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Peak 4872 - Idaho Panhandle NF, ID

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 3.73 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,366 feet
Elevation Gain 514 feet
Accumulated Gain 660 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 7.03
Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Peak
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14  2020-06-29
Huckleberry Mtn and Peak 4872
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Age 42 Female Gender
Location Ahwatukee, AZ
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Preferred Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Seasons   Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun  5:42am - 7:59pm
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by LindaAnn

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From the parking area, head northwest up Huckleberry Mountain Rd. The road is gated but is open to OHV traffic, so weekdays are better for this hike, as it seems to be a popular area. The road will head west, then north as it climbs gently uphill. You can see views of Couer d'Alene below you to the west.

At approx 1 mile, there will be a fiberglass mile marker sign (1) on the left side of the road, and a small trail turning left. Take this trail west, then north as it climbs up the south side of Peak 4872. Continue on this OHV trail for about a third of a mile until you reach an obvious clearing on your left. From here, the OHV trail veers right, but at the north end of the clearing, a faint game/use trail continues north and uphill. Follow this trail uphill as best you can, eventually turning west and up to the summit. It's generally easy off-trail with a few downed trees to climb over, and none of the vegetation seems to have thorns. As you reach the summit, there are some rocks and what looks to be an old fire ring. Views are limited due to the trees. A little walking around gets you glimpses of the valley below.

It's somewhat easier to follow the faint trail back down, and knowing that the road is below you to the east helps too. Once you reach the OHV trail and road, the rest of the hike back to the trailhead is easy.

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Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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2020-06-29 LindaAnn
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From I-90 in Coeur d'Alene, take Exit 15 Sherman Rd/Fernan Lake Rd. Head east on Fernan Lake Rd and take it east until it turns in FS-269/Lost Mines Rd. Continue east on FS-268 up to Fernan Saddle. At the saddle, take a soft left onto FS-612 (just stay on the paved road, all the others at the saddle are dirt) and take FS-612 east 2.25 miles to the large pullout on the north side of the road. It's a large triangle shape and easy to spot. If you reach the intersection with FS-406, you've gone a little too far.
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