One of life's little pleasures is to find new summits to reach. It seems Mother Gaia has been hard at work making new 9000 foot peaks in Idaho's Pioneer Mountains. Of course, they've always been there..... if one would just look. Here's a list (subject to change):
Trail Creek Summit East 9720'+
White Mtn 9623'
Little Boone 9533'
Pot Top 9365'
West Trail Tail 9364'
Iron Mine 9098'
Upper Fisher 9041'
From the limestone summit of 9631' 'Behynd', this 7/8/09 view looks NE, l to r, to Hyndman, Old Hyndman, Cobb. In the middle distance, in Hyndman Basin, pioneer Pioneer photographer Martyn Mallory (1880-1936) made an early wet plate photo of what was then thought to be Idaho's highest peak. Sun Valley Trekking currently has a yurt placed in this most lovely basin.
Hyndside summit, photo by Rick Baugher
'Hyndside' el 9096', another 9'er on the Hyndman Peak quad, showed no sign of prior summit visitation on 7/9/09, although a 1920's era tin container was found a couple of hundred feet below the top. Prospectors certainly traversed these hills. Duncan, Hyndman, and Cobb center the photo.
Indian paintbrush, photo by Rick Baugher
Indian Paintbrush dapples the palette in this view NE to Hyndside, with Cobb on left. This sagebrush peak can be seen from your car along East Fork Road at Hyndman View Rd.