Elevation: 9,623 ft
This White Mountain is not in the book.
White Mountains West sits at the south end of Copper Basin between Broad Canyon and Bear Creek in the Challis National Forest. White Mountains West sits in the White Mountains Range, a small mountain range of two summits. White Mountains West is the higher, ranked peak. Both White Mountains summits are dominated by bigger peaks of the nearby Pioneer Mountains and thus offer a good place to observe the surrounding country. The peak is encircled by roads and trails and access is good. White Mountains West is one of five White Mountains in Idaho, and 1 of 31 named peaks and high points with the word “white” in the name. USGS Star Hope Mine
2016 Trip Report (Margo Mandella)
The day after the 2016 IdahoSummits Fall Outing, Dan Robbins and three others climbed White Mountains West (and East) and contributed the following photos, GPS track, and a link (below) to Dan’s trip report. Class 2 difficulty.
Our route began from the 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.