Peak 9311 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 9,311 ft
Prominence: 451

Find Nearby Peaks

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

Peak 9311 as viewed from the northwest. Livingston Douglas Photo


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

The Climb

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.

Looking up the north ridge of Peak 9311 from the saddle. Livingston Douglas Photo

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.

The summit cairn atop Peak 9311, looking north. Livingston Douglas Photo


Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Year Climbed: 1992

Longitude: -114.20319   Latitude: 43.72469

Comments are closed.