Blazing Bandera

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It’s all fun and games til we lose someone to a cornice collapse! Just kidding, this was a hot, grueling climb to the snow for those of us accustomed to PNW Winter temps but the views & the company made for an awesome evening atop Bandera. We even had another Thursday night conditioning group ahead of us to leave nicely kicked steps in the Spring time slush. We celebrated our successful summit with spirits & cookies, then basked in a beautiful sunset as we raced down the mountain to enjoy Kim’s hospitality at the Pour House.

West Bandera Mt Information:


Distance & Elevation: 9.2 mi & 3700ft elevation gain

NOAA Weather: click here

Google Driving Directions to parking at Exit 42:

With the Ira Spring TH inaccessible due to logging on the access roads, we’ll need to do an extra bushwhack up from Exit 42 Tinkham.
38.3 mi– about 36 mins

I-90 E
1. Head east on I-90 E
37.8 mi
2. Take exit 42 for Tinkham Rd
0.4 mi
3. Turn left at Camp Mason Rd/Tinkham Rd
0.2 mi
Unknown road



2009 Bandera TR: click here
2008 Bandera TR: click here