TIME: Take a leisurely 5 hours from the Bear Creek bridge to the saddle above John McCarron Junction and teh Blixt Road in Bridal Veil Basin. Plan on 7 to 8 hours, with lunch.
DISTANCE: Nearly 5 miles from Bear Creek to McCarron Junction at the saddle between Bridal Veil and Bear Creek
ELEVATION GAIN: About 4,300 feet from the Bear Creek bridge
MAXIMUM ELEVATION: Near 13,000 feet at McCarron Junction, the saddle between Bridal Veil and Bear Creek
DIFFICULTY: Very difficult
TRAILHEAD: 2 miles up Bear Creek road