Stormy Peak

Elevation: 8,020 ft
Prominence: 240

This peak is not in the book. Published June 2019


Stormy Peak is located nineteen miles northwest of Salmon, Idaho and due south of the Salmon River. It has an active fire lookout which is on the National Historic Lookout Register. USGS Pine Creek Ridge

Bing Young provided the following narrative:

The Stormy Peak Lookout, along with Long Tom and Stein Mountain, is one of the great guardians of the Salmon Forest .

Stormy Peak is a well known name to most locals because it is, or at least used to be, the name of on one of the Principle roads into the Salmon River Mountains from the town of Salmon. Persons unfamiliar with the area might well remember the Stormy Peak Road as the one that goes to many places, but never to Stormy Peak. The road was indeed begun several decades ago with the intention of arriving at Stormy Peak, but somehow it has never been completed. However, Forest engineers have assured that there will be a road to Stormy Peak by the turn of the century. The road still provides the easiest access to Stormy Peak: take the road to Haystack Mountain; hike along the Pine Creek trail and down the Pine Creek Ridge; or hike from the end of Boulder Creek. This  it the closest route, though no trail is indicated. The lookout can  also be reached by a moderately strenuous hike up China Gulch from Shoup.

Aside from the accessibility factor, Stormy Peak has excellent  views of extremely high fire-hazard country in the lower Salmon River canyon just west of North Fork.

Stormy Peak doesn‘t’appear to have had a lookout built until the late 1920’s and Sheepeater, nearer to Shoup, appears to have been used instead. But from the beginning of Stormy Peak as a viewing no other lookout has competed for its position of importance. —Salmon National Forest Fire Lookouts by Bing Young 1982, pages 39.

Mountain Range: Eastern Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -114.21159   Latitude: 45.35089

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