Bearfence Mountain Climber's Log

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joseyinnet

joseyinnet - Apr 22, 2016 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2016

Nice short scramble  Sucess!

Took the park ranger's recommendation, and totally worth the short time!

wanderweg83

wanderweg83 - Feb 1, 2014 9:40 am

Bearfence Mountain

I have made this hike/climb several times. It is a fun, short scramble, and not a lot of people know about it. So, it's never crowded, unlike some of the more popular peaks in the park.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Nov 11, 2012 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2012

Snowy and Windy  Sucess!

The snow and ice and high winds made this little scramble a bit more intimidating than I thought it would be.

mtwashingtonmonroe

mtwashingtonmonroe - Sep 17, 2012 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012

Great little hike  Sucess!

Beautiful day for a nice hike!

SteveJackson - Feb 3, 2012 12:21 am Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2012

Short and fun  Sucess!

Great view of Skyline drive. Fun rock scramble.

hightinerary

hightinerary - Sep 26, 2011 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2015

Slippery When Wet  Sucess!

I've climbed it on a cool, misty afternoon when the rocks were slippery and there were no views. Most recently I climbed it on a warm sunny day in November. I went to the true summit first, then took pictures from the rocks on the way back.

ericvandrick - Oct 29, 2010 2:28 pm

fall 10  Sucess!

FUN!

jasano2

jasano2 - Sep 19, 2010 9:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010

No fence Bearfence  Sucess!

Those were some truly nice Virginia rocks. It was easier than anticipated, but still a class A east coast mountain. Next time will bring shoes and rope.

VermontMike

VermontMike - May 16, 2009 1:09 pm

enjoyable scramble  Sucess!

I nice break from the same-old same-old of shenandoah trails, with great 360 views at the summit

CrazySanMan

CrazySanMan - Aug 8, 2008 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2008

Excellent hike/scramble  Sucess!

This hike and scramble was a lot of fun. I wanted to do the loop a second time but I was pressed for time.

ssfitz

ssfitz - Feb 29, 2008 12:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2006

Nice hike  Sucess!

One of the many nice trails in SNP. Can get very crowded on a nice day though. I have hiked this trail numerous times

vanman798

vanman798 - Sep 30, 2007 4:17 am

Easy

Wish I could recall the exact date. I just remember I was alone and it seems like the leaves were off the trees. Must have been fall 2003 or 2004, but I can't say with certainty.

Anyway it's a very easy and short little hike, but with cool rocks.

CheesySciFi

CheesySciFi - Sep 20, 2007 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2006

Lost my hat!  Sucess!

It rained really hard on October 27th, and it was very windy the next day. While scrambling over the rocks, a particularly strong gust of wind ripped the baseball cap right off my head and sent it off a cliff!

On the way back, I saw a black bear and her two cubs climbing up a tree.

Jim Carr - Jun 26, 2007 6:42 pm

Nice Day Trip  Sucess!

This was always a fun day trip from UVa.

Dwise

Dwise - Feb 15, 2007 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2006

Cool Hike  Sucess!

Second hike of the day after we did South River Falls with my dog. Lot of fun doing the little bit of scrambling at the top.
Excellent page.

Buz Groshong

Buz Groshong - Feb 12, 2007 2:14 am

Done it several times  Sucess!

Great rock scrambling.

AirborneBuff

AirborneBuff - Jan 1, 2007 5:39 am Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2006

New Years Eve Day  Sucess!

First hike of six for the day and one of my favorites. Fun route over the boulders and peaceful on the AT. Not a single person at the trailhead or the trail.

climberfirefighter - Aug 3, 2006 11:17 pm

3rd Hike of the Day  Sucess!

Last hike of the day, the top scamble was nice. Good view.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Mar 26, 2006 12:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2004

Communion on Bear Fence Mountain

Curtis (my son) and I were visiting Shenandoah and climbed to the top of Bearfence Mountain. There we ran into a Episcopalian Men's Group that had the annual rite of celebrating communion on top of the mountain every year. They invited us to join in, which we did.

SteveinFXBG - Nov 4, 2005 4:09 pm

Route Climbed: Bearfence Mountain Loop Trail Date Climbed: November 4, 2005  Sucess!

An absolutely perfect day for a hike. I took the day off of work and came up to Shenandoah just because I felt like it. The views on Bearfence were great and the scramble was lots of fun. First time I'd done this hike in a few years.

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