WHITE CLOUD MOUNTAINS

The White Cloud Mountains are coverd in the book on pages 218 to 231.


The White Cloud Mountains, located southeast of Stanley and lie totally within the boundaries of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA). The range is oval-shaped and about 22 miles long and 20 miles wide.

In August of 2015, a large portion of the White Clouds Mountains (and the Boulder Mountains) were finally designated as an official wilderness. Many thanks to all those who worked for years to make this happen.

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The White Cloud Peaks offer many fine challenges, good access and as a result are somewhat crowded in the middle of the summer. Castle Peak is the highest summit but dozens of other peaks are worthy of your consideration. From Potaman Peak in the northeast corner of the range to D.O. Lee Peak in the central part of the range to Peak 10405 in the south and every ridge in between you will find excellent climbing. Peak 11272 is on my favorite climb list and it is one of the best climbs in the state.

Use the following link to generate a list of all White Cloud Mountains peaks covered on this website: White Cloud Mountains Peaks

Cove is just one of the dozens of scenic lakes in the range.

Cove is just one of the dozens of scenic lakes in the range.

Peak 11202 (aka Cardiac Peak) and the poorly named Peak 10718 (aka Pats Peak) above Island Lake. Pat McGrane Photo

Peak 11202 (aka Cardiac Peak) and the poorly named Peak 10718 (aka Pats Peak) above Island Lake. Pat McGrane Photo

Although much of the range gets a lot of use, there are some areas that see no one.

Although much of the range gets a lot of use, there are some areas that see no one.

Frog Lake is on the edge of the proposed wilderness. It is accessible to dirt bikes.

Frog Lake is on the edge of the proposed wilderness. It is accessible to dirt bikes.

A quiet camp at O'Caulkens Lake.

A quiet camp at O’Caulkens Lake.

The pass between Born and Shallow Lakes.

The pass between Born and Shallow Lakes.

Walker Lake.

Walker Lake.

Mt. Caukens and WCP-10 from Mount Andrus. Pat McGrane Photo

Mt. Caukens and WCP-10 from Mount Andrus. Pat McGrane Photo

Mountain Range: White Cloud Mountains

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