Peak 8498

Elevation: 8,498 ft
Prominence: 438

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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 decent view from the summit. USGS Wolf Fang Peak

Peak 8498.

Peak 8498


Access this peak from the road that runs between Yellow Pine and Warren: FS-340 [(B)(3.2) on 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 a slight left hand turn at roughly 8,040 feet. There is room to park on the North Side of the road. If you reach the Rattlesnake Mountain trailhead, you have gone too 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 there is a high probability of encountering downed trees on the road. Taking a chainsaw is not a bad 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 vertical feet from the parking spot.

My GPS track for Peak 8498.

My GPS track for Peak 8498.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Central Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 2019

Longitude: -115.47239   Latitude: 45.17539

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