Bandera Mountain Climber's Log

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belowfellow - Feb 16, 2011 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

classic I-90  Sucess!

great wildflower blooms on the meadow slopes. west summit offers better views than the true summit.


bikejr - Sep 23, 2010 12:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2010

Bandara Bugfest  Sucess!

Good hike up until the bug fest once I started up the boot path off of the Ira Spring trail. Still nice views.


TimmyC - Sep 19, 2010 12:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Nice walk  Sucess!

As full as the lot at Ira Spring TH was, I expected to see more folks on the trail, but I had a very pleasantly lonely hike. It was sunny in Seattle, but it started to sprinkle on me about an hour up. At least it waited to really pour until I was almost back at the car. This looks like it would be a fun snowshoe trip in the winter.


WeatherMan - Jul 23, 2010 4:44 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2010

West Bandera  Sucess!

Summited the West peak after work. Nice gissades on the drop, and a great sunset to top it off.


Arkitekt - Jul 18, 2010 1:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

Beargrass is my Favorite Alpine Flower  Sucess!

The Beargrass was in full bloom and views were excellent.


beaudaddy85 - Jun 20, 2010 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

Did em All...  Sucess!

Little, Big, True, False... And points between... Did them all. Snowy ridge walk, bushwacking, boulder hoping, tree wells, dense fog and pouring rain.

2hr to little b, .75hr to Big B... 1.5hr from Big B to car.

Bryan K

Bryan K - Oct 19, 2009 5:39 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2006

Snowy day  Sucess!

The route was snowy and the winds were blazing!!!!


ericwillhite - Oct 8, 2009 1:30 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 1993

Fun  Sucess!

It was good. Did long before the Ira Spring Trail was built.


bmwboarder7 - Oct 5, 2009 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2009

Still Huckleberries!  Sucess!

Beautiful sunny day. The steepness after the trail splits off surprised us, but was fun nonetheless. The views of the lakes and Defiance and tons of other mtns was absolutely great. Made it to the true summit where we didn't see anyone else, or even any footprints. Grazed on huckleberries between the false summit and the true summit.

The road is all cleaned up now and you can park at the TH again.

Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - Jul 1, 2009 1:26 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2009

Nice views  Sucess!

As with most mountains in this area, the views were amazing. The trail to the Mason Lake junction is ridiculously easy, it gets fun after that point.

As of today, the road to the TH is funky in five places, three of which are currently marked with construction sandwich board signs and tape. The final washout on the road is pretty good, but anyone with a four wheel drive and some clearance should have no issues getting to the TH.


Curtissimo - Dec 25, 2008 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

to the East or true summit  Sucess!

with Eask King


Curtissimo - Dec 13, 2008 4:21 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 1998

the hard way  Sucess!

the new trail makes it a lot easier now.


Doehle - Nov 3, 2008 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

Nice day  Sucess!

Standard route up


EastKing - Jun 22, 2008 10:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

Hit both "Little Bandera" and Bandera  Sucess!

Cloudy and foggy. It is amazing how many people stop at the false summit or "Little Bandera"

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - May 24, 2008 11:24 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2008

mountaineers route  Sucess!

I finally made it all the way to the true summit! A fun trip on a beautiful day when the weather predictions were clouds and rain. The snow slopes down from the ridge were the perfect angle and softness for excelent foot glissades.


lukic - May 14, 2008 9:53 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2008

Rainy Day  Sucess!

This trip served to refresh my memory about the miseries of hiking in the rain.


littlefrantz - Mar 8, 2008 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1996

:)  Sucess!



ashumack - Sep 10, 2007 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

Awesome Views  Sucess!

Just did this hike yesterday, and the weather was absolutely perfect. The traffic on the trail definitely thinned out at the turn-off for Bandera, and it was nice and clear at the top. Nice views of Rainier and Seattle in the distance.


TheBootfitter - Jun 21, 2007 11:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

Wine & Pretzels...  Sucess!

Had a good hike. We intended to take the old climbers' trail, but must have missed it. Just under two hours up. 45-minutes at top to enjoy pretzels and a bottle of wine, then about an hour back down.


agreenstreet - May 26, 2007 12:22 pm

Route CLimbed: Mason Lk Trail Date Climbed 5-23-2007  Sucess!

Climbed in the morning before work. Great day and good views!

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