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Lake Peak
Lake Peak
Summit Elevation 10,718'
Summit Location 40.5410° / -111.6839°
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Lake Peak (read about the name) is located on the western side of upper White Pine Fork. It is a beautiful mountain with fantastic views and an awesome descent down Lake Chute.

Getting to Lake Peak

Lake Peak from White Pine
Trailhead White Pine trailhead
Ascent Vertical 3,000'
Skinning Distance 3.5 miles

There are a couple of ways to get to the summit of Lake Peak. Begin by following the directions into White Pine Fork from the White Pine trailhead.

One option is to skin to White Pine Lake and then boot up Lake Chute. This option is more appropriate in the spring when the snow is firm. If you do choose to boot, put your booter to the side and don't ascend if doing so will prevent others from descending.

The other options involve ascending Boulder Basin via the route of least resistance. You can go on either side of the Spire to get to Boulder Basin (probably based on the existing skin tracks). The more challenging route is to go up the northeast couloir (lookers left in the above photo). The more practical route is to work your way to the northwest ridge and follow it to the summit (the dotted line in the photo).

About the Name

It is ironic that this is sometimes called No Name Peak, because in fact it has four names: Lake Peak, Lightning Peak, No Name Peak, and Thunder Mountain.

The most popular names are Lake Peak and No Name Peak (which should not be confused with No Name Baldy which is near the Pfeifferhorn). The name Lake Peak is unquestionably the most popular name.

The name Thunder Mountain has only been on the USGS map since 1998 and is extremely questionable (there is already a Thunder Mountain, with North and South peaks, in Little Cottonwood Canyon).