Wednesday, 12/10/2014, Tour d'Boulder Mountain: Bear Peak 8461', S Boulder Peak 8549', Fire, & Flood
After a couple of cancellations due to ice & snow, conditions are looking better!This trip will summit both "8ers" on Boulder Mountain and also provide close up looks at the effects of fire and flood. It involves about a half mile of off-trail travel for which we will have a permit and will follow low-impact guidelines.From the clubroom, we'll organize a carpool for the short 2 mile drive to the trailhead at the end of Cragmoor Rd. We'll ascend the N Fork Shanahan trail and Fern Canyon trail 2700' in just 2.4 miles to the summit of Bear Peak. After Bear, we'll follow the trail over to S Boulder Peak, then descend back to the saddle and leave the trail for a traverse through the heart of a burn area from the 2012 Flagstaff fire. Next, it's marked trails back to the car, including 3 miles down Bear Canyon where we'll have a close up look at the effects of the 2013 floods.Come on out and join us for this fun & interesting hike! Please bring microspikes or other traction devices as there could still be some icy spots on the trail.
Leader: Gary Johnston
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 8, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 3100
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