Finally got around to getting up Bear Peak. Ascended via Fern Canyon, Shadow Canyon descent.
A good bit of ice on the way up so we descended via Shadow Canyon and then Mesa back to NCAR. Beautiful Sunny Day and some great views. I wish we would have hit South Boulder Peak as well, I didn't realize how close it was...oh well, maybe next time.
1 of 2 this trip.
Mesa South TH to South Boulder Peak, Bear Peak, Green Mountain, and Flagstaff Mountain, ending at Chautauqua TH.
nice views both directions
This was my 18th climb of Bear Peak.
This was the first of many climbs of Bear Peak. Several of the climbs were combined with South Boulder. A common route has been to take Shadow Canyon on the way up and descend via Fern Canyon. Bear & South Boulder have served as great conditioning hikes for staying in fourteener shape.
Solo loop hike from South Boulder Peak to Bear Peak.
Stiff hike, good training close to home!
Started at the South Mesa Trailhead, hiked up the Shadow Canyon Trail and then summited South Boulder Peak, then backtracked and hiked up Bear Peak. From there headed down the West Ridge trail and hiked up Green Mountain. Finished the hike by hiking down to Chautauqua Meadows. About 9 miles with snow on the ground. Nice hike on a nice post Thanksgiving day.
Came up from Gregory canyon after hitting Green Mountain and came down the Fern Canyon trail.
Fun hike with some good steps along the way with a great view in all directions from the top.
Hit this with a couple friends after coming off of South Boulder Peak. The scramble on top was fun and had the additional challenge of verglas.
Nice hike- didn't see anyone until I got to the top of Bear Peak. A little scrambling needed to get to the summit.
A steep trail with well built staircases, and a fun summit scramble. A nice training trip for sure. Pretty great views in every direction.
In conjunction with South Boulder Peak. Awesome hike, great views, fun scramble at top. Total perfection other than the 10,000 gnats on the summit.
Afternoon training run with Chris and pksanders.
been up at least 10 times. Majestic pyramid summit beacons to those in town who are paying attention....
icecold wind almost blew me of the top
"Stuck" out here on a business trip, gosh-darn. First hike in CO, and 'twas a great day. Snow on 98% of the trail, firm enough except the west side of Green, which was a post-holing nightmare. Weather looked like it was going to come in and sock me, but at every potential bail-out point on my loop, it didn't get any closer. Beautiful day bottom to top.
Fern Canyon Follies. For full effect I trick myself into thinking it will be more fun if I bike to the NCAR TH from my home in north Boulder.