Solitude within miles of the city. Date Climbed: May 11, 2008
Hiked from the West Side, Bent D road. Had to cross private property to take this route, I would suggest that future hikers use the East side approach as it sounds that there is an actual trail. My approach was a very solitary bushwack up a quite but windy mountain.
Dayhike from the natural area TH. Surprisingly there was still quite a bit of snow on the north facing aspects, most of which had frozen to rock solid ice. Note - as of Jan 2011, the approach road described in the route page is washed out 2 miles in and requires 4WD HC to successfully get to the TH. You could park there and add 4 mi RT to your trip, I suppose, if you couldn't make it all the way in your vehicle.
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