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Bear Mountain (Sedona Area)

Description: Enjoy super Sedona scenery, and get an aerobic workout – all at the same time! The trail is an in/out trail that climbs up a series of mesas – each on top of the other. The result is four steep climbs, with plateaus in between them. Amazing views are to be had both north into Sedona, and south towards Jerome (especially from the top!). As usual, we'll eat lunch at the top, and then head back down.
Difficulty: Difficult, Total Distance: 5 miles (5 hour total hike time – its not long, but it is steep)
Start Elevation: 4500 ft, Elevation Gain: 1870 ft (net), 2620 ft up/750 ft down
Drive Time: 2 hours, Water to Bring: 2 liters
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00am - Pyle Recreation Center
Leader: Ron
Minimum Attendees Required: 3
RSVP By: Friday, September 20, 7:00pm
Directions to Trail Head: Drive up I17 to Sedona Exit (HW 179).  Go up HW179 through Sedona, and take State Rd 89A south.  Take Dry Creek Road to your right once through Sedona.  When it tees, take a left onto Boynton Pass Road.  When this road tees, take a left again.  Proceed to Bear Mtn trail head (which will be on your left).
Special Instructions: I like to carpool, but if anyone wants to meet at the trailhead, let me know. Red Rock passes are required - they are $5 per car and can be purchased at the ranger station along SR 179 on the way to Sedona (I have one annual pass for one car). Directions are shown in this trip report. Bring lunch/trail snacks.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike and great company! Thanks for hosting, Ron

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    GREAT HIKE. THANKS RON FOR LEADING US! GREAT GROUPS OF PEOPLE!

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ron, I will be meeting at the Bell Road and Denny's location!
    See y'all tomorrow!

    1 · September 20, 2013

    • brad g.

      great to meet & drive with you. looking forward to a walk on Friday if you want - your phone # did not come across to me -[masked]

      September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry - at the last minute concern about my knee

    September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      hey Delisse - the feeling is mutual - been wondering all week - 'should I, shouldn't I' - and last nite i couldnt sleep having visions of being carried back made the decision - i think today i am going to go local and long to test it out - if i have difficulties i will go to a doctor -

      September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      oops also meant to say this getting older stuff %^&#$#^* - i used to run the trails of south mountain like a fucking gazelle!

      September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I had to cancel this hike, yesterday I had two of my wisdom teeth extracted and I'm in horrible pain, I didn't know I will be in such a pain, hopefully I can do the next Saturday hike...

    September 20, 2013

  • Delisse G.

    Ron & Group, I'm so sorry but I hurt my knee badly playing tennis last night. I'm not coming tomorrow. I'll miss hiking with you all.

    September 20, 2013

  • Ronald H.

    The weather for Saturday looks like low 80's with a 10% chance of rain. Thats good enough for me! As of now, we have 10 people at Pyle (we'll meet at 7am, be out by 7:15), Delise, Dina and Brad will meet us at the Bell rd denny's at 7:45 ish, and Clyde will meet us at the trail head (prolly sometime around 10-10:30 ish). My cell is (480)[masked] if anyone needs to contact me. See you all Sat morning!

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'd love to go, but its looking more and more like i'll need to work on Saturday to meet a deadline. so i'll open up a spot for someone else :-(

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i will meet group at the TH

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, have to cancel. Hopefully this opens up a spot for someone else! :)

    September 18, 2013

  • Jeremy P.

    Nevermind, guess i will train a bit on somo. I still need to turn in my form.

    September 18, 2013

  • Jeremy P.

    Put me on!

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to cancel this one but I got a free stay in Laughlin for the weekend. I'm happy to see Delisse can now go! Hope to see you soon. Have a great hike!!!

    September 17, 2013

    • Delisse G.

      Delisse is happy, too. We do well playing 16 in roulette. Have fun!

      September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone!
    Anyone willing to give me a ride from I17 & bell, I would appreciate it. I will pitch in for gas and all other extras.

    August 20, 2013

    • brad g.

      I will be@ Bell &17 Dennys by 7:30 with room for 3

      September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was hoping to make this my first outing with the group, but I managed to break my leg on Wednesday! Looks like I'm out of the game until November. =(

    September 15, 2013

    • Delisse G.

      That IS bad. Heal quickly.

      1 · September 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks all...had a positive meeting with my specialist today and I may only be out until mid October, maybe sooner! Enjoy the hike!!

      September 16, 2013

  • brad g.

    Looking forward to a hike in Sedona. Would like to carpool as well (more friendly than driving solo).

    September 16, 2013

  • Joe V.

    Ron, I will meet you and the group at Pyle. Looking forward to this hike.

    September 15, 2013

  • Ronald H.

    Yes, we can stop by the Bell rd Denny's on the way by. It'll probably be 7:45 ish by the time we get there (wandering soles time). As always, let me know if you want to meet us at the Denny's, or at the trial head in advance so I know who will be where. See you all next week!

    September 14, 2013

  • Delisse G.

    Hi Ron, Last time we had a meet up at 7:00 am at Pyle and then another group at Denny's, the Pyle group was able to all get together and be at Denny's by around 7:35 - I think. Can we say that the group reporting to Denny's at I-17 & Bell meet at 7:30? You know we all wanna be hikin' ASAP. :-) And I'll also be at Denny's whatever time you say.

    September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Ronald, Sounds great, Hopefully from there I can ride with someone...

    August 21, 2013

  • Ronald H.

    We'll add a second meet site art the Bell rd I17 Dennys for people living up north. It'll probably be in the 7:45 to 8:00 am time frame (we'll still be meeting at Pyle @ 7:00 am).

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ron, I live in Central Phoenix so would prefer to meet at the trailhead or at a point on I-17. Which would work best and what time?

    July 14, 2013

    • Ronald H.

      We can meet up at the Bell rd Dennys at 7:45 or so along the way if that works for folk who live up north.

      August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I could also meet the group at the Denny's at I17 and Bell Road...

    July 14, 2013

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