Peak:  "Golden Bear Peak" (13er)
 Route:  North Ridge
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  dolfh
 Date of Info:  02/02/2019
 Date Posted:  02/03/2019

A few parking spots were available at the West Portal of Eisenhower Tunnel. Sign at the parking area warns that "avalanche blasting can occur at any time". Easy path to follow north up the basin to 12,000 feet. Some floatation required. Relatively difficult to gain the ridge because of steepness and deep snow. I followed a skin track to gain the ridge on the west side of the basin 3/4 of a mile north of Coon Hill (12,200). Straightforward hiking on the ridge around to "Golden Bear" with shallow snow and a couple of minor points to negotiate. Lots of backcountry skiing and snowboard activity in the area.

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