Thanks go to my friend Paul Mixon for pointing out a Lost River Range peak completely overlooked. Now, we have a mutual friend in Mineral Claim Hill el 9755' (prom 535').
Not being aware of the peak name Paul had selected, I wanted to call this one 'High Noon'.
View NE from Lost River Valley to mouth of Elbow Canyon. Peak L to R, in reverse time: Sunset 10693', High Noon 9755', Sunrise 10618'. Tellingly, I reached the summit of 9755' exactly at 12 o'clock, high noon.
But, Paul got there first, and his name is a good one.
There are virtually no other mineral claim areas in the Lost River Range, and this has to be the cliffiest 'hill' in the entire US of A!
The Elbow Canyon mineral claims relate to the exposures of relatively pure white quartzite which may have use in the semi conductor industry.
From Paul's summit cairn on Mineral Claim Hill, this view is SE. Peaks: N & S Twin, Red Cone, Jaggle, Ramshorn.
I'll second the motion this was a NSPSV for Paul. Back at the 9220' saddle NNE of summit there were some mid 20th century tins. The way I play the game on most peaks- if the final 300' vertical is free of human artifact, I count it. My backup verification is to squander time on computer sites (like this one) to learn what others have done.
View N to Sunset Peak from summit area Mineral Claim Hill.
In 1914 TM Bannon climbed Sunset Peak, heading E up the 4-5 mile long Mud Lake Canyon from the Pass Creek Ranger Station.
View NE to Sunrise Peak from summit area MCH.
On that peak, built cairn & placed register 11/20/93.
Chuck and Dave Ferguson did the Sunset-Sunrise traverse on 5/15/94.
All photos Sept 11, 2010, an Indian Summer day, one of the best times to be in the mountains.