Two Point Peak

Elevation: 9,426 ft
Prominence: 606

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 122. This peak was incorrectly identified in the book as Two Point “Mountain.” Published June 2019


Two Point Peak is located in the middle of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness south of Mormon Mountain and just south of  Brush Creek Summit and FST-058. USGS Shellrock Peak

Bing Young provided the following brief history of the lookout:

Two Point Peak el. 9425 ft.) is located adjacent to Shellrock Peak on the border between the Payette and Salmon National Forests. It was an old lookout, first indicated on the 1919-1923 fire plans.

Two Point Peak, along with Shellrock, was probably always manned from the Payette Forest side, but had value for the Salmon as a secondary lookout. However, the late 1920’s saw the end of  Two Point Peak as Shellrock had better visibility into the Payette side. No lookout building was ever constructed at Two Point.

Two Point’s greates asset to the Salmon Forest was its visibility into Brush Creek, which emptiess into the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. This View was not duplicated with Shellrock. —Salmon National Forest Fire Lookouts by Bing Young 1982, page 41.

Mountain Range: Central Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -114.90229   Latitude: 44.98829

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