Ascent of Bear Mountain on 2015-01-03

Climber: Chris Calabrese

Date:Saturday, January 3, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bear Mountain
    Elevation:2323 ft / 708 m

Ascent Trip Report

My first hike of 2015. Did Bear with WW early to beat out an impending snow storm. Parked at Undermountain Trailhead and took it west to Paradise Lane and up the steep side of Bear on the AT. There wasn't much snow below the plateau but a fair amount of ice and the ground was definitely frozen. Also a decent amount of other hikers for January. The parking lot was half full by 9am. It was an overcast but clear day and the views in all directions were great at the top.

Power walked down as fast as possible to beat out the snow - took the other side down the mountain and completed the loop. It was already flurrying when we got back to our cars.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Undermountain / Paradise Lane / AT
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:AT / Undermountain
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes

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