Vicar Ridge Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,431' 436 m
Descent: -760' -232 m
High: 4,144' 1,263 m
Low: 3,240' 988 m
GradeAvg Grade: 15% (8°)
Max Grade: 80% (39°)
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“Get ready to bushwack! A long defunct, but well-marked trail along Vicar Ridge.”— Ryan J
The trail remains well marked by flagging tape and old aluminum reflectors; however, it is significantly overgrown by blueberry bushes, among other less tasty varieties of brush.
There is eventually a false summit marked with a cairn. If you made it this far, you may as well continue, though the going remains...bristly.
Immediately prior to the summit, there is a frayed rope as a hand-line up the steepest, but unexposed crux.
From the exposed summit, there are some worthy views to be had! The return journey is significantly faster by merit of traveling in the direction of the brush.
From the Vicar Peak, the trail continues on to Rector and Curate. Expect the bushwacking and minor route finding to continue throughout.
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