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birdheadStandard Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2018


Nice hike with awesome views. Started at 7 am and only saw one other person. Stopped at the end of the trail.
Posted Jan 15, 2018 9:08 pm

Brian Jenkinshot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2011

Brian Jenkins

Yet another log entry that has been deleted by the code of summitpost. Climbed this with my dog, Luna as our last (I think) of the trip down to AZ. Wife dropped us off and picked us up at the trailhead. Very hot, Luna did not like it. That top part went on and on.
Posted Aug 7, 2017 2:49 pm

SarahThompsonSouth Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2016


Banged out the nice scenic trail in an hour. Then bushwhacked through wet brush over to the southern summit which is only 1/3 of a mile away from the end of the trail but it took forever and royally sucked. Was hoping to nab the other further summit as well but the prospect of bashing through a mile more of brush to get over there was extremely unappealing.
Posted Dec 1, 2016 4:12 pm

Alex WoodOne of the Best Sedona Hikes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2016

Alex Wood

Nice hike in Sedona and takes you through some of the most interesting geology in Sedona. Views from the top are superb!
Posted Apr 26, 2016 12:12 pm

scgrantBear Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2016


Beautiful hike. From the end of the trail we hit the southern of the two peaks that make up the Bear Mountain massif. A bit of a bushwhack and some post holing to get to this point from the end of the trail. If you are only in it for the views and beautiful hike, stop at the end of the trail, as there are really no views from peak 6506.
Posted Feb 8, 2016 8:19 pm

TonkaIt woke the bear inside me.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2015


Nice trail, a bit braided at some parts but a good hike for Sedona. A long 2.5 miles up in my opinion.
Posted Nov 30, 2015 10:38 pm

SafikWe enojoyed it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012
Few sky jumps and a some fun :)
Posted Jan 21, 2015 1:11 pm

philadendronTough hike but worth the work  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011


Probably the toughest 5 mile hike I've done, but my wife and I had a fun time and the views were great.
Posted Nov 14, 2011 5:00 pm

RickOShea82Almost didn't make it back from this one!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011


Started way too late in the morning for this one (9:45am). It being late July by the time we made it to the summit (12:20pm) it was extremely HOT and the sun was starting to wear me down. Took in the breathtaking views for a good while and started heading back down at around 1:00pm. Unfortunately, this mountain is not just up and down; there are a few ups on the way down!. Long story short, getting back to the parking lot was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life due to running out of water halfway down. Had a great time going up though and wouldn't have missed out on that experience for anything.
Posted Aug 6, 2011 10:28 pm

CortezBrilliant Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2011


Climbed Bear Mt. with my wife & 2 month old son. Awesome hike with spectacular views!!
Posted Jan 12, 2011 11:15 pm

wbassAwesome Scary  Sucess!


Awesome and then scary ... we didn't budget time very well hiking this in the winter, and the extended stay at the summit taking in the views turned into a scary descent in the dark with a 2 month old on chest. Without headlamps, we surely would have slept out there.
Posted Jan 5, 2010 11:29 pm

AndinistalocoPain  Sucess!


Ouch. Despite the fact that the summit is less than two miles away from the end of the trail, it's a long, bloody, painful distance. Still, great way to escape the heat!
Posted Nov 17, 2009 12:33 am

recastThunderstorms...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2009


My girlfriend and I started the hike later in the day so it was quite hot in the canyon at the beginning of the trail, but after we got out of the canyon and headed toward the summit it began to rain and the wind was very nice. Overall a great hike with wonderful views but I'd avoid it on hot days.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 5:22 pm

Anya JingleStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2006

Anya Jingle

Awesome views and there was still a bit of snow left on the mountain, which made our dog very happy.
Here's the slideshow from our hike up there: Bear Mountain
Posted Apr 25, 2007 12:20 am

2skinnersOvercast but that didn't take away from the views!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2007
Climbed with my wife. A very fun climb with breathtaking views.
Posted Apr 24, 2007 4:19 pm

cp0915trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2007


First of four peaks that day. This was the prettiest of them all.
Posted Apr 24, 2007 4:12 pm

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