Peak 8393 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 8,393 ft
Prominence: 933

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This peak is not in the book. Published December 2020

Peak 8393 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 third of a foursome that includes Peak 8340, Peak 8300, Peak 8393, and Fourth of July Ridge (8,378 feet). Peak 8393 is a striking hump that sits above Chaparral Hollow. It is most easily climbed from FST-260 at Chaparral Hollow. USGS Commissary Ridge

Peak 8393 and its magnificent south ridge (left of center). Livingston Douglas Photo


Same as for Peak 8340. This is the third leg of a four-peak journey that begins on FSR-017.

South Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From the point where FST-260 skirts the 8,020-foot saddle at the base of Peak 8300, follow FST-260 briefly north into Chaparral Hollow. Leave the trail and cross the dry gully in Chaparral Hollow. Scramble steeply north up the forested hillside. Angle right/east to reach the south ridge since it is more open and less brushy than the nearby forest. Climb the south ridge on scree and short scrub to reach the summit. Enjoy the exposure on the right side of the south ridge without getting too close to it on your way up the ridge. The summit of Peak 8393 is gentle and has a small cairn.

Peak 8393 and its gentle southwest face. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit of Peak 8393. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit cairn atop Peak 8393. Livingston Douglas Photo

Southwest Face, Class 2

The Descent

From the summit, descend southwest in easy, open brush then aspen/pine forest to find a hidden saddle at 8,020 feet. This is the connecting saddle with Fourth of July Ridge and concludes the third leg of today’s four-peak adventure. Fourth of July Ridge is up next.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Caribou Range

Longitude: -111.38489   Latitude: 43.30359

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