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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Albion Mountains

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.

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.

Mount Independence (Idaho)

Mount Independence 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. Mount Independence is 9,950 feet (3,030 m) above sea level.

Graham Peak (Idaho)

Graham Peak is the fourth highest peak in the Albion Mountains of Idaho, at 8,867 feet (2,703 m) above sea level. 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.

Mickeys Spire

Mickey's Spire, at 10,680 feet (3,260 m) above sea level is the fourth highest peak in the Sawtooth Range of Idaho. The peak is located in the Sawtooth Wilderness of Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Custer County. The peak is located 0.24 mi (0.39 km) south-southwest of Thompson Peak, its line parent. It is the 206th highest peak in Idaho.

Snowyside Peak

Snowyside Peak, at 10,651 feet (3,246 m) above sea level, is the fifth-highest peak in the Sawtooth Range of the U.S. state of Idaho. The peak is located in the Sawtooth Wilderness of Sawtooth National Recreation Area at the intersection of Blaine, Custer County, and Elmore counties. It is the highest point in Elmore County. The peak is located 5.1 miles (8.2 km) south of Mount Cramer, its line parent. It is the 217th-highest peak in Idaho.

Mount Carter (Idaho)

Mount Carter, at 10,590 feet (3,230 m) above sea level is the seventh highest peak in the Sawtooth Range of Idaho. The peak is located in the Sawtooth Wilderness of Sawtooth National Recreation Area on the border of Boise and Custer counties. The peak is located 0.32 mi (0.51 km) northwest of Mickey's Spire, its line parent, and 0.43 mi (0.69 km) west of Thompson Peak, the highest point in the range.

Mount Limbert

Mount Limbert, at 10,385 feet (3,165 m) above sea level is the 12th highest peak in the Sawtooth Range of Idaho. The peak is located in the Sawtooth Wilderness of Sawtooth National Recreation Area on the border of Boise and Custer counties. The peak is located 0.54 mi (0.87 km) southwest of Mount Carter, its line parent.

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.

Baron Peak

Baron Peak, at 10,297 feet (3,139 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 on the border of Boise and Custer counties. The peak is located 0.5 mi (0.80 km) southeast of Moolack Mountain, its line parent.

Elk Peak (Idaho)

Elk Peak, at 10,582 feet (3,225 m) above sea level, is the eighth-highest peak in the Sawtooth Range of the U.S. state of Idaho. The peak is located in the Sawtooth Wilderness of Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Boise and Custer counties. The peak is located 2.88 mi (4.63 km) west-northwest of Mount Cramer, its line parent. It is the 240th-highest peak in Idaho and 0.5 mi (0.80 km) south-southeast of Reward Peak.

Horstmann Peak

Horstmann Peak, at 10,475 feet (3,193 m) above sea level is the 11th highest peak in the Sawtooth Range of Idaho. The peak is located in the Sawtooth Wilderness of Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Custer County. The peak is located 1.85 mi (2.98 km) south-southeast of Mickey's Spire, its line parent. It is also 2.0 mi (3.2 km) south of Thompson Peak and 1.35 mi (2.17 km) north of Braxon Peak.

Sevy Peak

Sevy Peak, at 10,480 feet (3,190 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 Custer County. The peak is located 0.39 mi (0.63 km) north-northeast of Dave's Peak, its line parent. It is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) south of Decker Peak.

Braxon Peak

Braxon Peak, at 10,353 feet (3,156 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 on the border of Boise and Custer counties. The peak is located 1.36 mi (2.19 km) south of Mount Cramer, its line parent. It is also about 1.2 mi (1.9 km) south-southwest of Mount Heyburn. Braxon Lake is just southwest of the peak.

Packrat Peak

Packrat Peak, at 10,240 feet (3,120 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 on the border of Boise and Custer counties. The peak is located 2.38 mi (3.83 km) north of Elk Peak, its line parent. Warbonnet and Little Warbonnet lakes are in the basin north of the peak.

Mount Iowa

Mount Iowa, at 10,327 feet (3,148 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 Custer County. The peak is located 0.65 mi (1.05 km) south-southeast of Horstmann Peak, its line parent. It is about 0.7 mi (1.1 km) north of Braxon Peak and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) west of Mount Heyburn.

Daves Peak

Dave's Peak, at 10,579 feet (3,224 m) above sea level is an unofficially named peak that is the ninth highest peak in the Sawtooth Range of Idaho. The peak is located in the Sawtooth Wilderness of Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Custer County. The peak is located 0.65 mi (1.05 km) northeast of Mount Cramer, its line parent. Profile and Lucille lakes are southeast of the peak, while Upper, Middle, and Lower Cramer lakes are northwest of the peak. Dave's Peak is south-southwest of Sevy Peak.

Merritt Peak (Idaho)

Merritt Peak, at 10,312 feet (3,143 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 Custer County. The peak is located 1.08 mi (1.74 km) northwest of Williams Peak, its line parent. It is south-southwest of Goat Lake

References

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