Deadman and Nicholia Creeks Professional Review and Guide
"A three- or four-day backpacking trip for experienced hikers in the seldom-visited Italian Peaks proposed wilderness, just 20 miles southwest of Lima. The hike features a huge glacial cirque of Italian Peak, high on the Continental Divide.
The following description starts from Deadman Lake, reached
by four-wheel-drive, but you can also follow the CDT from the Nicholia Creek Trailhead. Few hikers visit this remote, isolated mountain range in the far southwestern corner of the state, but its spectacular alpine scenery is sure to make it more popular in years to come. Deadman Lake, which offers some cutthroat fishing, is a small pond lying in a steep, V-shaped valley."