Ascent of Coyote Mountain on 2015-10-26
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, October 26, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||6529 ft / 1990 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI used Scott Peavy's trip report and GPS track from this site, and Scott Surgent's web page. Thanks, Scott & Scott!
For the drive, find signed Hayhook Road heading south from highway 86 about 30 yards east of milepost 146 (and just west of a Border Patrol checkpoint). Head south for 1-1/4 miles, bend west for 2 miles, bend south for 2 miles to a cattle guard and 3-way intersection (the middle fork appears to be a ranch driveway). As of my visit, the road was excellent gravel to here. Head west (right) for about 3-1/2 miles, some of which is sandy and/or rutted - high clearance advised, and I used 4WD. The road comes to an end at the fence marking the wilderness boundary (spot elevation 2999 on the topo).
Mr Peavy's track mostly follows the remains of the trail. I found it was usually worthwhile to go back to where I'd last been sure of the trail each time I lost it, and figure out where I'd gone wrong. Good route-finding skills will be put to full use on this hike.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4130 ft / 1258 m|
| Extra Gain:||300 ft / 91 m|
| Route:||Abandoned trail|
| Trailhead:||End of road - wilderness boundary 2999 ft / 914 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 39 Minutes|
| Time:||5 Hours 54 Minutes|
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