Ascent of Bear Mountain on 2012-11-23

Climber: Chris Calabrese

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, November 23, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bear Mountain
    Elevation:2323 ft / 708 m

Ascent Trip Report

Black Friday on Bear Mountain. Parked my car at the Undermountain Trail on Rt 41 north of Salisbury. Many other parties there on an unseasonably pleasant late November day. Took the Paradise Lane Trail to the AT at the north side of Bear in Sage's Ravine. Headed south up the steep side to the summit where I watched the sun set and ran into two other parties. Did most of the descent in nothing but moonlight and my head lamp -- kept following the AT south to Riga Junction and then to Undermountain trail back to my car.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Time:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes

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