Elevation: 10,292 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Paymaster Peak is located on a subsidiary ridge that leaves the main Pioneer Mountains Crest at Big Basin Peak. The ridge divides Hyndman Creek and the East Fork Hyndman Creek. It has 4 ranked summits. Three of these peaks, McIntyre, Jacqueline and Paymaster, exceed 10,000 feet. The peak offers a great view of the main Pioneer Mountains Crest (see photos below). USGS Hyndman Peak
Climb this peak from the East Fork Big Wood River Road [(B)(1) on Page 258]. Follow the road for roughly 1.4 miles past the Federal Gulch Campground and park at the base of Paymaster Gulch.
Paymaster Gulch, Class 2
Follow an old two-track road up the gulch. The road ends in less than 0.5 miles. Continue up the drainage. At 7,600 feet, climb out of the main drainage and head north to Point 10193. Follow the connecting ridge from this point to the saddle and then ascend to the summit in another 0.4 miles. The total distance is roughly 6.0 miles with about 3,200 feet of elevation gain.