Peak 8620 (Hum #4)

Elevation: 8,620 ft
Prominence: 800

Hum #3 viewed from Hum #5. John Platt states: “the highest point (on the right) looks lower but is just farther away.”

This peak is not in the book. Published October 2018


This peak is one of 6 peaks on the impressive East-West ridge line which parallels Lick Creek and the Lick Creek Road. Hum #4 is located between Hum #3 and Hum #5. John Platt and John Fadgen made the first ascent in September 2018. USGS Enos Lake

Hum #4 viewed from Hum #5. John Platt states: “the highest point (on the right) looks lower but is just farther away.”

Hum #4 as viewed from Hum #5. John Platt states: “The highest point (right) looks lower but is just farther away.”

Access

Access this peak from Lick Creek Road [(B)(3) FH-48 Yellow Pine/Lick Creek Road on Page 136]. Park at roughly 5,300 feet. See the GPS track below.

West Ridge, Class 3

See the map below for the Platt/Fadgen Route and read John’s trip report for additional details. Getting to the Hum #3/Hum #4 saddle is likely the crux of the climb. There route covered 4.3 miles with nearly 3,500 feet of elevation gain.

The west ridge of Hum #4. John Platt Photo

The West Ridge of Hum #4. John Platt Photo

John Platt’s GPS track for the Hum #4 first ascent.

John Platt’s GPS track for the first ascent of Hum #4.

Hum Ridge viewed from the southwest. John Platt Photo

Hum Ridge as viewed from the southwest. John Platt Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 2018
  • Season: Summer
  • Route: West Ridge
  • Party: John Platt and John Fadgen

Longitude: -115.86469   Latitude: 45.07659

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