Elevation: 7,538 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published November 2022
Peak 7538 is located at the head of both the Hailey Creek and Town Creek drainages. It is most easily climbed from a 7,100-foot saddle on Quigley Road northeast of Hailey. This area is a mix of private and public land, so be careful. This hike is entirely on BLM land. USGS Baugh Creek SW
From its genesis at East Ridge Drive in Hailey, drive northeast up [signed] Quigley Road. At 6.1 miles, reach an unsigned junction where Quigley Road turns right/east and begins a rugged climb to a 7,095-foot saddle. At 7.6 miles, reach an unsigned junction with Slaughterhouse Creek Road. Go left/north here. At 8.4 miles, reach a large, open, grassy saddle. Park here (7,095 feet). A 4WD vehicle with good tires is required.
West Face/West Ridge, Class 2
From the saddle, bushwhack east across a combination of field grass and sagebrush to reach the base of Point 7400+. Climb east up through sagebrush to reach the rocky top of Point 7400+. From there, continue east along the open ridge through short scrub down to a saddle (60-foot drop). From the saddle, head right/southeast then right/south to reach the summit of Peak 7538. The summit is small and has a modest cairn.