Peak 8498

Elevation: 8,498 ft
Prominence: 438

Peak 8498.

This peak is not in the book. Published August 2019


This peak is located between Pilot Peak and Elk Summit. Although this peak is mostly covered by trees there is a fair view from the summit. USGS Wolf Fang Peak

Peak 8498.

Peak 8498.

Access

Access this peak is from the road that runs between Yellow Pine and Warren, FS-340. [(B)(3.2) page 137] FS-341 leaves FS-340 3.5 miles west of Elk Summit and runs to Pilot Peak in 5.1 miles. Follow the road toward Pilot Peak until you reach the a slight left hand turn at roughly 8,040 feet of elevation. There is room for to park on the north side of the road. If you reach the Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead you have gone to far. The road is steep in places but no rougher than FS-340.

Traveling through this area of the Salmon River Mountains requires a high clearance vehicle with good tires at a minimum. These roads traverse burned areas and you should understand that there is a high probability of encountering downed trees on the road. Taking a chain saw is not an unreasonable idea.

West Ridge, Class 2

From the parking spot climb up to the top of the ridge, turn east and follow the ridge through the trees to the summit. The summit is 0.3 miles and just over 200 feet of gain from the parking spot.

My GPS track for Peak 8498.

My GPS track for Peak 8498.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Central Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 2019

Longitude: -115.47239   Latitude: 45.17539

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