily cross. A faint game trail leads to the saddle at 8200 ft. Continue to the summit via the peak’s northwest ridge. A very large cairn does not mark the true summit but is interesting to check out.