Maple Mountain Climber's Log

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Bruce Christensen

Bruce Christensen - May 28, 2007 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2007

Solo summit with a storm brewing  Sucess!

Left the Y trailhead solo a little before 8am with beautiful clear skies. Hiked fast since a storm was forecast for later in the morning. After an hour the clouds had moved in and the wind was picking up. I decided to keep going until the rain got heavy or the storm started thundering. Luckily, the rain didn't come until a couple hours after I was off the mountain.

I hiked up Slide Canyon to Bear Meadow (where the big rock is) and then took the trail to Maple Flat. From Maple Flat it was just routefinding to the summit. I followed a rock band a bit above Maple Flat that inclines as it goes south. It offered a good path.

As I moved higher the snow got deeper, and I definitely appreciated my gaiters.

I didn't stick around long on the summit since the storm was coming.

Round-trip GPS stats: 7.22 miles, 3h23m

Gear: bit of water, waterproof shell, thermal underwear, gaiters, leather hiking boots. Didn't take an ax.

Bruce Christensen

Bruce Christensen - May 28, 2007 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2006

Maple Flat

I hiked on a whim up to Maple Flat for a bit of exercise. I started around 4pm and made it up by 5:15pm at a pretty quick pace.

I planned to just turn around and head back down, but the views were too amazing to leave. The leaves were changing colors and the sun was setting. I spent over an hour at Maple Flat exploring and taking pictures. Some of them are available at

It got pretty cold as the sun set, and I was glad I brought gloves.

I'd definitely recommend doing this hike at sunset at this time of year. It's gorgeous.


Tracy - Feb 21, 2007 7:49 am Date Climbed: Oct 9, 1987

Route climbed: Slide canyon  Sucess!

I hiked this one solo after exploring the area on earlier outings in the winter and summer.

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