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Ascent of Bear River Ridge on 2010-02-14

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Ken Jones
Date:Sunday, February 14, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bear River Ridge
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:1715 ft / 522 m

Ascent Trip Report

Park along Hwy 401 at a logging road gate that is locked. Hampton Trees Farms. Walking is allowed. Second gate later on if you get luck on the first.

Parking is E and slight S of the summit by the ridge that goes between Davis and Cement Creeks, more or less N of Cement Creek for a ways. Road immediately splits but those forks merge later. Follow the main road as it rolls up and down the Cement Ridge ridgeline. Most spurs are abandoned so route is obvious. Eventually you round the ridge and come to a T at 1350' about a half mile SE of peak. Go right and then head up to the final summit road. Start of this summit spur is buried in brush by still possible to find. Follow that road up to a clearing at the right angled fork S of summit. Head N and then a bit E and pick your favorite bit of rotting stump ground.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2120 ft / 646 m
    Extra Gain:240 ft / 73 m
    Distance:10.2 mi / 16.4 km
    Route:Cement Ridgeline Direct
    Trailhead:Hwy 401  75 ft / 22 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy



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