Peak 9489 by Brett Sergenian

Elevation: 9,489 ft

This Smoky Mountain peak is not in the book.

I parked at the Owl Creek turnout (same as Easley) and forded the Wood River. If attempting in during winter there may be a snow bridge but I did this peak in late November. I headed west along Owl Creek Rd for about a half-mile before turning south to gain the ridge to the summit. There are quite a few trees but there is not much bushwhacking. The summit has nice views of the Boulder and Smoky Mountains. There was a cairn on top. The total round trip distance is approximately five miles with 2300′ in elevation gain. Despite this peak being so close to the highway it is not visited much as I was the first on Lists of John to record an ascent. The slopes are tree covered so it is not a good ski destination which may explain why there are few visitors to this peak. In the summer Peak 9489 is overshadowed by taller peaks.

Peak 9489. Brett Sergenian Photo

USGS Galena

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Smoky Mountains

Longitude: -114.6542   Latitude: 43.819

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