Ascent of Hayden Peak on 2017-07-08

Climber: Dan Krueger

Others in Party:Kate Wrablik
Date:Saturday, July 8, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Hayden Peak
    Elevation:8403 ft / 2561 m

Ascent Trip Report

Kate and I have been wanting to climb 3 of the highest peaks in the Owyhees for quite a long time. It was 105 degrees in Boise today, so it was a perfect day to go hike at over 8000ft! It was quite warm (mid 80s) but we found some snow patches still lingering above 8000ft. The drive up to Silver City is a long, bumpy, dusty drive, but well worth the effort. We turned left off the main Silver City "road" about 1/2 mile past New York summit and followed the forest service road to the base of War Eagle Mountain. We climbed War Eagle, then Hayden Peak, and finished at Turntable Mountain before heading in to Silver City to look around and have a drink.

Hayden peak is another simple road hike. We parked at the saddle between Hayden and Turntable and hiked the road to the summit. We were the only ones on the mountain until a sheriff drove up in a RZR. We had a nice conversation before heading back down. The views from the summit are incredible, about what you'd expect from a peak with 3000ft of prominence.
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Hayden Peak from War Eagle Mountain (2017-07-08). Photo by Dan Krueger.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:778 ft / 237 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Trailhead:7625 ft / 2324 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dan Krueger
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