Hyndman Peak Climber's Log

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IdahoDaisy - Aug 13, 2019 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2019

First Solo 12er  Sucess!

Nice climb for my first solo 12er. Saw a black bear along the creek in the morning. A little over 7 hours car to car. My 4th 12er.


LazyJSkwires - Nov 3, 2018 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

Camped out  Sucess!

Camped out at the trailhead following a successful climb of Kane Peak. I hurt my knee a bit so I was worried I wouldn't be able to make it but I walked it off and it didn't bother me anymore.


JuicyJ - Jun 3, 2018 7:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2018

Beautiful Summit   Sucess!

Beautiful and clear climb up. Started from the trailhead at 7am and topped out almost exactly 5 hours later around noon.

I actually mountain biked in for the first easy 2.5 miles and stashed my bike at the base of the sagebrush covered hill. I would highly recommend doing this - it makes the last 2.5 miles back to the trailhead an absolute thrill and, at 13 miles roundtrip, you'll be happy for an easy finish.

Trails are all clear of debris. Some muddy sections during the first 2.5 miles (walk your bikes around the mud!) No snow until you reach the Hyndman Basin where there is still 2-4 feet.

I would highly recommend an early start until more snow melts - I was post-holing for 2 miserable miles on the way down. Several substantially sized wet slides spotted on north facing slopes.


wyatt_meyers - Oct 24, 2017 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2016

start of 2 12k's in 24hrs  Sucess!

So many wildflowers! Beautiful peak! Borah tomorrow.


cjrandall - Jul 31, 2017 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2017

Tough climb, AMAZING view!  Sucess!

Camped two nights in Hyndman Basin at "Sundance" Lake, which seemed a little cheeky as it has no name on the topo. But, it gave my daughter and I the chance to really take our time getting up and down, despite the fact that the mosquitos devoured us.

I was wholly unprepared for the majestic beauty to be had from this summit. Never hiked in the Pioneers before this, but I'll definitely be back. Would love to hike Cobb Peak, what a amazing hulking mass of a mountain!

Could easily pick out dozens of lakes and other peaks from the airy summit.

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Jul 9, 2017 11:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2017

Standard Route  Sucess!

Did this as a super easy and fun overnighter. Beautiful area!


TheWolfIsLoose - Oct 30, 2015 10:41 pm

Pioneers Cherry Popper

We didn't make the summit. We stopped about 300 or so feet short of the summit, as thunder/hail storms were rolling in. Still, I was super impressed with the Pioneers and the beauty/solitude they provided.


elcy79.gp - Oct 20, 2015 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014

Hyndman#4  Sucess!

My 4th 12ker and my daughter's 1st. We hiked the 6 miles to the small lake just below the base for an early morning start. Weather was a little iffy early but cleared up later that morning.

Was my 3rd attempt. Motto: Just REDO it!


aaronjames - Oct 17, 2015 11:37 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2015

Indian summer  Sucess!

Perfect snow free October summit with bright yellow aspens and blue skies. Round trip was about 12.5 miles, and it took us 6 hour up, and 4 down. Great hike, I'd do it again!


live4hills - Sep 1, 2015 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014

First 12er with my daughter  Sucess!

The most perfect of days. Fall crisp but no snow! My daughter didn't want me to go alone so she decided to go along. It was the most fun I've had with her. She got to the summit (along with our dog Dexter) and said when do we do the other 8? Love this hike.


derekperc - Jan 22, 2015 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2014

first Idaho 12er

biked as much as we could of the long approach. The final push up the ridge is a fun ascent. Hauling back to the car on an easy downhill was fun too!


scgrant - Aug 27, 2014 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014

Hyndman Peak  Sucess!

We camped at the trailhead and got an early start for this one. This was an unbelievably beautiful hike the entire way. The views from the summit were awesome. With this I have 3 of the 9 Idaho 12er's.


idahomtnhigh - Jul 28, 2014 10:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2014

Standard Route  Sucess!

Finally made it! Not a hard mountain, just couldn't get it done the first two times we tried. Great day with light winds and clear skies.


smithdc27 - Feb 23, 2014 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

Fun times  Sucess!

camped at tree line the night before. had a long hard day


SummitSlayers - Sep 7, 2013 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2013

Smokey Skies  Sucess!

Camped at lake 10241. Smokey but beautiful. My second climb on Hyndman, And second summit also so I climbed up in a tu-tu for the occasion. first climb was Oct 1st 2006 on a beautiful clear day.


kevinhansen - Aug 9, 2013 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2006

Frost Nip in Leather Boots   Sucess!

I think Brendon made a trip report for this trip. I remember it was cold! I got Frost Nip on my big toe. I lost about a postage stamp size chunk of skin and the toe nail. The nice folks down at the ski yurt gave us some warm soup, and I was able to rally and get back to the car. Since then I've bought a reliable freezer thermometer and some Scarpa Phantom Guide 6,000 boots and I've never had cold feet since. I'm looking at East Face options. I think there could be a line up the North Face too.

Sawtooth Scott

Sawtooth Scott - Jun 30, 2013 1:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012

Best view in the Pioneers  Sucess!

Rick, Wan and I had the mountain to ourselves, likely because the fires in the area were making many think twice about dealing with the smoke that blanked the region. We climbed smoke-free and enjoyed the experience. The wildflowers in the upper basin near where we camped were spectacular.


Tonka - Sep 23, 2012 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2012

Unexpected climb.   Sucess!

We were in town for a few days and Friday was to be our easy day. We wanted to go into the basin and check out Cobb, scope it out and maybe give it a try but we kept going and once up high in the basin we went for the sadle and well... Was nice because the fall weather was stable (9:30 a.m start) and the sun was still out later (6:30 p.m. finish). Did not see one person the whole day until we were back near the TH. Had a great day except for the rock that fliped into may ankle causing a good cut and bruise.


jrroth - Feb 20, 2012 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2006

Standard Route  Sucess!

Technically easy, really a vigorous hike with a steep scramble over medium to large boulders at end. However, you will need to be fit to do this in one day. Mountain biking the first 2.5-3 miles is the only way in my opinion: much quicker, easier and more fun. The wildflowers, views and a nice cascade in the creek to the right of the trail .5 to 1.0 mile above the small pond at 8700 feet are great. I would repeat this hike/summit.


TimB - Oct 22, 2011 7:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Good hike  Sucess!

Great views all around, just beat the snow by a few weeks. Good hike in, saw mountain goats for the first time.
What's not to like?

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