Elevation: 9,623 ft
This peak is not in the book.
White Mountains West is located at the South End of Copper Basin between Broad Canyon and Bear Creek. It is in the White Mountains Range, a small mountain range comprised of only two summits. White Mountains West is the [higher] ranked peak. Both White Mountains summits are dominated by bigger peaks of the nearby Pioneer Mountains. Both peaks provide a good place to observe the surrounding country. The peak is circled by roads and trails, so access is good. White Mountains West is 1 of 5 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 by Margo Mandella
The day after the 2016 IdahoSummits Fall Outing, Dan Robbins and 3 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.
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.