Ascent of Hayford Peak on 2018-04-22

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Kent McFeely -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Anthony Park
German Real
Date:Sunday, April 22, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Hayford Peak
    Elevation:9912 ft / 3021 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road to the trailhead is okay, and mid-high clearance vehicles can make it, but be careful with the tires. I had a flat, even with an off-road tire, though it was well-worn. Also, there were many more other people in the area than I would have guessed- about 6 other vehicles at the trailhead when we arrived, several other parties camped near the cabin, and maybe 20 people (in multiple groups) came up on Sunday (most for just the day).

The hike to the Hidden Forest cabin (which is where the water is, and hence where we camped) was straightforward. The "trail" was braided in several places, but following the canyon up wasn't a problem.

From camp, we hiked up the trail which gained the ridge to the northwest. It was hard to follow in a couple places early on, but got easier to follow after that.

On our way back to camp, we tried the canyon between the peak and the ridge we ascended, and found it far superior.

To break down the stats below,
To/From camp : 5.3 miles each way with 2,080' gain (30' regain)
camp - peak : 2.4 miles with 2172' of gain (120' regain)
peak - camp : 2.4 miles with no gain
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4252 ft / 1295 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4252 ft / 1295 m
    Round-Trip Distance:15.4 mi / 24.8 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4222 ft / 1286 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4072 ft / 1241 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Loss on way in:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Route:Deadman Canyon to Hidden Forest Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Deadman Canyon Trailhead  5840 ft / 1780 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4102 ft / 1250 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4072 ft / 1241 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Gain on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Route:Canyon west of peak to Deadman Canyon
    End Trailhead:Deadman Canyon Trailhead  5840 ft / 1780 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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