Peak 8909 (Stani Peak)

Elevation: 8,909 ft
Prominence: 329

This peak is not in the book.

Stani Peak is a small peak on the main White Knob Mountains Crest. This sagebrush-covered mountain is located between Sheep Mountain (9,649 feet) and Big Flat Top/Alder Knob (9,380 feet). USGS Big Blind Canyon

Rick Baugher reports:

“On 6/6/12, I was desperate to find a new peak in my local area. There had been a huge drop in temperature over the past two days from the 90s to 30s. Low cloud deck and strong winds almost made me turn around. Past Arco, there was some blue sky, but quite a bit of fresh snow in the mountains.

Parked along Antelope Creek Road at Waddoups Creek Road. Motorcycled up Waddoups Creek Road and soon got into some serious mud. Parked the bike at 7,000 feet (snowline) at the Right Fork Waddoups Creek, 1.5 miles short of the road’s end but within hiking range. Began a muddy, slip-slide hike. Bawling cows on the range. Snow flurries. Met a couple of cowhands on horseback. Chins tucked into collars, a time for stoicism.

View NW along White Knob main crest to 'Stani' on 6/6/12. Rick Baugher Photo

The view northwest along the White Knob Crest to Stani Peak (6/6/12). Rick Baugher Photo

The 8909' volcanic andesite summit and a patch of blue over Antelope Basin. Rick Baugher Photo

The 8,909-foot volcanic andesite summit and a patch of blue over Antelope Basin. Rick Baugher Photo

From Mountain Spring, ascend off-trail to Point 8782. Descend west to an 8,580-foot saddle, then scramble up a sage slope to the summit of Stani Peak. ‘Stani’ is a Greek word meaning ‘sheepfold.’ No signs of previous ascent. Built cairn, left register. Slip-slide return same way on 1″-3″ of snow. Lucky to get even one peak today.”

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Mountain Range: White Knob Mountains

Longitude: -113.61019   Latitude: 43.77589

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