Ascent of Hayford Peak on 2016-09-06

Climber: Mho Al-Karawi

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hayford Peak
    Elevation:9912 ft / 3021 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is my fourth attempt at this peak. The first time I got lost after the cabin, the second I was not prepared for the snow, the third I did not check the weather and storm rolled in so I had to turn back a mile from the peak.

The road to the TH is very rocky. A regular passenger vehicle can make it, but I would be very careful attempting to do that. It took me about 2 hours to cross the 14 miles from the paved turn off to the TH with a high clearance vehicle.

I used Rob Woodall's track! I can safety say that I would not have made it to the summit without the pre-loaded way point. I still got lost once though which was quite scary as the sun was coming down. I did not sleep the night before and had one hour of sleep when I reached the cabin. There was water, but it was quite slow dripping, however there was an ungodly amount of flies near the water. Make sure to bring a bug repellent. I spent the night at the cabin then departed early morning. It was a very nice night with no bugs and the temperature dropped to around 45 degrees.

The hike is quite easy to the cabin, however the last mile is very steep. The last two miles felt twice as difficult as the first five miles! I was very happy to reach the summit as this was the fourth attempt!

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4066 ft / 1239 m
    Round-Trip Distance:15 mi / 24.1 km
    Trailhead:5846 ft / 1781 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 42 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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