Meadow View / Bergen Peak / Too Long Trails Loop Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2009
I enjoyed this delightful New Years Day outing with Dave's CMC group. We completed a loop hike in plenty of snow (albeit packed down). The Too Long Trail is - well - too long. My Adult ADD (kidding...) kicked in and like a mule going back to the barn I justed wanted to reach the truck! Views of the Evans Group are knock-out.
used bergen as a way to stretch our legs on a super-crappy weather day up high, yet still get our legs moving towards rainier. nice hike with great views in between the trees. not much snow until the final 1000' vertical.
I did a loop: I took the Sleepy S trail to the Meadow View Trail, then took the Bergen Peak Trail the rest of the way. There was still a lot of snow near the top. On the way down, I took the Too Long, Founders and Painters Pause trails to the parking lot. I looks like the mileage is about the same either way.