Ascent of Bear Mountain on 2010-03-20
|Date:||Saturday, March 20, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||3440 ft / 1048 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom the 2377 junction E of the peak you want to proceed N. Public land, decent though lesser used roads, no gates. At 2480' take a L and you'll be curling uphill in a counter clockwise fashion. At 2750' you'll have a junction with the straight ahead road signed as 035. Instead, turn R and proceed on the road as it winds around. It will wind to just NE of the peak at about 3260' near the little pointy extention of the NE ridge. Park at a saddle before the road starts to go downhill. Through a thin stand of new evergreens for 20 feet and then into older forest. Brush free but with more down timber as you progress upward. Head W for a couple hundred feet past a little saddle/drainage cut and then head more southerly. I liked a flattish bump a hair to the S of the top contour more so than a rhododendron bump a bit to the N. Either way, no real problems. Beware of stepping on all of the decaying downed logs which crumble like ancient parchment beneath your feet. No problems. Short.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||220 ft / 67 m|
| Extra Gain:||20 ft / 6 m|
| Distance:||0.6 mi / 1 km|
| Route:||Decomposing Forest Direct|
| Trailhead:||Pretty Darn Close to Summit 3260 ft / 993 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
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