Thursday, September 26, 2013
West Bear to East Bear loop hike 9-26-13
We went up the West Bear cr. trail for about 3 miles, met a trail maintenance crew up the trail about 1.5 miles putting in water bars and general maintenance. We traversed up the ridge to the East as far as we could, then scrambled the rest of the way to the top. We found a nice spot for our lunch and rested a few minutes and then we came down through a huge grove of aspen that was turning colors, then though some spruce and then through another large aspen grove that hadn't turned yet. We struck the East Bear trail in the middle of the aspen grove, it was about 2 miles from one trail to the other. From there it was an easy hour back to the truck...............
We are leaving in the morning for Mary's oldest sisters' funeral, will be back in a few days.