This is a real Idaho gem. One of my favorites.
3 of my friends and I climbed it. We camped at one of the lower lake for fun and climbed the next day. We reached the summit pretty quick and were back to our cars to meet Dean from summitpost. He was a great guy, way to go Dean!
The normal route up Hyndman offers as much scenery on the 6-mile approach as it does on the summit. It has creeks, lakes, wildflowers (depending on season), and a great view of Cobb. I recommend going when the wildflowers are in full bloom. Eight LHBCers made it to the top in 2000. I reached the summit alone in July of 2005. Made it up again with two buddies Memorial Day of 2007.
Very scenic area. Quick jaunt in 5 miles and up 5,000 vertical feet. Last 1,000 feet went straight up SE face which seemed slightly harder than the SE ridge used on the way down. Only person to summit this July 4th day that I know of. Great views of rest of Pioneers, White Clouds, Boulder, and Lost Rivers. Fun mountain, will do again.
Great views of Cobb's north side (ice climbs there) on the way up. I got a flat tire after passing Flat Tire Ranch on the way in.
Drove up from Boise, solo-ed the standard walk-up Hyndman and drove back to Boise that evening. It made for a long day! Fall is certainly the best time to be in Idaho's mountains.
See the posts by Dean and takanhase below. Wonderful climb with great scenery. Mike, glad you joined us - it was a pleasure.
A truly fine mountain in a beautiful part of Idaho. The wildflowers were excelllent in the upper basins and this was a very enjoyable day with Bob and Mike (mfox, see his report below). Bob and I went on to do the Camas County highpoint, Pk 10337 the following day and found this peak to be one of the best viewpoints I have been to in Idaho.This hike is a biggie with over 5000 feet of elevation gained and a good 12 miles for the day. Near the top we found a geocache and this is the highest one I've found so far and it a great way to add some interest to a hike. The top 2200 feet is pretty much a rock pile but you can lose elevation quickly if you find the right lines. Awesome views, awesome peak. Well worth the effort.
I climbed this route with summitpost members Dean and rfbolton who I met in the trail head parking lot. Good climb,with a really long aproach that felt like it wasint going to end. Great scenery and great company. This was my third attempt and I finnaly made it. Well worth the effort.
Great summer day for summiting Hyndman Peak! Wildflowers were everywhere from the start of the trail and only got better the higher I went. A few storms moved in around 2 PM but one of the better hikes in Idaho!
Did this on a chilly September day. Good hike with amazing scenery.
One of the most beautiful approaches anywhere, great views in all directions. Late spring trips are the best while the wild flowers are in bloom. Been there three times and plan on going back. Boots with good ankle support advisable, lots of loose rock once you go for the summit.
A beautiful mountain in an outstanding region! I recommend shortening your day greatly by bicycling the first few miles, it sure makes coming down a lot more enjoyable. And once above 11,000 in the boulder hopping of the east ridge, look for the rare Mountain Sorrel plant. Its difficult to find but its leaves taste just like apple, its amazing.
Turned back because of bad weather very near summit (heart breakingly close). It was a good trip anyway.
Great views of Sun Valley, and the Lost River Range. Great mix of climbing variety. Hope to ascend again with snowshoes, more snow, and my skis. Summer ascent would be a great hike/scramble with plenty of great scenery (lakes, other mountains, & wildlife)
Excellent day for climbing - sunny, mild, and few others on the trail. Reached the summit around noon and noticed a group of climbers on the summit of Old Hyndman. Ate a nice lunch and completed the trip in about 8.5 hours. I believe I was the only one to summit that day. Awesome climb!
3 of us climbed the peak from Hyndman - Old Hyndman saddle on a cool, clear fall day. Excellent climb!