Elevation: 9,375 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published June 2020
This peak is one five ranked peaks located at the southern end of the Donkey Hills. These peaks all rise nearly 2,500 feet above the surrounding valley floors. These seldom visited peaks are splendid destinations. USGS Short Creek
The best access to the southern Donkey Hills is from the Dry Creek Road [(A)(6.1) Page 290]. Follow the Dry Creek Road west to its junction with the Burnt Creek/Long Creek Road (partially signed in 2020). Turn north onto the Burnt Creek/Long Creek, cross Dry Creek and almost immediately turn right/east on to a two track. Follow the two track east to a junction with a 4WD road/ATV track that climbs up the unnamed drainage that descends from the Donkey Hills crest to Dry Creek. See map below. This road is one of the most difficult routes to drive in the area. The higher you drive, the more difficult the terrain. Full size 4WDs will find it too narrow in spots.
Northeast Ridge, Class 2
Follow the access road to a junction at approximately 8,200 feet. Go right. After climbing roughly another 160 feet the main road turns north in a large, sloping meadow. Park here. Hike east up the obvious ATV track. When the ATV track ends continue climbing southeast toward the peak’s northeast ridge. Once on the ridge top, turn southwest and follow it to the peak’s broad summit.