Adventurer | 291 pts
An unexpected warm weekend allowed me to take this hike with my 12 year old son. This was a very nice winter hike. Lots of creek views and ridge hiking. Day 1 is an easy hike to the upper chasteen campsite and the site is tucked away in a very scenic spot with chasteen creek nearby. The best day of this hike is day 2 (and the hardest). The first two miles of day 2 are grueling... up and up and up, but the views are very good on for a winter hike. The surprise for me on this hike was the the Bradford Fork Trail on Day 2. The Bradford Fork runs through a huge valley with large boulder fields. The trail is sometimes right on the creek and at other times perched on the side of the valley a hundred feet above the creek. You also get the opportunity to see the Bradford Fork start as a trickle and become a very large creek by the time you make camp on day 2 at Campsite 49. All in all this is a great winter hike. Lots of People within a mile of the trail head, but only saw a couple people after that. I highly recommend this hike.