Bearjack Ridge loop

  • Date:
    2012/10/28
    Car-to-car:
    7 hours 7 minutes
    Elevation gain:
    2,900 feet
    Trip type:
    scramble
    USGS quad:
    Red Top Mountain
    In:
    Teanaway
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  • We parked on Road 9730 (Jack Creek) immediately south of Bearjack Ridge West and headed up a ridge on the SW side of the west peak.
    We parked on Road 9730 (Jack Creek) immediately south of Bearjack Ridge West and headed up a ridge on the SW side of the west peak.
  • Surprisingly, we found a light trail up the ridge with the brush pruned back.
    Surprisingly, we found a light trail up the ridge with the brush pruned back.
  • Western Larches!
    Western Larches!
  • Big Leaf Maple!
    Big Leaf Maple!
  • Carla and Jack passing a Ponderosa Pine.
    Carla and Jack passing a Ponderosa Pine.
  • The summit of Bearjack Ridge West.
    The summit of Bearjack Ridge West.
  • The Bearjack Ridge West register.
    The Bearjack Ridge West register.
  • Admiring the larches.
    Admiring the larches.
  • A Bordens brand milk shake can.  Good for children?!?
    A Bordens brand milk shake can. Good for children?!?
  • Matt found some larch branches on the ground and decided to take them home.
    Matt found some larch branches on the ground and decided to take them home.
  • It was brushy in a few spots.
    It was brushy in a few spots.
  • The Bearjack Ridge East register.
    The Bearjack Ridge East register.
  • After spending an hour on the summit of Bearjack Ridge East, we headed down the SE ridge.
    After spending an hour on the summit of Bearjack Ridge East, we headed down the SE ridge.
  • Carla, Jeff, and Jack on point 4,760'+, SE of the east summit of Bearjack.
    Carla, Jeff, and Jack on point 4,760'+, SE of the east summit of Bearjack.
  • Lindsay, Matt, and Tom examine a trash cache.  MREs, sitting pad, candy, it was kind of interesting.  We packed most of it out.
    Lindsay, Matt, and Tom examine a trash cache. MREs, sitting pad, candy, it was kind of interesting. We packed most of it out.
  • Lindsay admiring the Ponderosa Pines.
    Lindsay admiring the Ponderosa Pines.
  • Back on Road 9730.
    Back on Road 9730.

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