Peak 8573 (Humdinger Peak)

Elevation: 8,573 ft
Prominence: 593

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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 has 5 difficult, 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 credited with the first ascents of these 5 ridge summits. John Platt’s trip report for Humdinger Peak is linked below. USGS Box Lake

Humdinger Peak from the vicinity of South Loon Peak. John Platt Photo

Humdinger Peak as viewed from the vicinity of South Loon Mountain. John Platt Photo


Access this peak from just north of Lick Creek Summit. See Page 136 of the book.

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

(c) FST-084, Duck Lake/Loon Lake Trail

(c.1) FST-083/FST-082, Hum Lake/North Fork Lick Creek Trail

South Ridge, Class 34

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 onto the East Side.

The south ridge of Humdinger viewed from the slopes of Foolhen Peak. John Platt Photo

The South Ridge of Humdinger Peak as viewed from the slopes of Foolhen Peak. John Platt Photo

Hum Ridge Peaks.

The Hum Ridge Peaks.

The view east from Humdinger. John Platt Photo

The view east from the summit of Humdinger Peak. John Platt Photo


Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.92219   Latitude: 45.07189

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