Ruby Mountain and Peak 6980

Elevation: 7,464 ft
Prominence: 1,124

Ruby Mountain, behind the tree. John Platt Photo

These two peaks are in the book. Published June 2019


These two summits are located southeast of Burgdorph Hot Springs and the Warren Wagon Road, FH-21. Ruby Mountain is the highest point on a forested ridge flanked by Ruby Creek in the west and the Sesech River on east. Peak 6980 is the northernmost ranked point on the ridge. USGS Loon Lake

Ruby Mountain, behind the tree. John Platt Photo

Ruby Mountain, behind the tree. John Platt Photo

Access

This area is accessed from the Warren Wagon Road, FH-21. [(B)(2) page 135] Google Maps will give you directions to the trailhead which is 29 miles from McCall.

Route, Class 2

The lower part of  is route crosses through Ruby Meadows which is damp a lot of the year. The upper portions of the route are heavily forested and/or recently burned. In short, there is no easy route description. Use John Platt’s trip report (linked below) and his GPS track as general guides. You will need advanced route finding skills to find your way up these peaks.

John Platt’s GPS track. His round trip for both peaks measured out at 9.3 miles with 2,469 feet of gain.

John Platt’s GPS track. His round trip for both peaks measured out at 9.3 miles with 2,469 feet of gain.

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.85289   Latitude: 45.22489

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