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Ascent of Latour Peak on 2019-07-31

Climber: Ken Akerman

Date:Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Latour Peak
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:6408 ft / 1953 m

Ascent Trip Report

There is a long, winding, and dusty drive on a 4WD road to the summit. Beware of logging trucks on the road, as this area is being actively logged. I missed the first turnoff, hit a locked gate, then backtracked and looked for the correct route. I spoke with someone and he told me to continue up the road and to "bear right," which is apparently at N 48° 26.706 W 116° 25.191. The closest I could get to the summit with my vehicle is at about N 48° 25.622 W 116° 21.712. The summit of the peak is at N 48° 26.029 W 116° 21.704.

On this trip, I also ascended Latour Peak-South Ridge Summit, the highest point of Benewah County. I parked my vehicle at N 48° 25.514 W 116° 21.611 and hiked along the ridge to the summit at N 48° 24.830 W 116° 21.935.
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Ken Akerman atop Latour Peak, highest point of Kootenai County, on July 31, 2019 (2019-07-31). Photo by Ken Akerman.
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