Elevation: 9,351 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published November 2023
Peak 9351 is a ridgeline summit with a summit cap of talus. It is the high point on a ridge that separates Opal Creek from Panther Creek in the Eastern Salmon River Mountains. Peak 9351 is most easily climbed via its south face from FSR-129 just above Morgan Creek Summit. USGS Opal Lake
Same as for Peak 8563. This is the second leg of a 2-peak adventure that includes Peak 8563 and Peak 9351. It covers 8.5 miles with 3,400 feet of elevation gain round trip.
North Ridge, Class 2
From the 8,260-foot connecting saddle with Peak 8563, scramble south up the easy ridge as the forest quickly changes from live to completely charred. The terrain is a mix of snags, not much deadfall, and underlying loose talus/scree. High up, reach open terrain and a boulder/talus slope. Scramble up the rocky slope to reach the rocky, ridgeline summit of Peak 9351. The high point is at the head of a shoulder that heads east-northeast. It has a summit cairn. The ridge crest soon becomes forested as it heads southeast with two [lower] rocky ridge points visible from the summit to its southeast.