Table Mountain 5453 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 5,453 ft
Prominence: 303

Find Nearby Peaks

Table Mountain as viewed from the northwest. See why they call it "Table Mountain"? Livingston Douglas Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published November 2020


Date of Climb:  October 20, 2020

Table Mountain is, as its name implies, a flat, table-like mountain that is located southeast of Juniper, ID. It sits just south of Cow Canyon and is visible from quite a distance and can easily be seen by travelers on I-84 to its west. The easiest ascent routes are from Cow Canyon Road to the east. Other than the fact that it looks like a table, Table Mountain is a relatively insignificant hump that barely qualifies as a ranked summit. USGS The Cove

Table Mountain as viewed from the northwest. See why they call it "Table Mountain"? Livingston Douglas Photo

Table Mountain as viewed from the northwest. See why they call it “Table Mountain”? Livingston Douglas Photo

Access

From the signed junction of [paved] Juniper Road and [paved] Black Pine Road (south of Juniper and Exit 263), drive east on the Holbrook-Black Pine Road/BLM-027 for 2.0 miles. Turn right/south onto [signed] BLM-605 and drive south for 2.9 miles to an unsigned junction. Turn left/east onto an unsigned BLM road and drive 1.2 miles to an unsigned junction. Go right/south onto BLM-670 for 0.2 miles to a signed road junction. Go left/east onto BLM-641 for 0.9 miles and park alongside the road (4,980 feet). Table Mountain is visible from here and is only ¾ mile away.

Northwest Face, Class 2

The Climb

From BLM-641, hike southeast across open terrain (charred as it is) to reach the base of the steep northwest face, skirting the east side of a prominent hump. The terrain is a mix of gapped scrub and scattered dead junipers. It goes quickly. Scramble up the easy but loose talus/scree to reach the summit plateau. Walk right/south to the high point at the southwest corner of the tilted summit plateau. There is a cairn atop the highest boulder. The entire summit area is charred from a forest fire. It looks and smells of death. Not pleasant.

Table Mountain and its northwest face. The summit is at far right. Livingston Douglas Photo

Table Mountain and its northwest face. The summit is at far right. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Sublett Range

Longitude: -112.85519   Latitude: 42.08519

Share this post ...Facebooktwitterredditpinterestmail

Comments are closed.