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Bear Mt & Sages Ravine (waterfalls)

Today was the hottest day on record (91 degrees).  I think the heat kept most people away because there were hardly anyone on tail today.…

Bear Mountain & Sages Ravine Falls

Typical Bear Mountain clockwise trail. Sages Ravine Falls was beautiful though and super lush with all of the moss covered rocks. We passed 3 backpackers…

Over Bear Mountain

This is a lovely hike!  We went clockwise and the ascent was almost east.  Good footing and beautiful views from the ridge.  We continued down…

Bear Mountain!

The trail was clearly marked and very much used but pristine. Following the stream up and again back down brought sweet moments of zen sounds…

Bear Mountain

Absolutely beautiful hike this morning! The views were outstanding. Easy to Navigate the trails. Lots of fellow hikers and their dogs. The summit was just…

Her dogs name is Bear.

Neat spot, nice mild trails, heard some spirits near top. Awesome views. Met some cool people along the way. Had a blast.

Bear mountain

Weather Excellent, Amazing Views, Great Company. Loved seeing and petting all the puppies that were hiking.

The painful first time

This being the first of 6. Was the roughest. Learning was a priority. i reached the summit around 1 on. With my two dogs Ouiser…

Sunrise Summit

It was a beautiful sunrise hike to the summit of Bear Mountain for peak one of the challenge.

Bear Mountain Attempt

Ok, so my 9 year old son and I thought we’d give Bear Mountain a go last weekend.  Its a pretty easy hike in from…

Hike@Bear Mountain

Took paradise Trail on the way up and Appalachian trail down. The loop is advisable to do counter clockwise as the last 0.4 mile portion…

Bear Mountain

Beautiful day ! Hiked counter clockwise – was a bit strenuous on the way up ( that’s why we do this right) but super easy…

Better with Buds

Brought friends for maximum festivity! Always cool to introduce folks to the AT.

Well, it’s been a while!

Did y’all miss me? (Is anybody reading this, anyway?) Well, with five hikes done in the SoCal Six Pack, my life took a turn for…

Bear Mountain

This was a really fun hike. It was a hot and humid day which slowed us down a little bit but overall this is a…

#1 – Bear

My first New England hike- pretty steep in some sections!  I would learn later how steep some of these hikes could go…I went counter-clockwise so…

Bear Mountain

Is was a nice day to hike and not very strenuous for my first of the challenge.

Barely a start at Bear Mountain

Rain forecasted on this day weeks leading up to this challenge.  Mother nature blessed us with perfect hiking conditions.  Starting at the Undermountain trail head,…

Hike #2: Bear Mountain

Second New England peak in as many days.  Mt Riga State Park in Connecticut (site of the Bear Mountain trailhead) is only about 40 miles…

Bear Mountain

Probably the easiest hike I’ve done on these challenges. Lots of mud and streams, great views at the end.

Bear Mountain CT

Hiked Bear Mountain in CT yesterday, 05/01/21,  with my friend @Cathkelson and her dad. Perfect weather, except for the wind that got stronger as we climbed…

Second Hike in as many Weeks

First time hiking Bear Mountain. Advice to those that hike this one later in the year, try to do it during Mountain Laurel season this…

Bear

Nice easy hike to summit! A little busy at the top, but people were very nice!

Bear Mountain Summit

April 5th I started my way up to summit Bear Mountain in Salisbury, CT via the Appalachian Trail. Hiked up to Riga Shelter and Sites…

Bear Mountain

Very crowded, even on Thanksgiving. VERY tough trail with lots of “stairs” to get to the top. I have never been so excited to see…

Bear ???? mTn

This was a really tough one for me. It felt more like rock climbing then hiking. On the plus side it was a beautiful day!

Bear ????

Another great climb in Sedona.  Trail was steep and rocky but manageable. Awesome views!

Bear Mountain Beauty

Beautiful Sedona day for hiking.  There were quite a few hikers toward the bottom of the Bear Mountain trail but only a few after the…

bear mountain hike

Rode on a motorcycle to the trailhead from phoenix on a beautiful fall morning. The weather was pleasant 70 degrees with partial clouds. Started the…

Scramble

Challenging hike, good climbs up. Beautiful views at the top

Bear Mountain

This was a very hard hike, taking just over 4 hours for the 5 miles.  There are lots of rocks to climb over on the…

Soul sisters

Absolutely gorgeous fall morning, started the hike a bit late around 8 AM and there was one parking spot left but space to park on…

Beautiful Bear

This was a moderately challenging climb with beautiful views throughout the day

Awakening the Bear!

Started the Sedona leg of the 6 Peak Challenge. Bear Mtn certainly is a bear! Diverse terrain, up and down and of course the beautiful…

Scramble(d) not Fried hike

Trail was a mix of scrambling and single track with loose rocks. Trail was well marked with white paint markers. Several false summits make it…

Bear Mountain – scenic views!

Absolutely stunning – nothing like it. However, it’s a bit more technical than some of the other hikes I’ve done. Really steep gradient. But, again,…

Straight up

great climb and descent. Views everywhere.

It is a Beat.

Super hard climb, but views everywhere you look.   Very few hikers, do had the trail pretty much to ourselves.   Best sign at the…

Number 1 of 6

Hot day in Sedona along with Arizona local friends. Baby Yoda’s first hike in AZ too.

Bear ????

Challenging in the heat but enjoyed the variations of terrain definitely a great hike.

Bear Mountain Trail

We started this hike around 6:30am. The sun was already up, so it was starting to get a bit warm. The first couple of miles…

Fashion Week

I forgot how steep this hike is since I hadn’t hiked it since last year. It didn’t help that it was really humid. Outside of…

Fashion Week

I forgot how steep this hike is since I hadn’t hiked it since last year. It didn’t help that it was really humid. Outside of…

Bear

Hot!  No Shade

Bear

Great day, beautiful hike, did Doe trail as a warm up 🙂

Brutal Bear Mountain

Grateful we started early in the morning…ended up on the wrong trail to start (Doe Mountain) and started a little later than we wanted.  This…

The mountain without bears!

When you arrive to Sedona, you are met with views that put you in such awe. I am always put in awe the first sight…

Bear!

Car-camped at the trailhead; sun was behind buttes for majority of ascent.  Little white paint marks helped guide the trail.  A few sections of scrambling…

Bear

fun stuff

It was a BEAR

Keep following the dots. We found ourselves off trail a couple of times, but knowing we had to follow the dots, easily got back on…

Bear was a bear

Wow after completing the winter challenge I thought I was in good shape but yeah NO!! This was a fun hike with great views and…

Bear Mountain

This was a strenuous hike, gaining a lot of elevation over a short distance. Stunning scenery.

Bear Mountain Rock Climbing Hike

This was a challenging hike! A 6 miles of which 3 are truly vertical …. trail to the top with lots of climbing! Felt like…

Bursting up Bear Mountain

Hiking poles and gloves are a great idea! A hat and plenty of water especially in the summer months. Our Bear Mountain day hike started…

Bear mtn

Hot and dry today.  Minimal breeze front side.  Amazing views propel you forward.  Following the white blazes was challenging a couple of times but otherwise…

Bear Mtn. (Sedona, AZ)

This trail was very well maintained with very little shade. Hiking it on a Saturday, we encountered less than 10 people on our journey. Everyone…

Da Bear

Probably the best views in town ! The views during the hike are spectacular. Trail ends with a marker “end of trail :)” get early…

Bear Mountain

Started the hike a little after noon. It was hot. Had about 3 liters of water and consumed 2. Trail was in good conditions. For…

Skip Sedona Madness – Hike like a Beat

Wonderful high desert hike, away from the crowds of other Sedona trails. Driving in we past several packed parking lots for other trailheads, with hikers/bikers/kids/dogs/UTVs.…

Bear Mountain ????

Challenging hike but gorgeous weather! Lots of cactus flowers and a decent breeze.

Bear with me

Beautiful scenery throughout with colorful wild flowers right from start of the trail. Once you gain some elevation the views of Sedona are spectacular. It…

First One in the Books

We got started a little later than we had hoped, but driving up from Phoenix in the morning it was what worked for us. Fortunately…

Made Bear my B!^#%

We started up the wrong trail (Doe) not seeing any signs for Bear Mt trailhead and got almost a mile up and then realized our…

Bear is not spelt D-O-E, ugh

So we normally hike with the same group every week, but is didn’t work out for this hike. We were minus our photographer and navigator.…

Bear

Awesome early morning hike with beautiful view.

Bear Mountain early morning hike

I hiked to the summit with 2 friends this morning. It was sunny and cool for late May. We climbed quickly up and over a…

Beast of a bear !!

Extremely hot ????, bring plenty of water. No shade , rocky trail

Bear Mtn

Great hike! Hiked bear mountain May 18 last year. Bit warmer and more bugs but still beautiful and just as challenging. Departed Peoria at 5:30a..…

Man vs. bear mountain

Used every bit of shade I could find. I started at 6:30 am, but it was still pretty warm with all the direct sun. Great…

There’s More?????

I’m new to this challenge and my husband is my partner in this adventure. We started our hike at 8 in the morning, a nice…

Bear Mountain

Great hike. Started around 7 am and weather was great. Hard hike, especially after very little hiking with covid 19 lockdown. Great to be back…

Grin & Bear It!

Perfect day for a hike! The weather could not have been better with a high of 77 degrees. My 29 year old son who is…

Grin & Bear It!

Bear Mt. is a bear of a hike! 800 feet of elevation per mile so you are either hitting the gas or the brakes. Every…

Burly Bear

Gorgeous Mother’s Day hike! Comfortable temps in early May. We are still under physical distsncing, so few people on the trail. Pretty clear markings, though…

#1 Bear Mountain

It took me 1 hour and 10 minutes to the summit.  It was a moderately intense hike.  Short and quick.

A Bear of a Hike

This was a challenging one for me, but I made it! I took my dog on this trail for a sunrise hike before it got…

Bear Mountain “Bear of a hike”

A great challenging hike. Started on the trail a 5:30 am temp was 60 degrees definitely worth the early morning drive to get the starting…

Bear Mountain

The trail in good condition has a few knee-high step-ups. Great views at the top really enjoyed this hike. Start early very little to no…

Is this really 4.5 miles?

The weather was an amazing 80 something degree day compared to hot Phoenix (which I absolutely love… don’t get me wrong).  This trail is definitely…

Bear with Me…

Hiked this trail with my 72 yr old uncle. We started early, but took our time ascending and descending. Eventually got caught out in the…

Bear

Besides all the bees swarming around us, this was a hard but awesome hike! Beautiful day

DONE!!! Six Pack Of Peaks Arizona

“The obstacle is the path.” That was my mantra for this first challenge. June 19 – Rallied friends and registered #1 – June 22, Mt.…

Right at the finish line….

Last one! We finished the six-pack of peaks! We were very efficient hikers. We were not so much good at keeping up with the logging.…

Sneaky the Bear

Bear mountain was deceptive, slippery, and very cold! Although beautiful with magnificent views, Bear had a nasty false summit. The trail was unique with large…

Just in time! Finished

It was a beautiful day for a hike. It’s definitely a tough one, decent amount of scrambling, lots of natural “stairs”. Beautiful views from the…

Sunday Bear Scramble

Despite not getting to the trailhead until noon, I was still able to find a parking spot, and the trail was less busy than when…

Bear Mountain, Sedona

Great hike in Sedona. Beautiful views to take in while resting on the relentless climb to the top! Weather was great, trail elements were typical…

Bear Mountain

Started a bit late for such a warm day, but took lots of breaks in the shade. No summit pics – phone died halfway up…

Exposed

When you hike this trail, you need to pick a cool day, start early and take lots of water. The trail is exposed to the…

Bear Mountain Beauty

Tough, steep climb through lots of rocks but spectacular view of the Sedona red rocks.  

Cool day with cool views

Tough steep climb, but views get better and better as you go up!  Requires some mild scrambling in parts.  Got lucky with a nice cool…

Bear Mtn

Gorgeous red rock views. Steep but relatively short. Not as exposed as I expected based on reviews on other sites/apps. Doesn’t compare to the Wilson…

Ketchup

Bear Mountain was no joke! This was a pretty tough hike. I feel like it was harder than Kendrick Peak. The incline and rock scrambling …

Number 2 out of 6!

With the amigo hiking like there’s no tomorrow. This hike after doing Humphrey Peak & Grand Canyon to the river and back to back got…

Bear Mountain Trail

As long as you follow the white paint marks you’re good to go.  There is some rock scaling so make sure you have good hiking…

Big Beastly Bear Mountain

Travel time up and down Strava – 2:47 of course we snacked on delicious goodies with a smorgasbord at the summit. Not heavily trafficked, worth…

Top of the Connecticut

This was one really easy hike and a really long drive :). Compared to the White Mountains, where I usually hike this was an easy,…

A Bear of a Hike

Short but very tough hike.  Lots of sun exposure this time of year so very warm.  Beautiful views all the way but especially on top. …

Hot, hot, hot

Bear Mountain is a beautiful but challenging hike that is best hiked when the weather is more temperate. We began at 9am (later than we…

Bear Mtn SweatFest

Not a long hike, but it’s tough – don’t underestimate the distance!  Take plenty of water and allow yourself time to enjoy it.

Bear Mountain

I hiked this with my mom and we had lots of fun! Took a lot longer than expected, but a well worth hike! Took about…

The Beginning of the End

Another fantastic hike!  Almost missed the parking lot for the trail coming from the north down 41.  Included a picture which might help.  The bugs…

Bear Mountain is a Bear!

Got off to a much later start than planned due to a comedy of errors. Didn’t get on the trail until shortly after 9:00. Since…

Bear-ly Made it Mountain

First peak of the challenge 🙂 Hike was awesome! There were a few times we thought we had made it to the peak but still…

Bear is a BEAR!

Wow!  First time up Bear, and it’s work!  I’d rank it harder than Wilson, Kendrick, and O’Leary, with scrambling required in some areas.  Views are…

Ant trail

Great hike! Lots of incline and of course it was pretty warm given it’s mid summer. Lots of ants all over the trail which was…

Ruck to the Top

What a perfect day for a hike! My Dad, Stepmother, Sister and her Dog Winnie started at the Undermountain Trailhead Parking lot. Geared up with…