Elevation: 9,623 ft
This White Mountain is not in the book.
White Mountain West sits at the southern end of Copper Basin between Broad Canyon and Bear Creek in the Challis National Forest. White Mountain West sits in the White Mountain Range, a small mountain range of two summits. White Mountain West is the ranked peak (i.e., more than 300 feet prominence) of the two. Both White Mountain summits are dominated by bigger peaks of the nearby Pioneer Mountains and thus offers a good place to observe the surrounding country. The peak is encircled by roads and trails and access is good. White Mountain West is one of five White Mountains in the State, and 1 of 31 named peaks and high points with the word “white” in the name.
USGS Topo: Star Hope Mine
2016 Trip Report (Margo Mandella)
The day after the 2016 IdahoSummits Fall Outing, Dan Robbins and three others climbed White Mountain West (and East) and contributed the following photos, GPS track, and a link (below) to Dan’s trip report.
Our route began from Star Hope Campground on the Bear Canyon trail.
We followed the trail until we reached a point that was suitable to go off-trail and head toward the summit ridge.
We enjoyed a short, view-filled trek to the actual summit.