Thunder Mountain (Idaho)

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Thunder Mountain
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Thunder Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 7,455 ft (2,272 m) [1]
Prominence 675 ft (206 m) [1]
Parent peak Cache Peak
Coordinates 42°10′18″N113°36′49″W / 42.1715802°N 113.6136194°W / 42.1715802; -113.6136194 Coordinates: 42°10′18″N113°36′49″W / 42.1715802°N 113.6136194°W / 42.1715802; -113.6136194 [2]
Geography
Location Cassia County, Idaho, U.S.
Parent range Albion Mountains
Topo map USGS Elba
Climbing
Easiest route Simple scramble, class 2

Thunder Mountain, at 7,455 feet (2,272 m) above sea level is a peak in the Albion Mountains of Idaho. The peak is located in Sawtooth National Forest and Cassia County. It is located about 2.7 mi (4.3 km) southeast of Cache Peak. [3] [4]

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Sawtooth National Forest National forest located in Idaho and Utah in the United States

Sawtooth National Forest is a National Forest that covers 2,110,408 acres in the U.S. states of Idaho and Utah. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it was originally named the Sawtooth Forest Reserve in a proclamation issued by President Theodore Roosevelt on May 29, 1905. On August 22, 1972 a portion of the forest was designated as the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA), which includes the Sawtooth, Cecil D. Andrus–White Clouds, and Hemingway–Boulders wilderness areas. The forest is managed as four units: the SNRA and the Fairfield, Ketchum, and Minidoka Ranger Districts.

Sawtooth National Recreation Area

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA) is a National Recreation Area located in central Idaho, United States that is managed as part of Sawtooth National Forest. The recreation area, established on August 22, 1972, is managed by the U.S. Forest Service, and includes the Sawtooth, Hemingway–Boulders, and Cecil D. Andrus–White Clouds wilderness areas. Activities within the 730,864-acre (2,957.70 km2) recreation area include hiking, backpacking, White water rafting, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing, and hunting.

Albion Mountains mountain range in the US state of Idaho

The Albion Mountains are a mountain range in the U.S. states of Idaho (~99%) and Utah (~1%), spanning Cassia County, Idaho and barely reaching into Box Elder County, Utah. The highest point in the range is Cache Peak at 10,339 feet (3,151 m), and the range is a part of the Great Basin Divide and the Basin and Range Province. Most of the mountains are part of the Albion Division of the Minidoka Ranger District of Sawtooth National Forest.

Cache Peak (Idaho)

Cache Peak, at 10,339 feet (3,151 m) above sea level, is the highest peak in the Albion Mountains of Cassia County in Southern Idaho. Cache Peak is located in the central part of the range southeast of Oakley and north of Almo in the Albion Division of the Minidoka Ranger District of Sawtooth National Forest.

Black Pine Mountains High Point

Black Pine Mountains High Point, at 9,289 feet (2,831 m) above sea level is the highest peak in the Black Pine Mountains of Cassia County in southern Idaho. The high point is sometimes referred to as "Black Peak" because of a benchmark on the peak that reads "Black".

Sublett Range High Point

Sublett Range High Point, at 7,492 feet (2,284 m) above sea level is the highest peak in the Sublett Range of Power County in southern Idaho. Sublett Range High Point is located in the east-central part of the range north of Snowville, Utah, and east of Malta, Idaho, and south of American Falls, Idaho in the Sublett Division of the Minidoka Ranger District of Sawtooth National Forest.

Mount Harrison (Idaho)

Mount Harrison, at 9,265 feet (2,824 m) is a peak in the northern Albion Mountains of Cassia County in southern Idaho. Mount Harrison is located in north of Cache Peak, south of Burley, northeast of Oakley, and west of Malta in the Albion Division of the Minidoka Ranger District of Sawtooth National Forest. Mount Harrison is in the watershed of tributaries of the Snake River, which itself is a tributary of the Columbia River. The peak can be reached via a paved road that runs all the way to its summit. Lake Cleveland is located in the basin north of the peak, and a small unnamed lake is located in the basin southeast of the peak.

The Independence Lakes are a chain of four alpine glacial lakes in Cassia County, Idaho, United States, located in the Albion Mountains in Sawtooth National Forest. The lakes are located in the basin north of Cache Peak and east of Mount Independence in the upper portion of the Green Creek watershed. The lakes have not been individually named, and trail 805 leads to the lakes. The closest trailhead is the Independence Lakes trailhead at the end of forest road 728.

Goat Mountain (Blaine County, Idaho)

Goat Mountain, at 11,913 feet (3,631 m) above sea level is the second highest peak in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho. The peak is located on the border of Sawtooth and Salmon-Challis National Forests as well as Blaine and Custer counties. It is the 16th highest peak in Idaho and less than 2 mi (3.2 km) north-northwest of Hyndman Peak.

Mount Independence (Idaho)

Mount Independence, at 9,950 feet (3,030 m) above sea level is the second highest peak in the Albion Mountains of Idaho. The peak is located in Sawtooth National Forest and Cassia County. It is located about 1 mi (1.6 km) northwest of Cache Peak. The Independence Lakes are located in the basin to the east of the peak. Mount Independence supports one of the three populations of Cymopterus davisii, a plant that is endemic to the Albion Mountains. The Mount Independence population is considered a single population with Cache Peak.

Graham Peak (Idaho)

Graham Peak, at 8,867 feet (2,703 m) above sea level is the fourth highest peak in the Albion Mountains of Idaho. The peak is located in the City of Rocks National Reserve and Cassia County less than 0.2 mi (0.32 km) south of the Sawtooth National Forest border. It is located 5.13 mi (8.26 km) south-southwest of Cache Peak. Forest road 707 leads directly to the summit. The peak contains the smallest of the three known populations of Cymopterus davisii, estimated at 500–1000 individuals.

Smoky Mountain (Idaho)

Smoky Mountain, at 7,579 feet (2,310 m) above sea level is a peak in the Albion Mountains of Idaho. The peak is located in Cassia County about 0.35 mi (0.56 km) east of the border of City of Rocks National Reserve on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. It is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) north of the Nevada border.

Bear Peak (Blaine County, Idaho)

Bear Peak, at 9,525 feet (2,903 m) above sea level is a peak in the Smoky Mountains of Idaho. The peak is located in Sawtooth National Forest in Blaine County. It is located about 4.6 mi (7.4 km) east of Baker Peak. No roads or trails go to the summit.

Dollarhide Mountain

Dollarhide Mountain, at 9,301 feet (2,835 m) above sea level is a peak in the Smoky Mountains of Idaho. The peak is located in Sawtooth National Forest on the border of Blaine and Camas counties. It is located about 4.2 mi (6.8 km) south of Baker Peak. Forest road 227 travels near the peak over a road pass known as Dollarhide Summit. No roads or trails go to the summit.

Skillern Peak

Skillern Peak, at 8,878 feet (2,706 m) above sea level is a peak in the Smoky Mountains of Idaho. The peak is located in Sawtooth National Forest in Camas County. It is located in the watershed of Big Smoky Creek, a tributary of the South Fork of the Boise River. It is about 4.5 mi (7.2 km) northwest of Big Peak and 3.9 mi (6.3 km) southeast of Paradise Peak. No roads or trails go to the summit, although a trail is on the side of the mountain.

Mahoney Butte

Mahoney Butte, at 7,904 feet (2,409 m) above sea level is a peak in the Smoky Mountains of Idaho. The peak is located in Sawtooth National Forest in Blaine County. It is located in the watershed of Greenhorn Creek, a tributary of the Big Wood River. It is about 4.6 mi (7.4 km) southwest of Bald Mountain. No roads or trails go to the summit, although the peak is most easily accessed from trails at the end of road 117.

Moolack Mountain (Idaho)

Moolack Mountain, also sometimes referred to as Baron Peak North, at 10,330 feet (3,150 m) above sea level is a peak in the Sawtooth Range of Idaho. The peak is located in the Sawtooth Wilderness of Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Boise County. The peak is located 1.3 mi (2.1 km) west of Mount Limbert, its line parent, and 0.5 mi (0.80 km) northwest of Baron Peak.

El Capitan (Idaho)

El Capitan is a mountain in the western United States, in the Sawtooth Range of central Idaho. Located in the Sawtooth Wilderness of Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Blaine County, it is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) south-southeast of Peak 10,052, its line parent.

Lookout Mountain (Idaho)

Lookout Mountain at 9,954 feet (3,034 m) above sea level is a peak in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. The peak is located in Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Custer County 4.72 mi (7.60 km) from Blackmon Peak, its line parent. A maintained trail goes to the summit where an old U.S. Forest Service fire lookout is located. The lookout was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and was recently refurbished.

White Cloud Peak 7

White Cloud Peak 7, also known as WCP 7, at 10,777 feet (3,285 m) above sea level is an unofficially named peak in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. The peak is located in Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Custer County 1.56 mi (2.51 km) north-northwest of White Cloud Peak 9, its line parent.

References

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