Peak 8380 (Hum Peak)

Elevation: 8,380 ft
Prominence: 440

This peak is not in the book. Updated October 2018


An impressive east-west ridge line parallels Lick Creek and the Lick Creek Road. The ridge contains six peaks with 300+ feet of prominence and sufficient exposed granite to challenge the most ambitious mountaineers. The west end of the ridge is anchored by Humdinger Peak and the west end by Peak 8409 (Hum #5). In between are, from west to east, summits: Peak 8380 (Hum Peak), Peak 8380 (Ho Peak), Peak 8565 (Hum #3), Peak 8620 (Hum #4). John Platt and John Fadgen climbed four of the six peaks in August 2015 in one long, difficult day. See their trip reports are linked below. USGS Box Lake

Peak 8380 from Humdinger Peak. John Platt Photo

Peak 8380 from Humdinger Peak. John Platt Photo

Hum Ridge Peaks.

Hum Ridge Peaks.

Access

Access this peak from just north of Lick Creek Summit. See page 136.

(B)(3) FH-48 Yellow Pine/Lick Creek Road

(C) FST-084, Duck Lake Trail

(c.1) FST-Hum Lake/North Fork Lick Creek Trail.

West Ridge, Class 34

Platt and Fadgen climbed the peak by traversing from Humdinger. Descend Humdinger’s east ridge and then climb up the west ridge. There is impressive exposure on the north side of the ridge and plenty of boulders to work around on the ridge.

The GPS track for John Platt and John Fadgen’s 2015 traverse of four of the six Hum Ridge peaks. Their route covered 15 miles with 4,700 of gain and even more elevation loss.

The GPS track for John Platt and John Fadgen’s 2015 traverse of four of the six Hum Ridge peaks. Their route covered 15 miles with 4,700 of gain and even more elevation loss.

John Fadgen on the summit of Hum Peak. John Platt Photo

John Fadgen on the summit of Hum Peak. John Platt Photo

 

 

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 2015
  • Season: Summer
  • Route: East Ridge
  • Party: John Platt and John Fadgen

Longitude: -115.89389   Latitude: 45.07789

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