Sixmile Ridge, Peak 5891 and Krassel Knob

Elevation: 5,895 ft
Prominence: 475

These peaks are not in the book. I have combined the three summits on Sixmile Ridge on this page. The coordinates and map below are centered on the summit of Sixmile Ridge which is the highest point on the ridge. The coordinates for Krassel Knob are 44.96889/-115.75429 and for Peak 5891 are 44.94719/-115.76749. All three peaks are on them Fitsum Peak USGS Quad.

Sixmile Ridge parallels the South Fork Salmon River between Warm Lake and the junction of the South Fork and the East Fork South Fork Salmon River. Specifically, the ridge is bounded by the South Fork in the east, Buckhorn Creek in the south and southwest, the South Fork Fitsum Creek in the northwest and Fitsum Creek in the north. There are three peaks with prominence on the ridge: Krassel Knob (5839/299), Peak 5891 and the highest point, Sixmile Ridge from north to south.

The summit of Sixmile Ridge. John Platt Photo

The Salmon River country is a land of deep canyons and long winding ridges. Many of the ridges have or had trails.Sixmile Ridge is typical of this magnificent terrain. Its elevation which falls just short of six thousand feet insures that it will melt out by late April most years. Access is available year round via the Warm Lake Highway and the South Fork Road.

This shot show the typical type of terrain you will encounter on many Salmon River Mountains ridges. John Platt Photo

Sixmile Ridge has a trail which is in fair condition. John Platt and Art Troutner followed the trail to Sixmile Ridge and Peak 5891 in April of 2017. Use the link below to read John’s trip report. Class 1+

John Platt’s GPS track.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.76219   Latitude: 44.93501

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