Bear Creek Spire 13,720', from Dade Lake   


   One of the more popular peaks in the Sierras, Bear Creek Spire
has a moderate approach hike from the Rock Creek Trailhead , classic
lines, and good quality granite.

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Little Lakes Valley from summit.
Dade Lake in center right foreground.


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West to Lake Italy, Mt. Hilgard,
and Mt. Gabb. The smoke is from a forest fire.


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Looking south, the three mountains in the center are, left to right,
Merriam Peak, Royce Peak, and Feather Peak.


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From Little Lakes Valley, Bear Creek Spire,
Mt. Dade, and Mt. Abbot 13,715'.

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