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,…

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.

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 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…

Bear Mountain

Great, challenging hike! Made it to the top in just under 1.5 hours and I was movin’! Some of the best scenery I’ve witnessed on…

Bear Mountain

5:30 am start, 7:10 summit, 8:30 am finish. Awesome doing this trail early in the morning – it just started to heat up by the…

Fox vs. Bear

We didn’t realize that you can’t see Bear Mountain from the trailhead and thought we’d reached the top way before we actually did. This hike…

2 down

So… this hike was hard! I would definitely start early, we finished before noon and it was already 95 degrees (90% exposed, few trees for…

Beautiful Bear Mountain

This was a very enjoyable hike with great views at the top. Lots of ripe wild blueberries along the trail and very minimal amount of…

Bear Mountain

Hike#3. Started little after 5am to avoid heat.  Best views of sunrise, hot air balloons.  One of my favorites!

Bear Mountain

Heed fellow hikers warning start this early at or before 7am in the middle of summer. I generally use my trekking poles, however, I quickly…

Bear Mountain

First time on the trail, found it well marked.  Was more of a challenge than I anticipated.  Steady uphill climb with many false summits. Not…

One down, five to go! Bear Mountain done.

Great weather today. Little evidence of yesterday’s rain. Trail in good shape. Foliage summer growth made trail a bit narrow in a few spots. Blueberries…

Bear Mountain

This hike rates as one of the more beautiful hikes I have ever done. The views are spectacular and pictures do not do it justice.…

Bear Mtn

Great trail with lots of steep climbing. Rocky in spots.

So Altitude’s a Thing, Huh?

Having been hiking and crawling all over the Superstitions and other trails in the valley, I felt super ready to get started with the first…

Bear Mountain Hike

Hiked Bear Mountain on 6/29 with a small group and a dog. It was about 85 degrees during the hike and towards the end of…

Bear Mountain Climb

This is a great hike — a lot of climbing for a shorter hike, but well worth the effort.  Weather was just about perfect.  82…

Bear Mountain

Great day, weather was pretty warm. Beautiful views of Sedona! Loved it.

A Bear of a Bear Mt

Pay attention for the white markers, easy to get off trail. Clocked this at 5 miles roundtrip with 2k elevation gain. Took longer than it…

It’s a BEAR alright!

Very well-marked and well-maintained trail (just follow the white diamonds if you’re not sure which way to go).  Hiked with 1 other adult and 2…

CT’s Tallest

Easy to moderate hike with a gradual uphill. The top is magnificent with stunning views. Well marked trails. Weather was great.

This Mountain was a BEAR!

A beautiful hike!  We got an early start, which ended up being a blessing, because it warmed up quickly.   Lots of gain in a…

Almost UnBearable

This was the trail that almost never ended until it did. We started as a group of 4 but only 1 made it to the…

Bear Mountain

Started a little later than we would have liked -10a so it was a hot hike. 5 miles round trip and steep!!!  Beautiful views the…

Bear

Steep….uses some different muscles.

Bear Mountain

Until the saddle, very slow and tedious stepping up on boulders. Great views at the saddle, the peak is crowded with bushes and no good…

It truly was a bear

This trail just kept going up and up. The directions on how to get to the trail head are not accurate from this website so…

Mama Bear

Another adventure in the book of Kassie & Kelly! Not only did we we complete the first peak of the summer 6-peak challenge, we faced…

Keep the Faith

Got out of Phoenix a little later than planned, arriving at trailhead around 8:30am. Had to park along the main road, but the vending machine…

Bear Mountain in June

Trail is pretty much up or down, not a lot of flat hiking. But there are shady oasis along the trail and the views from…

Bear Mountain

This trail was great. We started the hike at 8am and The weather is pretty hot. I would suggest to go much early at this…

Bear Mountain with the Bees…

Hot But Fun…  great butt kicker of a hike up Bear Mountain from the parking lot. We started it a little late, 8 a.m. ,…

Bear Mountain Beer Breakfast!

Great Saturday morning hike! Wife & I started at 7am, 62 degrees at the start. Got to the top at 9:20, and back at the…

A Bear of a hike

2051 feet in elevation and 4.92 miles. 1999 elevation done in first 2.5 miles.

Bear Mountain June 8th 2019

Warm day but not too hot. Perfect weather but start hiking early. Moderately tough hike but totally worth it.

Get Your Climb On!

I was excited to be back at Bear Mountain and actually summit the mountain this trip. I hiked this trail only once before with my…

Bear Mountain – Saw No Bears!

The weather was beautiful for Bear Mountain today – sunny and low 80s, with clouds rolling in near the end of the hike. When I…

The Bear is a Bitch!

Well, technically she’d be called a sow but you get the point.  This is a tough hike when you’re out of shape (like me) and…

Smooth climb to Bear Mtn summit

nice smooth climb to the top.  Great trail, nice view from the top.  Weather was warm but not hot.  Perfect day for a hike!

Sedona’s Bear Mountain

My husband and I climbed Bear Mountain in Sedona.  A solid 5 miles of exposed trail provided expansive views. It took us about 3 hours…

BEARING IT ALL

It’s getting hot! Get this done earlier in the morning or sunrise

A Bear

This trail is 2 miles of steep.

First one done

Weather was beautiful, great trail! About 3 and a half hour hike. The best views are not at the top.

The growling bear

The trail is in great condition & is well marked. There is little shade so bring plenty of water. Great views & blooming cacti &…

Resemblance of a good life!

Life and hiking mountains are alike.  You start slow and flat (kind of), then start climbing… then you think you have reached the top… to…

Bear Mountain Beauty

Trail conditions were good. Beautiful, sunny day, not too hot. Beautiful views in all directions. Did much better than expected taking into account my limited…

Bear Mountain Sedona

It was a beautiful hike. The weather was in the high 70’s- low 80’s, sunny with a nice breeze. There were parts of the trail…

Bear Mountain was a BEAR

Bear Mountain trail is an awesome hike although I wish I would have done it a week or two ago because it was very warm,…

Bear Mountain Sedona, Az

Always beautiful sights in the Sedona area! Great trail that is marked well with white markings on the rocks. When you summit, if you continue…

Bear Mountain

Tough hike but well worth the effort great views definitely a butt kicker.  

Bear of a Mountain

This one was a late afternoon hike, almost like a sunset hike. The first big surprise was that Memorial Day is a Fee Free Day…

Windy Bear

Trail well marked unless talking too much🤪!

Bear Mountain

Trail conditions were good – we had perfect weather for hiking in the Sedona sun.  To park at the trailhead, you must display a Red…

Beautiful day up on Bear Mountain!

It was a beautiful Saturday morning-we started on the trail about 8AM, it was cool but we warmed up fast with the climbing starting quickly…

Bear Mountain

Warm day with a nice cool breeze. I really enjoyed coming up over the first flat area and seeing the peak 😝 lots of lizards.…

Bear Mountain

An awesome hike! A little more rock climbing than I’m used to.

Bear of a time

Amazing hiking day!  Total mileage was 6.2 miles .  The weather was perfect !  Definitely a great way to celebrate a weekend without rain

Totally Bear~able

Great day! Weather was perfect not to hot,  cool at the summit with the breeze.  Tiny bit muddy, nothing unbearable, my shoes stayed dry! Little…

Chasing the Bear

Cloudy day in the Secret Wildnerness with a brisk wind dancing up Fay Canyon. The cool weather made for perfect conditions when chasing the Bear.…

Bear Mountain Mud & Fun

Hike was great, pretty warm day with a little humidity. Fairly mud during beginning of trail but dried out the higher we went. Lots of…

Mounting the Bear

I am new to hiking and decided to take on the challenge.  Purchased some trekking poles at the REI sale which made the hike successful. …

Bear Witness

Amazing views.  Well worth it.  The scramble up and down is hard but not too terribly long.  The last stretch to the top is hard…

Waking up the Bear

Fantastic hike. Steeper than I expected in spots but well worth the effort when you get to the top. Trail markers throughout to keep you…

Wrestling the Bear

Loved this hike!! The climb up was exhilarating, challenging but never to the point I desired to stop.  The views were breathtaking.  I’ve lived in…

Bear means Brrrr

We knew it was a forecast of rain and cool temperatures – when we left Vermont we were looking at 60-degree forecasts in our local…

Sometimes it Snows in May

My husband and I hiked Bear Mountain on Sunday, May 12. It was cold and raining steadily as we drove to the trail head and…

1/6

Trail markers were just redone and helped a lot navigating the trail. Weather was in the 60s but the sun was blazing hot.🥵 The views…

Conquered The Bear

Ron and I took on Bear Mountain as our second summit in the Six Pack of Peaks Arizona Summer Series. We are both climbing with…

Beast Mode

Morning was looking promising no clouds. Trail is marked by white sprayed on short lines. If you have short legs like mine, I had to…

Good starter

We got an early start and headed to Sedona. The weather was just cold enough for a long sleeve shirt but still wore hiking shorts.…

Bear Mountain

Was expecting some rain but the start time allow us to do the RT without any rain! It was a beautiful day and it was…

Conquering the Bear

Hike was great! I did the hike with my boyfriend. We started out around 1 so it was a little warm when the sun was…

A bear of a hike

We were trying to not get rained on there was thunder so didn’t spend much time at the top was a lot of rock climbing …

Bear Mountain Picnic

Spectacular views the entire hike! More challenging than we expected but lots of “up” is fun so no complaints! It took us 1.5 hours to…

Bear Mountain Beat Down

Weather was amazing, right around 70 degrees and sunny when we hit the trail.  Clouds came in, dropped to mid 60s – absolutely perfect.  Trail…

Blooming flowers on Bear Mt.

The previous 2 days saw rainfall in the Sedona & Verde Valley areas. In spite of this, the trail dried well overnight and was in…

Bear

Trails we’re in good condition. No rain today, yay.

Bear Naked

Another great hike, though getting there was an experience. As we made our way from the valley we hit some very heavy rain and hail…

Naked and Afraid?

He was naked, I was afraid! After a brief break to catch my breath, I heard Chris talking to someone just ahead of me, when…

Attack the Bear

Great hike with friends! Trail was is great condition. 3 hours of hiking with additional 30 minutes enjoying the views up top. Stunning views all…

Bear of a Hike

Great workout and loads of wildflowers… like walking in a garden!!

Bear Mountain trail summit

Beautiful trail and scenery!! Elevation not at high as Elden last week.. but some high butt kicking steps and climbing!  Another DOPE day with my…

Bear Mountain with my son

Got off to an early start. 60 degrees at 7am. Constant step ups and walking on angled sandstone. Magnificent views of Sedona, Cottonwood and all…