Pilot Peak 8057

Elevation: 8,058 ft
Prominence: 197

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Pilot Peak viewed from the east.

This peak is not in the book. Published August 2019

This Pilot Peak (one of two Pilot Peaks in Idaho) is located at the West Terminus of a long East/West ridgeline. The peak towers over the deep canyon of the South Fork Salmon River. As a result of its location, the peak has an active fire lookout which covers this fire-prone section of the Salmon River Mountains. USGS Pilot Peak

The Pilot Peak lookout is manned every summer due to its outstanding view.

The Pilot Peak Lookout is manned every Summer due to its outstanding view.

Pilot Peak viewed from the east.

Pilot Peak as viewed from the east.

Access and Route, Class 1

Access this peak is from the road that runs between Yellow Pine and Warren: FS-340 [(B)(3.2) on Page 137]. FS-341 leaves FS-340 3.5 miles west of Elk Summit and runs to Pilot Peak in 5.1 miles. The road is steep in places but no rougher than FS-340. Traveling through this area of the Salmon River Mountains requires a high clearance vehicle with good tires at a minimum. These roads traverse burned areas and there is a high probability of encountering downed trees on the road. Taking a chainsaw is not a bad idea.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Central Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 2019

Longitude: -115.52719   Latitude: 45.17389

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