Elevation: 9,005 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Peak 9005 may not be very high but offers excellent views of the higher Sawtooth Mountains to the south and great views of the Salmon River Mountains. USGS Banner Summit
In May 2017, I started my hike at the Trap Creek Campground and headed northwest to gain the ridge between Trap Creek and Meadow Creek. The ridge is quite gradual and drops about 20 feet before reaching 7,500 feet. For a short section, the ridge steepens before leveling out at 8,300 feet. After that, it is a fairly easy hike or snowshoe to the summit. With wind drifts along the ridge, I stayed on the north and west sides of the ridge. The summit views are superb and well worth the long approach.
While this peak can be done during the middle of Winter, the nearest plowed pullout is 1-2 miles to the south. The Trap Creek Campground is not plowed. During the Summer, it is possible to drive along Elk Creek for a shorter approach. Peak 9005 is rarely visited and I am the only one on the Lists of John to record an ascent or write a trip report. Given Peak 9005’s proximity to the Idaho Centennial Trail, I would suspect that a few hikers reach the summit occasionally.