Ascent of Coyote Mountain on 2015-10-26

Climber: Ken Jones

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, October 26, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Coyote Mountain
    Elevation:6529 ft / 1990 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used Scott Peavy's trip report and GPS track from this site, and Scott Surgent's web page. Thanks, Scott & Scott!

For the drive, find signed Hayhook Road heading south from highway 86 about 30 yards east of milepost 146 (and just west of a Border Patrol checkpoint). Head south for 1-1/4 miles, bend west for 2 miles, bend south for 2 miles to a cattle guard and 3-way intersection (the middle fork appears to be a ranch driveway). As of my visit, the road was excellent gravel to here. Head west (right) for about 3-1/2 miles, some of which is sandy and/or rutted - high clearance advised, and I used 4WD. The road comes to an end at the fence marking the wilderness boundary (spot elevation 2999 on the topo).

Mr Peavy's track mostly follows the remains of the trail. I found it was usually worthwhile to go back to where I'd last been sure of the trail each time I lost it, and figure out where I'd gone wrong. Good route-finding skills will be put to full use on this hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4130 ft / 1258 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Route:Abandoned trail
    Trailhead:End of road - wilderness boundary  2999 ft / 914 m
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 39 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 54 Minutes

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