Peak 10260 (Far East Peak) by Judi Steciak

Elevation: 10,260 ft
Prominence: 480

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This peak is not in the book. Published October 2023

Far East Peak (a.k.a. Slide Peak) is located due east of Meridian Peak. We combined this summit with an ascent of its neighbor Peak 10217 (Meridian Peak East), which is located less than a mile to the northeast. This traverse makes for a pleasant ridge walk between peaks. USGS Meridian Peak

The southwest ridge of Far East Peak from Meridian Peak East. Judi Steciak Photo


Drive about 9.0 miles up North Fork Big Lost River Road [B) (2) FS-128 on Page 242]. Turn north onto the short spur road that heads up Slide Canyon and park at the end of the road.

From the end of the road, cross Slide Creek and walk up its east side. Stay close to the edge and you should spot the waterfalls that gives the creek its name.  Soon you will intersect an abandoned road that ends near the fork at 7,870 feet.  Cross the creek and head up the nose between the forks.  Continue up on intermittent game trails into a burn area until you can traverse west more-or-less horizontally to the saddle between the peaks. The footing is generally good everywhere on this hike.

West Ridge, Class 2

The west ridge of Far East Peak has obvious bypasses for a few rock outcroppings and can be climbed without much difficulty.


Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Boulder Mountains

Longitude: -114.2955   Latitude: 43.9510

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