Elevation: 8,573 ft
This peak is not in the book. Updated October 2018
This peak sits on the main Lick Creek Range crest west of Hum Lake and north of Lick Creek Summit and Foolhen Peak. The peak serves as the anchor for an impressive east-west trending ridge that contains five difficult and ranked summits: Peak 8380 (Hum Peak), Peak 8380 (Ho Peak), Peak 8565 (Hum #3), Peak 8620 (Hum #4) and Peak 8409 (Hum #5). (See the map below.) John Platt and John Fadgen are credit with the first ascents of these five ridge peaks. John Platt’s trip report for Humdinger is linked below.
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.
South Ridge, Class 3–4
Leave the Hum Lake Trail at the pass above Hum Lake and climb the south ridge to the summit. It is roughly a mile with just over 700 feet of elevation gain to the top. You can avoid Class 4 climbing on the ridge crest by dropping down the east side.
USGS Box Lake