I took advantage of this past weekend's spectacular weather to finally climb Crown Mountain. I have been past it a number of times now, but was always in too much of a hurry or didn't trust the snow conditions on the mountain enough to go over the top. I started from Bells Flats going up the 4th of July Peak trail, headed south towards Center along the alpine bench above Bells Flats, and then climbed over the 3 mountain ridges separating Center from Crown. I climbed Crown around 2 PM on the second day, and then started for home. It's about 17 miles along the fastest route that I know of from the end of Sargent Creek Road to the top of Crown, with a lot of climbing in the middle.