Bearfence Mountain is a short but challenging rock scramble, with echoes of Piatra Mica in Romania. Hike the Piatra Craiului Mountains without a passport or an airplane or an international layover! Who knows how we’re supposed to get anywhere in Europe now that Britain has Brexited and Heathrow-to-Europe is an international border crossing?
Max elevation: 3555 ft
Min elevation: 3244 ft
Total climbing: 633 ft
Total descent: -535 ft
Average speed: 15.63 mi/h
Total time: 01:20:19
It begins with pinchy climbs over pointy rocks, and equally pinchy descents.
Then the vista opens up.
I tried and failed to capture the scale.
So Dar will illustrate.
The ridge dropped off to each side, forming a rock bridge.
It’s a fairly lengthy bridge.
After which you get to go down again!
There are domains to be surveyed as if we were the first to ever see them.
You could reverse-scramble back to the beginning, but we had an additional hike on our agenda for the day, so we took the non-scrambly path back through the woods.
|Elevation Gain||384 feet|
|Moving Time||57 minutes|
|Total Time||1 hour, 20 minutes|
|Average Pace||23 minutes per mile / 2.6 mph|