Great exercise - this was the first of two hikes on this trail to the Hardesty Mountain Summit. The 11+ mile round trip hike took a little under 5 hours. Started at 7 am - no one but me on this hike - enjoyed it all to myself.
Bears on the Sawtooth Trail Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2007
Hiked over from Mt. June in neat rays of sunlight on the trail. Unfortunately, the gloom settled in by the time I hit the summit. On the way back I played around on the rock pinnacles and Sawtooth Rock before running into a mother black bear and her cub in the meadow. They ambled into the woods right where I had to hike back so there was much shouting and singing to make sure they knew where I was. Very pretty hike.
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