Elevation: 8,905 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published July 2019
Phelan Mountain is located between Williams Creek Summit and Baldy on the Salmon River Ridge. It is an attractive peak with huge meadows on its eastern slopes. While much of the upper slopes are covered with forest the summit is a large rocky expanse with exceptional views to the south and west. USGS Leesburg
[See (H)(1) and (2) page 142 updated here] Drive south from Salmon and the junction of US-93/ID-28 on US-93 for 4.9 miles. Turn west, cross the Salmon River and follow FS-021 for 13.0 steep miles to Williams Creek Summit. This road is paved at first and then a well maintained, gravel road that is plowed in the winter. From Williams Creek Summit turn north onto the Salmon River Mountain Ridge Road, FS-020. The ridge road is a rough, occasionally maintained road with its share of rough spots. Follow FS-20 north for roughly 3.0 miles where the road crosses the peak’s eastern slopes.
Eastern Slopes, Class 2
The summit can be easily reached from FS-20. I started from the point where a 4WD road left FS-20 because it was a good parking spot. My round trip was 1.0 miles with 267 feet of gain.