Thunderbolt Mountain

Elevation: 8,652 ft
Prominence: 794

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 117. Published 2015


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.

Thunderbolt from the east.

Thunderbolt 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.

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

This granite dome is viewed as you approach the summit.

This granite dome is viewed as you approach the summit.

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.

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 1990

Longitude: -115.6398   Latitude: 44.7327

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