Two Point Peak

Elevation: 9,426 ft
Prominence: 606

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 122 of the book. 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 (9,425 feet) 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 Peak, was probably always manned from the Payette Forest side, but had value for the Salmon National Forest as a secondary lookout. However, the late 1920s saw the end of Two Point Peak, as Shellrock Peak had better visibility into the Payette National Forest side. No lookout building was ever constructed at Two Point Peak.

Two Point Peak’s greatest asset to the Salmon National Forest was its visibility into Brush Creek, which empties into the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. This view was not duplicated with Shellrock Peak. —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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