Ascent of Bear Pete Mountain on 2014-08-02

Climber: Ken Jones

Others in Party:Karen Jones
Bob Packard
Date:Saturday, August 2, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bear Pete Mountain
    Elevation:8752 ft / 2667 m

Ascent Trip Report

We chose trail 143 up the ridge between Burgdorf and Nethker Creeks instead of the Pete Creek approach. The trail is well signed at the trailhead and in good shape as of our visit. It is open to motorcycles, but doesn't appear to see a lot of them.

As my GPS track shows, the trail does not drop to Frosty Meadow but heads north up the ridge. An unmapped spur trail heads to the saddle south of Bear Pete Mountain; it is cross-country with some deadfall from there to the top.

Based on tracks on the trail, one or more mountain bikers went by while we were on the summit - but we didn't see anybody all day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2902 ft / 883 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Route:Trail 143 to 142 to spur to x-c
    Trailhead:Nethker Creek TH  6250 ft / 1905 m
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 2 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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