Summiting the 9th tallest mountain in Idaho

On July 6th, 2019 my brother and I set off to summit Hyndman Peak in the Pioneer Mountain range.

I had summited this peak once before back in 2014 but he had come up from Texas to bag a peak.

Hyndman Peak, at an elevation of 12,009 feet (3,660 m) above sea level, is the ninth highest peak in Idaho and the highest point in the Pioneer Mountains, Sawtooth National Forest, and Blaine County. Hyndman Peak is located on the border of Custer and Blaine counties. Just 20 miles from our home in Hailey, Idaho.The mountain was named after Major William Hyndman, an early settler, and businessperson in the local mining industry. The first recorded ascent of Hyndman Peak was made in 1889 by W. T. Griswold and E. T. Perkins.The primary route to the summit is class 2, which along with its proximity to Sun Valley makes it a popular destination.The trailhead to hike to Hyndman Peak is located at the end of Sawtooth National Forest road 203 along Hyndman Creek. The main trail is approximately six miles one way from the trailhead and traverses through Hyndman Basin, which is bordered by Hyndman, Old Hyndman, and Cobb Peaks. The route follows an unmaintained trail and ascends the Hyndman-Old Hyndman saddle before reaching the summit.


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Ben Figueiredo

I make a living as a filmmaker & Website Designer, Telling Stories, creating content for businesses, entrepreneurs and even couples getting married. As a Five on the Enneagram, I love learning. Absorbing as much knowledge I can. I am into Biohacking, holistic wellness, and Rewilding so that I can be the best version of me to enjoy life with my family connecting with nature, our community, and God.

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