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Rich County - Bridger Peak
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2022-07-31  
2014-09-24  
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Rich County - Bridger PeakNorthern, UT
Northern, UT
Hiking2.97 Miles 1,133 AEG
Hiking2.97 Miles   1 Hour   59 Mns   1.73 mph
1,133 ft AEG      16 Mns Break
 
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Let's drink to old Jim Bridger
yes lift your glasses high
As long as there's the USA
don't let his memory die


After hiking Naomi Peak in the morning, I made the 30 minute drive over to the TH for a hike to Bridger Peak, the Rich County highpoint.

From the TH I could see the trail making a steep climb up a hillside, so off I went. It was a steep climb, but was doable. I got up below some cliff bands/rock outcroppings, and headed off-trail to get beyond the cliffs/rocks. There were some gaps to go through, and I was able to keep the hike to class 1 or maybe class 1+.

Once past the rocks I was in a forest, but it was fairly easy to find gaps through the trees and vegetation. Things opened up as I got closer to the summit, and it was no trouble finding the summit cairn. Views were somewhat obscured by trees, but there were some nice views of Bear Lake to the east and to some of the surrounding mountains to the south and west.

This isn't the greatest hike in the world, but it isn't the worst either. It is unlikely that you'll encounter any other hikers on this one, as about the only people doing it are folks wanting to get the Utah county highpoints. That said, I kinda enjoyed this short hike.
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