Spring Hill

Elevation: 9,349 ft
Prominence: 1,509

Spring Hill viewed from the north. Derek Percoski Photo

This peak is not in the book. Derek Percoski provided the route information set out below. Published June 2019


Spring Hill is located east of the main Lost River Range crest, a couple of miles north of Horse Heaven Pass. It abruptly rises up above the Pahsimeroi valley and is the highest point of a somewhat isolated group of seven peaks (five ranked). As a result of its prominence it was used as a surveying site as early as 1915. USGS Spring Hill

Spring Hill viewed from the north. Derek Percoski Photo

Spring Hill viewed from the north. Derek Percoski Photo

 

Northeast Ridge, Class 2 by Derek Percoski 

Access

From Doublespring Pass Road [(C)(3) page 293] turn east onto FS-117 toward Horseheaven Pass. Set your odometer to 0.0. At roughly 1.2 miles the road forks. Go left, northeast onto FS-268. At 2.5 miles you will reach another junction. Once again go left. At 4.6 miles the road tops out at 8700’ directly on the northeast ridge of Spring Hill. High clearance required, 4×4 recommended.

Route

From the road you are less than a mile from the summit. The Class 2 ridge climbs 800’ vertical.

Spring Hill with the ridge route in red. Derek Percoski Photo

Spring Hill with the ridge route in red. Derek Percoski Photo

Additional Access Information

Your 4×4 adventure could continue on unofficial ranchers’ roads along the ridge to Peak 8937 The 4WD road leads right to the summit. Along the way to Peak 8937 we stopped and climbed soft-ranked Peak 8860. Reaching this peak required hopping a cattle fence on National Forest land.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Lost River Range

Longitude: -113.74809   Latitude: 44.27089

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