Elevation: 9,311 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published November 2022
Peak 9311 is located northeast of Johnstone Peak (9,949 feet) and south of Pioneer Cabin. It is on a high ridgeline that separates Corral Creek from North Fork Hyndman Creek in the Pioneer Mountains. It is most easily climbed via its north ridge from the Pioneer Cabin Trail/FST-122. USGS Hyndman Peak
From the junction of Sun Valley Road and Dollar Road in Sun Valley, drive northeast on Sun Valley Road (which becomes Trail Creek Road) for 3.8 miles to an unsigned junction with Corral Creek Road/FSR-137. Turn right/east onto Corral Creek Road and drive 3.7 miles to its end at a large trailhead parking lot. There are two trailheads here: Pioneer Cabin Trail/FST-122 and Long Gulch Trail/FST-123. This is a popular trailhead and has parking for 15-20 vehicles. The trailhead elevation is 6,970 feet.
North Ridge, Class 2
From trailhead parking area, hike up the Pioneer Cabin Trail/FST-122 for 2.7 miles to a signed junction on the ridge crest north of Peak 9311. Go right/south onto the Johnstone Creek Trail/FST-206. Leave FST-206 after about ¼ mile to a shoulder crossing. Leave the trail and bushwhack left/southeast through thick sagebrush up to the 8,820-foot saddle that sits at the base of the north ridge.
Once at the saddle, scramble south up the ridge to the summit. The ridge terrain is initially a mix of sagebrush and other vegetation. Higher up, the ridge narrows and becomes quite rocky. It is best to stay on the solid rock on the ridge crest rather than attempt to skirt the crest on steep, loose scree/gravel. There are a few minor ups and downs as you work your way up through the rocky ridge outcrops. The summit is a small ridgeline hump. It had a small summit cairn, which I built up considerably.