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Ascent of Hyndman Peak on 2008-08-31

Climber: Caleb Morris

Date:Sunday, August 31, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hyndman Peak
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:12009 ft / 3660 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was my first Idaho ascent, and is highly recommended for beginners in Idaho peakbagging. You get to pick off a 12'er with a nice easy 2nd-3rd class route that has some of the most amazing views you can find anywhere. The route is gorgeous the whole way up, start along a nice creek, then around the base of craggy Cobb Peak, eventually moving into a glacial basin where the scrambling starts between Hyndman and Old Hyndman Peaks.

My buddy and I intended to do Borah and Diamond the following 2 days but a snowstorm blew in while we were attempting Borah and chased us back to Oregon. I would go on to complete borah in 2009 and diamond in 2012. The appeal of these three peaks for me was that these are the 3 range highpoints in Idaho over 12000 feet, and geographically the ranges appear one after another on the map.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5000 ft / 1524 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5000 ft / 1524 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Start Trailhead:7009 ft / 2136 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km



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