Smoky and Windy

I could not find any trail head only a sign (pictured below).  The day started out fairly clear but became increasingly smoky and windy as…

Mt. Bachelor

Weather was amazing! Hike ended up about 8+ miles though with the West Village start because the closer trailhead was closed. Lots of rocks to…

Mt Bachelor Saturday

Nice Saturday with Dano, Pam, Melissa, and Alan.  Views good despite smoke from fires.  Some awesome runners on trail an friendly doggers too.  As usual…

Mt Bachelor Like Never Before

Thank goodness for the input from previous hikers and a trail runner we saw finishing  his run and emerging from the woods as we were…

Mount Bachelor

Sunset hike with my Six Packs partner Tanya Stephens. I’ve done Bachelor twice before and now I will only do sunset or sunrise hikes on…

Mount Bachelor Sunset

Started at trailhead before 6pm. We climbed over two trees. A gradual climb, switchbacks, rock scramble, and  areas not as steep to allow heartbeat to…

Mount Bachelor

I started too far East of the actually trail near Little Pine lift, ended up scrambling up a very steep hill and cutting back west…

second hike of the challenge

Beautiful hike! Parked along the road due to gate being closed at parking lot entrance. Trail is very well maintained and easy to follow. Summit…

Bachelor at Sunrise

Hit Starbucks drive-through on Colorado at 5:00am. Was on the trail by 5:30am. The temperature was perfect for hiking, and although the sun hadn’t risen…

Mount Bachelor

Parked On the road by sunrise lodge off hwy. started at bachelor trail head which is to the right of the chair lift. We took…

Sunrise Summit to Bachelor

Totally worth getting an early start to watch the sunrise on the way up, plus to beat the heat (started hiking at 5:30 am). Also…

Mt. Bachelor Hike

We took advantage of the perfect weather and hiked Bachelor for the first time this year. We left from the Sunrise Lodge and took the…

Seriously hot summit

Mt. Bachelor was my first ever summit in August 2019, so going back after a whole year of hiking & climbing was awesome. It was…

Mt Bachelor

Great hike up to the summit! No snow fields across the trail. My dog enjoyed some adjacent snow, but we didn’t have to cross any.…

Mt Bachelor with my Bad Ass GF…

Awesome hike with great views north and south of the Cascade Range.  Cool multiple buttes on top above the summit chair lift…

Beautiful Weather for a Hike

Few snowfields to cross, microspikes and/or trekking poles are helpful, rain pants if you want to glissade down. Only saw 1 other person the entire…

Mount Bachelor

This was my favorite and most challenging of the hikes due to waiting till snow to hike it. The weather was awesome, a little wind…

Mt Bachelor #2ndTimesTheCharm

Mt. Bachelor. Man did we have our struggles with this one. We 1st attempted to do this hike late afternoon on a Thursday and we…

Bachelor Adventure

Finally made it back to Bend and ready to hike Mt. Bachelor.  Originally pondered to climb in June but there was still heavy snow pack…

Mountain Mo’s summit Bachelor

Mt. Bachelor is the Mountain Mo’s 4 peak.  It was a perfect sunny and warm day.  3.5 hrs. after parking at Dutchman and crossing the…

Mt. Bachelor

Great hike.  Followed the trail that opened today from west village to the summit trail.  Clear day.  A bit windy and chilly at the top. …

Day hike followed by Bike & Brew

We got a bit turned around as we didn’t know we had to start at the West Village Lodge, but once we ended up where…

Mt Bachelor and Butterflies

Trailhead is closed due to construction at Sunrise Lodge. We were told to follow a “service road” to get to the trail and Found the…

Bachy friday

I’ve always hiked the trail up so I decided to hike up the north side of the mountain. It was steep but the mild wind…

That’s a Wrap on the Challenge!

Today I completed the challenge!!! Last week I finished South Sister so today’s hike, although a little challenging, it was nothing compared to that hike.…

Day 3: Three Days, Three Mountains

Another day, another mountain.  We were up early and on the trail at Bachelor…despite caution tape at the trailhead.  It was a great hike…in preparation…

Mt Bachelor in Summer

Arrived at the trailhead at 8 am. Only saw one person going up who was skiing the snow patches next to the trail.  Looked like…

Mt Bachelor in Summer

Arrived at the trailhead at 8 am. Only saw one person going up who was skiing the snow patches next to the trail.  Looked like…

Mt Bachelor in Summer

Arrived at the trailhead at 8 am. Only saw one person going up who was skiing the snow patches next to the trail.  Looked like…

Rocky Summit

I came out with my mom and we started up around 8:30am. We took lots of breaks and snacked along the way. Only a few…

Mt Bachelor

Beautiful hike with the Bend Hiking Meetup. 10 people signed up. 10 showed up. 10 summited. One short snowfield to cross, but traction not required.…

Mt Bachelor

Couple patches of snow that made it challenging to decipher where the trail went but figured it out.  Someone had painted white directional  arrows which…

5 down 1 to go!

Park outside of the coned off area at the entrance, all of the vehicles had tickets on the windshields that was parked inside the cones.…

Mt. Bachelor – Back for Seconds

We returned from our defeat the day before, hungry for a successful summit. This time, we brought all the requisite gear for safe ascent; microspikes,…

Bachelor

We started at the lower parking lot. There was a lot of haze and smoke that day, but the views from the top were still…

Blissful Bachelor

Solo hike for me while I listed to the audiobook Being Mortal. Sunny weather. A little windy at the top. A little chilly on the…

A Chilly Mount Bachelor Summit

The hike was great. It was a tad windy and chilly at the top but a great way to see the top of Bachelor without…

Switchbackin’

This was a great hike and the views from the top were fantastic.

Mt. Bachelor

Great day for a hike, pretty windy and chilly at top. Some dude was running the trail to the peak it and was impressed but…

Mount Bachelor Summit Soreness

It was a beautiful day for a hike. The weather was perfect. The hike is fine until you cross the service road about halfway up.…

Mount Bachelor

Beautiful day for a hike. No smoke. Saw 1 wildflower.

Bachelor Lung Buster

Hiked Bachelor yesterday (8/19), got lucky, as today is very smoky outside and you can’t see the mountains from Bend. Hazy, smoky skies yesterday, partial…

Mount Bachelor

Most of the smoke that had been lingering in town cleared out for the day and we had a pretty clear hike. We started at…

Mount Bachelor

It was a nice, sunny day. There were a lot of people in the trailhead.

Mount Bachelor

This trail is rocky and steep. We took our dog and she had to wear booties for most of the hike. We went on a…

Pike Place

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Bachy butte

Slow start to the day, but hike went smooth. Great weather for a hike. Finished the day off with fish tacos before I head up…

Mount Bachelor

Great, it wasn’t hot and got colder as I went uo the trail.

Smoky Mount Bachelor

Great hike even in the smoke! I was a little nervous as we headed out of town because we couldn’t even see the mountains from…

Boppin Up Bachelor!!

Smokey today, but not too bad! I was amazed at the tree coverage for a lot of the hike and the last mile or so…

Clear Skies on Mount Bachelor

The smoke cleared and the temperatures dipped, and we heard the mountains calling! We just had to decide which peak to tackle next: Maiden Peak…

Rock on!

This hike was easier than I expected. It’s not the prettiest trail of the challenge but well worth it for the views. The last half…

Bluebird Sky Day with Wind

We started a bit after 10 am. The first half was a breeze, second half slower due to rocky terrain. Winds were whipping and it…

Windy Mount Bachelor

On an expected cool day, the sun blazed but the wind blew to control the temps. Started about 10am with lots of people on the…

Magnificent Mt. Bachelor!

Simply gorgeous! A beautiful day, the trail was easy to find, and switchbacks helped toward the summit.

Mount Bachelor

Boom! Check Mt. Bachelor off. #sixpeakssufferfest #sixpackofpeaks #mountains #teamrwb

Easy Peasy

Wow! Couldn’t have asked for better weather. Superfun hike – started in the trees, then above the treeline. Was fun to explore the summit for…

Hiking up a Down Mountain

I always have felt a bit silly hiking on ski mountains. Watching people ride a gondola or lift to the summit while I schlep myself…

First Time Not Paying

First time not paying to be at the Summit! Got an early start, no other way to go in this heat. Legs are sore!

Mt Bachelor

Hike was clear and dry with only a few patches of snow. A bit chillier on the top and some hazy skies. But still great…

PNW Tour: Mount Bachelor

Patches of snow along the trail made for a fun morning hike. There was still snow along the path where people ski so we had…