White Mountains West

Elevation: 9,623 ft
Prominence: 763

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

 

White Mountain sits in front of the main Pioneer Crest between Broad Canyon and Bear Creek.

The White Mountains sit in front of the main Pioneer Crest between Broad Canyon and Bear Creek.

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.

Glide Mountain is seen at the start of the Bear Canyon trail (out of Star Hope Campground), which can be used as an approach route for the White Mountains. Steve Mandella Photo

 

 

Our route began from the Star Hope Campground on the Bear Canyon trail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at the summit of White Mountain behind the cairn. Photo - Steve Mandella.

Looking at the summit of White Mountains East behind the cairn. Steve Mandella Photo

 

 

We followed the trail until we reached a point that was suitable to go off-trail and head toward the summit ridge.

 

 

 

 

The view of Pioneer Peaks from the summit of White Mountain. Photo - Steve Mandella.

The view of White Mountains West and the Pioneer Peaks from the summit of White Mountains East. Steve Mandella Photo

 

 

We enjoyed a short, view-filled trek to the actual summit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Route

GPS track showing a loop route to the summit of White Mountain. Track - Margo Mandella.

GPS track showing a loop route to the summit of White Mountains West. Margo Mandella Map

 

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Longitude: -113.97239   Latitude: 43.74739

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