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bikejrBandara Bugfest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2010


Good hike up until the bug fest once I started up the boot path off of the Ira Spring trail. Still nice views.
Posted Sep 23, 2010 12:56 am

TimmyCNice walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010


As full as the lot at Ira Spring TH was, I expected to see more folks on the trail, but I had a very pleasantly lonely hike. It was sunny in Seattle, but it started to sprinkle on me about an hour up. At least it waited to really pour until I was almost back at the car. This looks like it would be a fun snowshoe trip in the winter.
Posted Sep 19, 2010 12:46 am

WeatherManWest Bandera  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2010


Summited the West peak after work. Nice gissades on the drop, and a great sunset to top it off.
Posted Jul 23, 2010 4:44 pm

ArkitektBeargrass is my Favorite Alpine Flower  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009


The Beargrass was in full bloom and views were excellent.
Posted Jul 18, 2010 1:20 am

beaudaddy85Did em All...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010


Little, Big, True, False... And points between... Did them all. Snowy ridge walk, bushwacking, boulder hoping, tree wells, dense fog and pouring rain.

2hr to little b, .75hr to Big B... 1.5hr from Big B to car.
Posted Jun 20, 2010 9:09 pm

Bryan KSnowy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2006

Bryan K

The route was snowy and the winds were blazing!!!!
Posted Oct 19, 2009 5:39 pm

ericwillhiteFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 1993


It was good. Did long before the Ira Spring Trail was built. http://www.willhiteweb.com/snoqualmie_pass/bandera_mountain/ira_spring_trail_183.htm
Posted Oct 8, 2009 1:30 pm

bmwboarder7Still Huckleberries!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2009


Beautiful sunny day. The steepness after the trail splits off surprised us, but was fun nonetheless. The views of the lakes and Defiance and tons of other mtns was absolutely great. Made it to the true summit where we didn't see anyone else, or even any footprints. Grazed on huckleberries between the false summit and the true summit.

The road is all cleaned up now and you can park at the TH again.
Posted Oct 5, 2009 9:45 pm

Cascade ScramblerNice views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2009

Cascade Scrambler

As with most mountains in this area, the views were amazing. The trail to the Mason Lake junction is ridiculously easy, it gets fun after that point.

As of today, the road to the TH is funky in five places, three of which are currently marked with construction sandwich board signs and tape. The final washout on the road is pretty good, but anyone with a four wheel drive and some clearance should have no issues getting to the TH.
Posted Jul 1, 2009 1:26 am

Curtissimoto the East or true summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008


with Eask King
Posted Dec 25, 2008 4:00 pm

Curtissimothe hard way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 1998


the new trail makes it a lot easier now.
Posted Dec 13, 2008 4:21 pm

DoehleNice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008


Standard route up
Posted Nov 3, 2008 8:22 pm

EastKingHit both "Little Bandera" and Bandera  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008


Cloudy and foggy. It is amazing how many people stop at the false summit or "Little Bandera"
Posted Jun 22, 2008 10:42 pm

Dan Wintermountaineers route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2008

Dan Winter

I finally made it all the way to the true summit! A fun trip on a beautiful day when the weather predictions were clouds and rain. The snow slopes down from the ridge were the perfect angle and softness for excelent foot glissades.
Posted May 24, 2008 11:24 pm

lukicRainy Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2008


This trip served to refresh my memory about the miseries of hiking in the rain.
Posted May 14, 2008 9:53 pm

littlefrantz:)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1996


Posted Mar 8, 2008 11:31 pm

ashumackAwesome Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007


Just did this hike yesterday, and the weather was absolutely perfect. The traffic on the trail definitely thinned out at the turn-off for Bandera, and it was nice and clear at the top. Nice views of Rainier and Seattle in the distance.
Posted Sep 10, 2007 2:00 pm

TheBootfitterWine & Pretzels...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007


Had a good hike. We intended to take the old climbers' trail, but must have missed it. Just under two hours up. 45-minutes at top to enjoy pretzels and a bottle of wine, then about an hour back down.
Posted Jun 21, 2007 11:05 am

agreenstreetRoute CLimbed: Mason Lk Trail Date Climbed 5-23-2007  Sucess!


Climbed in the morning before work. Great day and good views!
Posted May 26, 2007 12:22 pm

nodbodBandera  Sucess!


Bandera is a fun SHORT hike on the 90 corridor. Its fun to climb Defiance, then Bandera in one outing. There is a treasure on Bandera. Clue: Where the trail splits... Hmmm... If you search for it, you will find it. The near last section is steep and fun...
Posted Jan 19, 2007 10:49 pm

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