Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Good News! Bridge Mtn via Fern Canyon - Better

The  Bridge Mtn via Fern Canyon route is one of the best routes to Bridge Mtn. Why?

  • It's a fun route
  • It's challenging
  • It's scenic
  • No driving the Rocky Gap Road.


How is the route better now?


About halfway up the wash there was either a very brushy workaround or a very difficult climb, even with the rope. Now there's a third option: The recent rains created a tunnel! The tunnel an easy climb through, though tight for larger hikers. They will have to take their packs off.

The red arrow points to the tunnel.
Stats for this hike:
Hike: Bridge Mtn via Fern Creek (North Fork of Pine Creek) — route
Trailhead: Pine Creek — marked
Distance: 6.5 miles — up and back
Elevation gain: 3,200 feet
Elevation of peak: 6,940 feet
Time: 5 to 6 hours – up and back
Difficulty: 5
Danger level: 4
Class: 3+
How easy to follow: 5
Children: no