came up through fern canyon. solid hike. nice to have something like this 10 mins from my door.
3rd time November 24, 2013.
2nd time, RMNP was off limit, i had to sattle with Bear Pk.
Came from S. Mesa en route to doing the double with S. Boulder and then down Shadow. Great day, sunny and although the winds were supposed to be gusting it was only a little breezy. Fern Canyon is probably the steepest sustained trail I've ever hiked, but the final approach to the summit, the last 100 yards or so coming out of the trees is truly awesome (and a relief!).
Hiked Bear Peak before going to see Leftover Salmon at the Boulder Theater. Perfect NYE! Weather was nice and sunny>winds were relatively calm
The scrambling on the rocks near the top was especially fun.
hiked once via Fern and once via the saddle with S Boulder Peak. Shadow Canyon to the saddle is a great way to hit both peaks
I must have done this 30-40 times when I lived in CO.
Good climb with friends. Nice views from up top. A+ Would hike again!
Took 8 hours but I did it. It took a long time to get down.
Wow, I still remember a lot of the botany of the Rockies! Great hike on a beautiful, albeit windy day!!! Was so cold at the top that I had to switch hands after every bite while eating my almost frozen sandwich!!
70 and sunny ... in March. Rough.
JV showed me the way.
w/ B. Gibbs. The final summit ridge (from the NE) is great!
My first hike in Colorado after moving from NY. Great area and really nice views
Hiked up Fern Canyon starting at NCAR. It had snowed the two previous days, so parts of the trail were slick. I think that I fell down seven times on the way down. I almost fell several more times. Thank goodness for trekking poles!
Threw in South Boulder Peak as well too. Descended into Shadow Canyon then Mesa Trail to Chautauqua Ranger Station. Sweet loop!!
skipped out on bear the first time up south boulder so jamie and i decided to head over there. kinda surprised with the scrambly terrain at the top. highlight of the day!
Fern Canyon trail, made it from the NCAR to Bear in about 1 hr 45 mins, continued on to S. Boulder, then came back to Bear to rest on the summit. Cool views and neat summit rocks. Storms started coming in, so started down after a half hour up there.
Started at North Shanahan around 8:30am, then took Fern Canyon to the summit. Went back along the West Ridge to Bear Canyon. Planned to also tag South Boulder but the midday heat changed our minds. The way up was fast and steep with a fun scramble to the final ridge, down was covered and gradual.
Enjoyed the stiff climb up Shadow Canyon. Summitted Bear after South Boulder. I really enjoyed the little summit ridge scramble on surprisingly slick rock. Loved the narrow summit area, didn't love so darn many surprisingly unfriendly people on top. Hiking partner: shannarae2k. Dog: Stimpy.