Trees were covered in ice, mountains were completely cloud covered, peaceful hike.
A standard training route of mine from ProTrails, Green and Bear It. This starts at the Gregory Canyon trailhead, summits Green Mountain, approaches Bear Peak via Bear Peak West Ridge, and after summiting Bear, either loops down to NCAR or out-and-back to Gregory Canyon without summiting Green Mnt again. Always a good workout.
Started hiking around 1:30 pm. Lots of crowds coming down the mountain but hardly anyone coming up. Beautiful views from the top with a fun scramble at the end. Had the summit to ourselves.
Cloudy & foggy weather all day. Solid snow on the ground but a good day.
Fun and hot day but very buggy at summit. With Kieva and Carolina!
Started out on Cragmoor St. Amazing hike especially as you walk through Shadow Canyon.
Started at Cragmore S around 11 am and finished at 2 pm (45 mins lunch on the summit). Great hike only need traction in very small sections.
Started on the trail at Cragmoor Trailhead around 7am and made the summit at around 9:30. Made it back down before noon for a good lunch. Great views of the surrounding landscape. The last 50-100ft is a little steep and icy(in winter months).
Climbed in the morning, Bear'd in the afternoon. A good day to #optoutside.
Took the Mesa Trail from NCAR to Fern Canyon. Awesome short hike after a good day of climbing.
Great hike, well marked, awesome views. Gnats/flies stuck to my sweat--gross. Too hot. The end scramble was fun though, and views of Boulder so sweet!
Fun day. I went up some harder scrambles to the summit
On a day with SBP and Green Mt..
Surprisingly long, steep climb!
I have climbed Bear Peak five times over the past few years, including a winter ascent on March 1, 2014. If you were to look at the summit log, you'd find I was the only one to summit that day since it was right after a large snowstorm. This is a great peak, and is among my favorite climbs in the foothills.
I climbed this on a Sunday from the busy Mesa trailhead via the Towhee Trail to Shadow Canyon. There were lots of people since it was a nice, not-too-hot day. Great views from the summit.
Fern Canyon Trail from NCAR, was hoping to get to South Boulder as well but storms were rolling in and I needed to go back.
Nice hike, fun rock ridge. Makes for a great loop. http://www.coloradoascents.blogspot.com/2014/03/south-boulder-peak-and-bear-peak.html