A quick hike in the Danskin Mountains of southwestern Idaho is highlighted in this story. On March 26, 2017, I hiked to the top of the self-named Peak 4800. It turned out to be a 2.65 mile, 1,049 foot elevation gain/loss trek on a gray, windy Sunday afternoon. The trailhead is in Elmore County approximately 41 miles southeast of Boise, Idaho.
|Click to see a bigger version of the Peak 4800 panoramic photograph|
The Hike Details
- Total "on-the-mountain" time": 2:23 hours with about 30 minutes sitting on the peak itself.
- Elevation gain/loss: 1,049 feet
- Trailhead: near 43.251183, -115.635049
- Peak: near 43.266425, -115.6300167
- The drive: There are about 6 miles of dirt/gravel road to the trailhead. The Immigrant Road section can get rutted and muddy but passable for most any vehicle. See the included map below.
Video From The Summit of Peak 4800
My ThoughtsI hiked a nearby peak just four days prior so the terrain and views were similar. This is ranching country and cow patties remain the dominate ground cover annoyance during the hike on these fully public BLM lands.
The route from the trailhead to the peak is a healthy 15%. The slope from the peak down to Long Tom Creek, if I was crazy enough to ever try it would be closer to 'CLIFF' than a grade. But that grade certainly made the view down into the canyon quite dramatic.
Click On Map and Zoom In To See the Track
Link to more photographs from this hike: https://goo.gl/photos/MUDhPrWrVe5XZYk97
Originally published on March 29, 2017
Tim Bondy Freelance
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