Ascent of Little Bear Peak on 2018-04-16

Climber: Larry Edmonds

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, April 16, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Bear Peak
    Elevation:7621 ft / 2322 m

Ascent Trip Report

The plan was to ascend Little Bear and Crafts. But wind was howling. As I crossed the saddle along the ridge NE of Little Bear the gusts must have been 80+ MPH. Made crossing all the downed timber without getting blown over difficult. Also cold. Temps in mid 30s. So I decided to let Crafts wait for another day. I had eaten Breakfast with Richard and Patsy Hughes and others. Richard and Patsy are thru hiking the PCT. So I knew that they were headed north on the PCT that morning. After Little Bear I hiked up to the PCT via the Cougar Crest Trail and then headed south on the PCT for about 3 1/2 miles hoping to meet Richard, Patsy and Kristine as they headed north. No such luck though. They must have passed the Cougar Crest-PCT junction before I got up there. Still and nice hike and a very pretty section of the PCT. My stats include both Little Bear and the PCT hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2250 ft / 685 m
    Weather:Very windy, 80mph plus gusts. Temps in mid 30s
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2250 ft / 685 m
    Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Route:Stats inluce Little Bear plus 9 miles on the PCT
    Start Trailhead:5371 ft / 1637 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Patsy 65th B-Day (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Grand View Point2018-04-151400 ft / 427 m
2Little Bear Peak2018-04-162250 ft / 686 m
Total Trip Gain: 3650 ft / 1113 m

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