Elevation: 9,281 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published November 2020
Peak 9281 is a ranked summit that sits on the LONG southeast spur of the south ridge of Peak 11292/Huhs Horn. It sits on a ridge line that separates Nicholia Canyon from Crooked Creek Canyon. Peak 9281 is a magnificent ridge scramble from the Crooked Creek Trailhead via its east ridge. USGS Scott Peak
From ID-22, drive up Crooked Creek Road/FSR-178 for 15.8 miles to the end of the road at the trailhead for Crooked Creek Trail/FST-081. There is plenty of parking at the trailhead as well as a large dispersed campsite. The trailhead elevation is 6,840 feet.
East Ridge, Class 2
Hike for two or three minutes up FSR-081 to reach the first clear area to drop to nearby Crooked Creek and cross it. It was too wide to jump, so I put a few logs across the creek to make the crossing feasible. Once across Crooked Creek, scramble southwest up a steep scrub slope to reach the crest of the east ridge just north of a prominent gully. Follow the rounded ridge up through sagebrush with weaving required then through short scrub/grass and sections of talus/scree higher up. There are also a few rocky ridge areas high up. Make a final jog right/north to reach the true summit after passing over a nearby false summit. The summit of Peak 9281 had a torn-down cairn so I rebuilt it.