Ruby Mountain and Peak 6980

Elevation: 7,464 ft
Prominence: 1,124

Ruby Mountain, behind the tree. John Platt Photo

These two peaks are not in the book. Published June 2019


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

Ruby Mountain, behind the tree. John Platt Photo

Ruby Mountain is visible behind the tree. John Platt Photo

Access

This area is accessed from Warren Wagon Road/FH-21 [(B)(2) on 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 for much 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 make 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 stats for both peaks: 9.3 miles with 2,469 feet of elevation gain.

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.85289   Latitude: 45.22489

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