Elevation: 9,921 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published December 2021
Peak 9921, unofficially called Titus Weather Station is located on a high ridgeline in the Smoky Mountains that runs from Galena Summit south to Saviers Peak (10,441 feet). A small, solar-powered weather station sits atop the ridge bump. The 5-peak ridge traverse covers 8.0 miles with 4,025 feet of elevation gain round trip. USGS Galena
This is the first leg of a magnificent 5-peak ridge traverse that includes Titus Weather Station, Lower Titus Peak (10,005 feet), Titus Peak (10,110 feet), Bromaghin Peak (10,225 feet), and Saviers Peak (10,441 feet). From Galena Summit on ID-75 [(A)(1)(b) on Page 213]. Please note that the USGS topo map wrongfully labels the highway as US-93 when it is actually ID-75.
North Ridge, Class 2
From Galena Summit, scramble south up the forested ridge crest to Point 9636. Descend 90 vertical feet south to a saddle and continue southward up the forested ridge to reach the summit of Titus Weather Station. The summit has a small, solar-powered weather station/tower. It offers a beautiful of nearby Titus Lake to its northeast.
South Ridge, Class 2
From the summit, descend the open, rocky ridge crest to quickly reach the 9,700-foot connecting saddle with Lower Titus Peak/Peak 10005. This concludes the first leg of today’s 5-peak journey. Lower Titus Peak is up next.