Ascent of Bear Pete Mountain on 2018-06-17

Climber: Ryder Irvine

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 17, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Bear Pete Mountain
    Elevation:8752 ft / 2667 m

Ascent Trip Report

Because of snow conditions and early season, I chose to do this from the south on the Bear Pete trail. This is signed at Secesh summit, turn Left (NW) and follow the main road about 3 miles to Cloochman Saddle. The road to this point was in good condition and most vehicle should have no problem to this point. A well maintained trail starts here with plenty of parking and camping room. I was a little too early for this climb and fought a lot of snow in the treed area and north slopes. Fortunately the temperature was cool so the snow was not too soft.
I will note, the trail is primarily maintained to promote horses and mountain bikes, and has been rerouted several times to create a more gentle slope, and long switchbacks which add a lot of extra distance to the trail. Still, a nice trail. I wish the views had of been better.
Some sort of green generator box has been airlifted onto the top. I am not sure it's purpose.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2652 ft / 807 m
    Extra Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14.1 mi / 22.7 km
    Route:Bear Pete Trail
    Trailhead:Cloochman Saddle  6900 ft / 2103 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Rain, Wind, Hail, Snow, Fog
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 40 Minutes

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