Day Hike - Bean & Earl Peaks


Day Hike - Bean & Earl Peaks

Earl Peak, just below Bean Peak (skipping the final ascent/scramble) and lots of wildflowers in and around the Bean Creek Basin. A lot of the route is loose rock, steep, bootpaths, (if you haven't already hiked with me this year, please send a photo of your vaccination card, you can block everything except your name and second shot information if you wish).

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,006 ft
  • Pace: 1.50 average, no maximum

8:30 AM at the turnoff to the Bean Creek Trailhead, very specific directions will be provided, for now, here is a link

A very tough hike, 5500' of gain and loss over 11 miles, the slope averages 1000' per mile. The steepest stuff has some gravel and loose rocks, With that said, the peaks, ridges, and wildflowers we will see and visit will be amazing! 


Bean Creek Basin

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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