salmon huckleberry wilderness


Devil’s Peak is the highest point in the Salmon-Huckleberry wilderness. The top is graced with a historic fire lookout completely maintained by volunteers and offered on a first-come first-serve basis. We set out from the Cool Creek trailhead which put us immediately on a steep assault up the mountain, climbing 3200 feet in about 4 miles. 

The interior of the lookout itself was pretty rad and kept in pretty good shape although the dirty cots left much to be desired. We met this smiling hiker here and took a small lunch break inside as a spring blizzard blew almost full force outside. A few other hikers wandered in for respite and we shared tea and stories waiting for the storm to pass.