Elevation: 8,300 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published December 2020
Peak 8300 is one of several peaks that are near, or on, the Fourth of July Ridge deep in the Caribou Range due west of the north end of Palisades Reservoir. This climb is the second of a foursome that includes Peak 8340, Peak 8300, Peak 8393, and Fourth of July Ridge (8,378 feet). Peak 8300 is a gentle hump that sits above Chaparral Hollow. It is most easily climbed via its southwest face from FST-260. USGS Commissary Ridge
Same as for Peak 8340. This is the second leg of a four-peak journey that begins on FSR-017.
Southwest Face, Class 2
From the junction of FST-262 and FST-260 on Fourth of July Ridge, follow FST-260 as it descends diagonally northward down toward Chaparral Hollow. When the trail skirts the left/west side of a saddle at the base of the southwest face of Peak 8300, leave it and scramble a short distance up onto the 8,020-foot saddle. From the saddle, scramble northeast up open scrub/brush with scattered pines to quickly reach the gentle summit hump of Peak 8300. There was nothing on top so I built a small summit cairn. Descend back down to the 8,020-foot saddle and FST-260. This concludes the second leg of today’s four-peak journey. Peak 8393 is up next.