Elevation: 9,287 ft
Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 112 of the book. To supplement the book entry, I have included a few photos and the GPS track John Platt recorded on our 2012 ascent of the peak. Updated December 2019
South Loon Mountain is located northeast of Lick Creek Summit and south of North Loon Mountain. North and South Loon Mountains form an impressive divide that separates the Loon Creek and Enos Creek drainages. There is no short way to this summit. Much of this country has burned over the last 30 years. As a result, the trails are in less-than-stellar condition in places. See John Platt’s trip report linked below for additional information. USGS Box Lake
Park at the Duck Lake trailhead which is reached from FH-48 just north of Lick Creek Summit [(B)(3) Page 136]. You have two trail options. The first (described in the book) follows trails past Duck Lake. The second follows the trails shown on the GPS track on the map below. Due to the fire damage, advanced cross-country travel skills are needed to reach this summit.
South Ridge, Class 2+
The South Ridge presents no technical difficulties. Getting to the South Ridge requires endurance and route-finding skills.