Peak 7620 North by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 7,620 ft
Prominence: 440

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Peak 7620 North as viewed from the rocky, narrow southeast ridge. The summit is dead ahead. Livingston Douglas Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published November 2020


Date of Climb:  October 4, 2020

Peak 7620 North is a summit located on a very narrow ridgeline in the Eastern Websters. This ridgeline runs from ID-34 southeast to Deer Creek. The easiest ascent route is from Deer Creek Road/FSR-156 southwest of Freedom, WY. The hike is mostly on old roads and use trails. This climb is part of a 2-peak adventure that includes Peak 7620 North and its nearby twin (albeit forested) summit, Peak 7620 South. USGS Stump Peak

Peak 7620 North as viewed from the rocky, narrow southeast ridge. The summit is dead ahead. Livingston Douglas Photo

Peak 7620 North as viewed from the rocky, narrow southeast ridge. The summit is dead ahead. Livingston Douglas Photo

Access

From the major intersection at the Mormon Church in the center of Freedom, WY, drive south on a paved county road (unsigned) for 1.4 miles. Turn right/west at an unsigned junction onto a good gravel/dirt road. This road becomes Deer Creek Road/FSR-156. Reset your odometer at this junction. At 1.5 miles, reach the Caribou National Forest boundary at a cattle guard. At 4.5 miles, reach a signed junction at a hairpin turn in the road. FSR-268 goes right/north from here. Park at this junction (6,991 feet).

Southwest Face/Southeast Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From the junction of FSR-156 and FSR-268, hike north up FSR-268 (a rugged 4WD road bested suited for ATVs and MCs) for ½ mile to a grassy saddle (7,180 feet) with multiple old trails but no trail signs. From the saddle, hike right/northeast up a use trail (that comes and goes) up to the narrow southeast ridge. Follow a decent use trail on the ridge crest (or near it) all the way to the rocky summit. The summit has no cairn but is in open terrain and offers splendid views. Return to the grassy saddle at 7,180 feet. This is the connecting saddle with Peak 7620 South. It concludes the first leg of today’s 2-peak journey. Peak 7620 South is next.

The rocky summit of Peak 7620 North, looking northwest. Livingston Douglas Photo

The rocky summit of Peak 7620 North, looking northwest. Livingston Douglas Photo

The rocky summit of Peak 7620 North, looking southeast on a smoke-hazy Sunday morning. Livingston Douglas Photo

The rocky summit of Peak 7620 North, looking southeast on a smoke-hazy Sunday morning. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Peale Mountains

Longitude: -111.12819   Latitude: 42.96129

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