Elevation: 8,619 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published January 2023
Peak 8619 is located on a ridge crest about midway between Thunder Mountain (8,662 feet) and Red Mountain (8,697 feet). It separates Lookingglass Creek from Holter Creek. This is the second leg of a 2-peak adventure that includes Red Mountain and Peak 8619. The journey covers 11.8 miles with 3,325 feet of elevation gain round trip. USGS Garns Mountain
Same as for Red Mountain. This is the second leg of a 2-peak journey.
East Ridge/Face, Class 2
From the 8,300-foot connecting saddle, bushwhack through somewhat thick veg (along the edge of a patch of pines) to reach the steeper, upper east face. Climb west up through thick, waist-deep ferns to reach the small, gentle summit of Peak 8619. There is a modest cairn on top.
From the summit, descend east back to the connecting saddle and FST-217. Follow FST-217 east back to the Government Fork Trail. Descend the Government Fork Trail back to Patterson Creek and follow FST-218 then FST-237 back to the Patterson Creek trailhead and your parked vehicle.