Ascent of Hyndman Peak on 2008-08-31
|Date:||Sunday, August 31, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||12009 ft / 3660 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis 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|
| Gain on way in:||5000 ft / 1524 m|
| Distance:||5.2 mi / 8.4 km|
| Start Trailhead:||7009 ft / 2136 m|
| Distance:||4.8 mi / 7.7 km|
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