Ascent of Hayford Peak on 2015-10-30

Climber: Adam Stoyanac

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, October 30, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Hayford Peak
    Elevation:9912 ft / 3021 m

Ascent Trip Report

I did this summit as an overnight, but it could be done easily enough in one day. The trail begins at the end of Hidden Forest Rd at the mouth of deadman canyon. Accessible via Corn Creek Rd off the US95. The road is graded and the TH can be accessed with a car, but a HCV would be better suited. The first 5 miles of the trail in a slight uphill hike along a well defined trail of crushed rock and gravel and ends at a cabin that can be used. There is a spring at the cabin where you can re-fill your water supplies. Be aware that the spring is not always flowing. It took me about 14 minutes per liter of water. After the cabin the trail becomes less defined and more steep, but is marked rather well with rock cairns. You basically follow a ridge across a couple of hill tops and saddles to the summit which is visible for much of the hike after the cabin. Just look for the summit with the towers and antennas off to your right. The cabin is available for public use if you choose. I planned to use the cabin but decided to camp a mile or so after due to it being used already by a boy scout troop. Overall a fun hike with nice views from the top.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4100 ft / 1249 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4100 ft / 1249 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16 mi / 25.7 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Animal/Pet, Hut Camp, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4100 ft / 1249 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:via Deadman Canyon
    Start Trailhead:TH at Deadman Canyon Hidden Forest Rd  5812 ft / 1771 m
    Time:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4100 ft / 1249 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:via Deadman Canyon
    End Trailhead:TH at Deadman Canyon (Hidden Forest Rd)  5812 ft / 1771 m
    Time:5 Hours 

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