Peak 9500 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 9,500 ft
Prominence: 560

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This peak is not in the book. Published November 2023

Peak 9500 is the first ranked summit on the Continental Divide south of Lemhi Pass. While reachable via the CDT on the Continental Divide, both the approach from the north and from the south are very long. The west side of Peak 9500 is the shortest approach and comes up from Yearian Creek. USGS Lemhi Pass

North Access and North Ridge Route, Class 1

From ID-28 at Tendoy, drive up the well-maintained Lewis and Clark Backcountry Byway to Lemhi Pass. From Lemhi Pass, drive south on the ridge road until the road becomes impassable or is closed to motor vehicles. Hike the remaining distance on the ridge road (or on remnants of it) or on the CDT to reach the summit.

South Access and South Ridge Route, Class 1

Please refer to the access for Peak 9180. Climb Peak 9180 then continue northwest then north along the Continental Divide on an old 2-track to reach the summit.

West Access and West Ridge Route, Class 2

From ID-28 at Lemhi, turn right/east onto [signed] Lemhi Road and follow it southeast then south to Yearian Creek Road. Drive east then north up 4WD Yearian Creek Road to about 5,800 feet and park. Leave the road and bushwhack east up onto a jeep road that follows a ridge crest up to 7,500 feet. Leave the jeep road here and follow the ridge east then northeast to find another 2-track road at 8,300 feet. Hike northeast up this road to the summit. If Yearian Creek Road is accessible to the public, this is the shortest route to the top. However, it requires a substantial amount of elevation gain compared to the other two approaches.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Beaverhead Range

Longitude: -113.4578   Latitude: 44.8762

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