Elevation: 8,753 ft
This peak is not in the book. Livingston Douglas added a photo which shows the peak from a different perspective. Updated November 2022
Ohio Benchmark, locally known as Mindbender, is located north-northeast of Hailey on a ridge line that divides Ohio Gulch and East Fork Wood River. It is a large peak with an exceptional view of the Hyndman Peak section of the Pioneer Mountains crest. USGS Baugh Creek SW
From ID-75 at the north end of Hailey, turn east onto East Myrtle Street. Follow this street for five block or 0.5 miles, turn left onto Buttercup Road. Follow Buttercup Road north for 1.4 miles and turn right onto Indian Creek Road. Indian Creek Road is paved. Follow it northeast up the drainage. At 3.0 miles the paved road swings right and a dirt road continues straight. Follow the dirt road past a couple of houses and onto public land. The road eventually leads to the summit in 9.46 miles from the it’s start it’s junction with Buttercup Road. The upper reaches of the road are steep, rutted in places and cross long stretches of talus. A 4WD is required.
Southeast Ridge, Class 1
Although you can drive to the summit parking on the ridge below Peak 8063 will allow you two stretch your legs and climb Ohio Benchmark and it’s two neighbors: Peak 8345 and Peak 8063. From the parking spot below Peak 8063 follow the 4WD road to the summit of Ohio Benchmark. This hike will cover 1.4 miles and gain 1,025 feet of elevation.