Parked at the lot by the Pine Marten lift, went up service roads to the base of the summit lift and then found the trail to the summit. Pretty fun hike with great views. The way I went was about 3 miles each way with 2800 feet of gain total. Beautiful day, sunny and fairly warm with a nice breeze on the summit. Just under 2 hours up, an hour back down.
19 Jun 2009 - Northwest Ridge
No skis this time, but there was good snow coverage from top to bottom. Another 1hr40min jaunt up.
6 Apr 2007 - Northwest Ridge
Climbed up from West Village under the Red Chair to the Northwest Ridge. Reached the summit in 1hr40min. Skied Chute 4 down the Cirque, then skied the lifts the rest of the day. Backside, Cirque, and NW Express had decent conditions, everything else was grabby slop.
Skiing was the priority for the day so I cheated by using the Summit Chair and walked the five minutes to the top with the skis. I did not see a cloud nearby all day long and had absolutely spectacular views of all the high Oregon mountains, including Hood to the north. There was wind blown fresh powder off all sides of the summit and it was a wonderful first and possibly last ski day of the year for me.
snowshoed up after 3 ft of fresh snow and a cold bivy the night before. white-out conditions and windy, I was allowed to take the lift back down.
I had to bail on Mt. Hood earlier in the morning because of tendonitis in my left knee, but this one was easy enough that I was compelled to climb it when Bob and Rick headed here. (Of course, my knee was then too trashed after this to climb anything for the next two days. It took 2-3 months to heal).
Took the chair up with my grandma. I spent the summer with my grandparents in Bend, went many places. This my first peak over 9000 feet. Thanks grandma!
This is a great fun quick hike... in all seasons scree or snow
I hiked this one with my daughter several years ago. The next day I took the ski lift to the top with my wife. Great views.
Between 1962 and 1965 we tried to climb to the summit to ski down at least once or twice per season.
When I was in high school (and the ski area only went up to the timberline) spring vacation 1964 Bachelor was mobbed, as it was a poor snow year in the Sierras and Californian skiiers boosted the crowds. It took an hour or more in the lift line (I think they had two chair lifts then), and when my buddies and I got to the top, we agreed we didn't want to ski down (about 5 minutes) for another 1 hour wait, so we climbed to the top instead. At lunch we agreed to do the same thing in the afternoon. So for the whole day we probably got in 3 or 4 runs, but we got two summits of Bachelor in a day. (Now I guess folks get 10 or 20 with no effort!)
This was my first succesful climb of a oregon cascade volcano. we actually attempted to climb straight up the mountain with no snow. we did not know there was a trail. Not until we were well on are way under the summit lift when a voice yelled down to us that there was a trail to are south. we decided it was for the best to abandon are route and get off the angular lava flows and walk the trail. we arrived to find two tour coach groups. all japanese tourists except the italian family that wanted us to take there picture with the three sisters in the background. The mountain offers up a spectacular vista.
Bagged it with Rad. Lots of smoke to the north from the Sisters fire, but still a great view.
bunch o'times...love this place!!
bagged this along with a few others in the same weekend. got lucky and managed to weasel my way onto the chair lift for the ride down. way to save the knees!
Although I seem to climb Bachelor about once a week this was an especially beautiful day. Got some great shots of all the Cascades and could see south to Shasta and north to Adams. Base to summit only took 1.5 hrs but is best to climb earlier in the a.m. unless you are looking for soft snow to ski down on. Bachelor is always a nice easy and rewarding hike with time and energy left at the end to enjoy a few cold suds.
I've actually climbed this mountain twice, but I've cheated perhaps 10 times. To be quite honest I enjoyed myself more every time I cheated considering I could ski down, climb back up and ski down 5.5 miles of uninterupted excellent terrain to the bottom of Northwest Express, then hit the lodge for food and more importantly beer, then do it all again. Always a classic. Summer mountain biking has left permanent marks on my body. I love Mt. Bachelor
With 30 cm of fresch snow, we were me, Il Marantz and Il Paglia in our ski American tour. A lot of wind at the top: stormy weather, snow and clouds but superb descent in fantastic powder snow!
There was a fire in the valley, view was obscured.
Took off early Saturday morning Dec 12, 2004 to snowshoe up Bachelor and get back down before the skiiers hit the slopes. We were up there 3 days after the huge avalanche swept down from the summit (check out http://www.bendbulletin.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=15086). At 5 am it was 37 degrees and raining hard sideways. Who would of thunk? So we slept in the truck for another 3 hours and headed up the groomed stuff once the rain was much lighter. We got up to mid mountain and found the summit chair closed. Awesome...We wouldn't have to worry about skiiers, not that there were all that many out on this FINE day. Mostly wet, we headed up the groomed some more until we hit Pole 19, which is the summit building. We were hoping to find a way in out of the elements but, no luck, all locked. So we got out of the hurricaine force winds on the lee side of the building long enough to change into spare clothes, grab food and some useless hand warmers and go back down. Aaron brought his snowboard and got down to the lodge the fastest, but not without a few yard sales on the way. There is something about boarding with a large pack on that does not feel the same. Jeremey and I were down in about and hour. I enjoyed the glisade on my new shovel and Jer was not far behind, with wet arse. About 2.5 up in snow shoes, which were perfect for the conditions. Any colder and crampons would have been better at the top.
I did this climb before there was a summit chair so this was a pretty good workout carrying skis and climbing in ski boots but well worth it. Skied the north face cirque and wiped out pretty bad! Best views around of the Sisters and Broken Top.