McDonald Peak, Montana

Prominence: 5640 ft, 1719 m

Elevation: 9820 feet, 2993 meters

True Isolation: 79.41 mi, 127.79 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 9824 ft / 2994 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)47° 22' 57'' N, 113° 55' 9'' W
47.38261, -113.919107 (Dec Deg)
279670 E 5251816 N, Zone 12 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionLake (Highest Point)

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     McDonald Peak at Summits on the Air (Amateur Radio) Trip Report for Lake, MT by Bob Packard Trip Report for Lake, MT by Adam Helman

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Lists that contain McDonald Peak:
     5000 foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #38)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 5000 feet of Prominence (Rank #34)
     5000 foot Prominence CoHPs (Rank #47)
     USA Lower 48 Top 100 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #34)
     5000 foot gain CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #30)
     USA Lower 48 Range4 High Points (Rank #55)
     Top 10 Prominence Grid for U.S. States (Rank #48)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 4000 feet of Prominence (Rank #34)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #31)
     5000 foot gain CoHPs (Rank #37)
     Top 10 Isolation Grid for U.S. States (Rank #76)
     Rocky Mountain Range4 High Points (Rank #32)
     USA/Canada Range4 High Points (Rank #80)
     USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #34)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #191)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #166)
     Western USA Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation (Rank #37)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #178)
     U.S. Indian Reservation High Points over 8000 feet (Rank #12)
     Ultras of North America (Rank #197)
(Peak is on over 20 lists; Not all shown here.)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Peakbagging Montana (Jones)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 62
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 58)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1982 by Steve Sheriff
     2006-07-02 by Bob Bolton
     2008-07-12 by Adam Helman
     2011-07-12 by Petter Bjørstad
     2011-07-12 by Dennis Poulin (GPS Track)
     2013-07-12 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2013-07-12 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2015-06-20 by Adam Walker
     2015-07-07 by John Bardsley (GPS Track)
     2015-07-09 by Hal Watrous
     2016-06-26 by Lou Hibbard
     2016-07-05 by Sam Grant (GPS Track)
     2017-07-11 by Dustin Erickson
     2019-06-30 by Renee Ernster (Unsuccessful)
     2019-06-30 by Connor McEntee (GPS Track)
     2019-07-05 by Ted Ehrlich
     2019-07-06 by Gary Neben
     2019-07-12 by Adam Drobish
     2019-07-13 by Sean Casserly
     2021-07-11 by Grog Supervolcano (GPS Track)
     2021-07-11 by Ben Baumann

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Looking southeast toward Seeley Lake from McDonald Peak (2014-10-04). Photo by Duncan Lennon.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 5640 ft/1719 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 5660 ft/1725 m
  Line Parent: Mount Evans
  Key Col: 4180 ft/1274 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 79.41 mi/127.79 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 48.513105, -113.61064
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Stimson  (N)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Central Montana Rocky Mountains
Range4: Northwest Montana Ranges (Highest Point)
Range5: Mission Range (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsPend Oreille
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Flathead Indian Reservation (Highest Point)
Wilderness/Special Area: Mission Mountains TWA (Highest Point)
Topo MapMount Harding O47113d8 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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McDonald Peak looms over Cliff Lake, from atop the boundary saddle (2021-07-10). Photo by Grog Supervolcano.
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Climbing steep snow on the south slope of McDonald Peak (2021-07-01).
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NW face McDonald Peak (2022-01-23). Photo by Derek Milner.
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