ElevationAscent: 4,749' 1,448 m
Descent: -4,768' -1,453 m
High: 6,780' 2,066 m
Low: 2,019' 615 m
GradeAvg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 62% (32°)
“A gorgeous summit run with panoramic views of the Wrangell and Eastern Chugach Mountains.”— Abe H
Continuing through the bowl, remnants of mining operations are ever-present and the trail culminates at the mine bunkhouse ruins. Here, you can run around and observe the historic artifacts before continuing up to Bonanza Peak. For a detailed description of the trail to the mine, please refer to to the Bonanza Mine Trail.
The Bonanza Mine Trail offers a difficult challenge with great views, but those with summit fever will choose to continue upwards to 6687' where you'll get views of a lifetime. Gaining the ridge can generally be described as type 2 fun, with talus and scree competing against your will, but you are rewarded with the views once you are on the ridge. Following the ridge to the summit is not for the faint of heart as it feels quite exposed over the series of ups and downs. Areas of scree can also be fairly loose.
While there is no marked trail above the mine, obtaining the summit is very straightforward and descending back down to the trail can be shortened by bypassing the mine and descending down scree.
This run has a double black diamond rating due to the exposure on the ridge and steep grade.
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