White Mountain West, 9623

Elevation: 9,623 ft
Prominence: 763

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.

Class 2

USGS Topo: Star Hope Mine

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

White Mountain sits 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 Mountain West (and East) and contributed the following photos, GPS track, and a link (below) to Dan’s trip report.

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 White Mountain. Photo – Steve Mandella

 

 

Our route began from 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 Mountain East behind the cairn. Photo – Steve Mandella

 

 

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 Mountain West and the Pioneer Peaks from the summit of White Mountain. Photo – Steve Mandella

 

 

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 Mountain West. Track – Margo Mandella

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Longitude: -113.97239   Latitude: 43.74739

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