Ascent of Hayford Peak on 2012-09-29

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Austin Hubbuch
Brett Sapowith
O'Shay B
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 29, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Hayford Peak
    Elevation:9912 ft / 3021 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a fairly straightforward hike up a canyon, then up a ridge. The dirt road after Corn Creek is fairly rough in spots and definitely requires high clearance, probably AWD or better since there are several dips that vehicles must descend into then out of and they are fairly steep.

We parked at the fenced and gated trailhead at the entrance to Deadman Canyon, then hike up it into the Hidden Forest. This is an easy and pleasant hike with gradual gain of elevation. At the vacant cabin, the route heads up the ridge to the left (north) making for the summit. It gets steeper on these slopes, but nothing all that bad. There are use trails heading up. The summit is nothing spectacular, but a better view and photos can be gained by climbing the radio mast installed there.

The hike back followed the same route. Brett struggled a bit during the descent of the steep section on the way down to the cabin, and the group waited for him there. Austin and I did a little running during the last couple miles.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4490 ft / 1367 m
    Elevation Loss:4490 ft / 1367 m
    Distance:15.7 mi / 25.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear day with a few clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4281 ft / 1304 m
    Extra Loss:209 ft / 63 m
    Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Route:Deadman Canyon to Wiregrass Spring and ridge
    Trailhead:End of Hidden Forest Rd  5840 ft / 1780 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 16 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4281 ft / 1304 m
    Extra Gain:209 ft / 63 m
    Distance:7.9 mi / 12.7 km
    Route:Deadman Canyon to Wiregrass Spring and ridge
    Trailhead:End of Hidden Forest Rd  5840 ft / 1780 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 8 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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