Thunderbolt Mountain

Elevation: 8,654 ft
Prominence: 794

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 117 of the book. Updated January 2020


Thunderbolt is a granite-encrusted summit that defines Idaho Batholith terrain. There is a fire lookout on its summit. Dave Pahlas has a nice trip report covering a Winter ascent of the peak. USGS Warm Lake

Thunderbolt from the east.

Thunderbolt Mountain as viewed from the east.

The trail up the peak from Johnson Creek starts in a meadow with nice views of the granite encrusted terrain ahead.

The trail up the peak from Johnson Creek starts in a meadow with nice views of the granite-encrusted terrain ahead.

This is a view of the peak just south of Thunderbolt from the trail.

A view of the Thunderbolt Mountain from the trail to its south.

This granite dome is viewed as you approach the summit.

This granite dome is seen as you approach the summit of Thunderbolt Mountain.

A closer view of the lookout from the trail.

A closer view of the lookout from the trail.

A section of the large summit area of Thunderbolt Mountain.

A section of the large summit area of Thunderbolt Mountain.

 

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 1990

Longitude: -115.6398   Latitude: 44.7327

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