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YEMBonanza Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2010

YEM

This was a chance to get back into shape and it turned out to be a lot better than expected. A good stretch of old growth followed by a sandy viewpoint half way up finishing with a ridge top view. That sounds like the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness to me. There was only a patch of snow at the summit, total solitude and only 45 minutes from home.
Feb. 7: Returned to hike the Boulder Ridge Trail to the summit this time. The forest wasn't as good, but I didn't reach the best viewpoint the last trip. Still no one around.
Posted Jan 22, 2010 1:27 am

Karl HelserLong time ago...  Sucess!

Karl Helser

Long time ago, 2001, I tagged this summit via the Bonanza Trail. The views of Hood...? I wouldn't know, the fog never lifted. I could only imagine.
Posted Oct 31, 2006 2:05 pm

Brian JenkinsWet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

Brian Jenkins

10/15/06 via Boulder Ridge Trail - Started up about 7:30 am on a day when it was supposed to be wet. Surprisingly, it was dry but cloudy when I started. Actually, it was barely light when I started. Switchbacked up and got a decent view of Zig Zag Mountain at the 2.3 mile mark although Hood was in clouds. Continued on up the ridge through some pretty areas. It started misting when I got into the open areas along the summit ridge and was raining by the time I got to the big viewpoint. I then pushed my way through the overgrown rhodies on the path from there to the summit thoroughly drenching my pants and shoes.

Found the true summit and then made my way back, It was almost snowing when I got back to the big viewpoint and I quickly hiked back with soggy shoes and pants. Back to car by about 12:30 pm and was home shortly therafter where my girlfriend had a hot grilled cheese sandwich and soup for me. SWEET! Just wish I could have gotten some better photos to put on the page. This is a nice workout hike closeby.

11/5/06 via Bonanza Trail - Hiked in rain and was soaked early. Fast running water in Cheney Creek by the big boulders, neat small waterfall/rapid there. Was the only one on the mountain this gloomy day. The Bonanza Mine is kind of spooky-looking. I did not venture in. Lots of huckleberries on the way, some entire hillsides covered with them. On the way back, I went up a small hill at about 3650 feet to a moss-covered hump with a tree on it where there would be some nice views on clear days. Found some deer tracks and then headed back. Didn't waste time on the way back on the third creek crossing looking for a nice spot to cross, I just went through the stream as it was only a short distance back to the car.

Not sure about the parking spots on this one but my truck was fine when I got back.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 12:29 am

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