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wannabepeakbaggerBear Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2017


Perfect weather today for a nice walk. Trail felt weird. I made decent time on the trail, but the way the trail contoured the hills and you could see distant parts of the trail made it seem like it was a lot longer than it was. Nice gentle slope all the way up to the saddle and the use trail. Also a use trail heading north at the saddle, but not sure what that mountain is. Long pants were good for the use trail; would have been a little scratchy otherwise. All in all, pretty nice.
Posted May 1, 2017 12:24 am

orbitorFrom Highway 39  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2014


Via Bear Creek Trail and the use trail on the northeast ridge.
Posted Mar 22, 2017 6:48 pm

StartingOverNice views of snowy peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2017


Hiked up the Bear Canyon trail to the saddle, then took the use trail to the summit. Though steep, the use trail was not difficult and very little, if any, scrambling was involved. Fog rolled in and out throughout the hike but the summit was above the clouds and the views of the middle-high country and Mt. Baldy were beautiful over the fog.
Posted Feb 8, 2017 4:39 pm

socalpeakbaggerBear Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2016


Took some beginners with me, the hike to the saddle before the real climbing is easy...the trail up to the top can be loose and steep in some parts, but overall it is not too bad as the beginners made it to the top. They enjoyed their first real peak bagging experience!
Posted Sep 9, 2016 12:25 am

IronHikerBear Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2012


Fun little peak
Posted Jul 23, 2015 1:03 pm

wildanessXVia Bear Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2014


Headed up the Bear Creek Trail, then scrambled up Smith Mountain. Really enjoyed the section from the saddle to the peak. Still with energy, my buddy and I wound up returning to the saddle and summiting P5495 as well, which made for a fun, tiring day. Clear skies, windy, and quite cool in places exposed to the wind.
Posted Feb 1, 2014 11:26 pm

BobD3nice trail, nice views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2013


A beautiful calm, cloudy day. Took the standard route up the Bear Canyon trail.
Posted Feb 2, 2013 11:04 pm

Bob BurdSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2009

Bob Burd

Came up from the south more out of necessity than for the extra workout. Trip Report.
Posted Apr 18, 2012 1:36 am

dfeatscSmith Mtn bliss!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2012


The Bear Creek trail was in excellent condition. Climb to the top was easier that it looked.
Posted Jan 8, 2012 4:00 pm

johnm Upper Bear Creek Trail   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2012


Nice day to be out. January, clear skies mid 70's. Did this one with my son, fun little scramble to the summit.
Posted Jan 7, 2012 10:47 pm

SierraCJHwy 39  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011


Wonderful hike on a warm, breezy day. Use trail from Smith Saddle to summit was a blast!
Posted Oct 17, 2011 10:15 am

SoCalHikerUpper Bear Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2011


Via upper Bear Creek Trail to Smith saddle and up the north ridge to the summit. Beautiful trail and area with grand views from the summit. Ascent from the saddle to the summit is steep but fun.
Posted May 22, 2011 8:20 pm

labglovesBear Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2011


Nice hike on a wonderful cloudy day. There was even a little hail and snow.
Posted Apr 10, 2011 11:40 am

cabBear Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2011


This was a surprisingly pleasant hike. Lots of streams to cross, beautiful weather, and a really cool looking peak from the Bear Creek Trail.
Posted Mar 29, 2011 11:47 am

dgrimreaperFirst hike of 2011  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2011


Summited in a lazy 2.5 hours on a cool, overcast day. Got a little freezing rain on the way down.
Posted Jan 30, 2011 7:18 pm

SierraCJTrail work
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2009


Did Smith on a cold, foggy day. Volunteers trying to fix washed out portion of trail about half way. Summit shrouded in clouds.
Posted Jan 20, 2011 2:44 pm

theronmoon1993  Sucess!


Old days of chasing Sam Fink
Posted Aug 31, 2010 4:17 pm

bechttFrom Islip Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2008


Came over Mt Islip down the SW ridge (Wawona trail) up over 5495 (twice) and then returned via 39. Great day with Bob and Coco the dog.
Posted May 24, 2010 11:05 pm

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