Andys Hump

Elevation: 6,540 ft
Prominence: 280

This peak is not in the book. Published February 2020


This peak is located on Coolwater Ridge, west of Coolwater Mountain. It is named after Andy Hjort, a government trapper and a deputy game warden in the early 1900s. He worked traplines in the area that became the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Hjort also stocked many of the wilderness lakes with fish in the high mountain lakes that were devoid of native fish populations. In addition to Andys Hump, Hjort Lake in the Selway Crags is named after him. USGS Coolwater Mountain

Andy Hjort was on an old post card with a Boise post mark and date of March 20, 1909. Elmer Montgomery collection, USFS Collection

Andy Hjort was on an old post card with a Boise post mark and date of March 20, 1909.
Elmer Montgomery Collection (USFS Collection)

Access

Coolwater Road/FSR-317: Access Coolwater Road from Selway River Road, about a mile upstream from Lowell and US-12. Narrow and twisty, the road follows Coolwater Ridge. The road is in fair shape for the first 9.0 miles. As it approaches Andys Hump, it breaks out into the open slope and becomes very rocky with some steep pitches. A 4WD is required. At the start, the road looks like a driveway to a private residence, but it is well signed. The first mile of this road passes through private property, so please stay on the road in this area.

South Slopes, Class 2

Coolwater Road/FSR-317 crosses the peak’s South Slopes. Find a parking spot and scramble up the slopes.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Central Clearwater Peaks

Longitude: -115.49069   Latitude: 46.15439

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