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Orange moon

Beartooths

Beartooths

Absaroka-Beartooth

Wilderness

Fox Lake

Tracy @ Yellowstone

Tracy @ Beartooths

Flowers

Flowers

Flowers

Beartooths

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Beartooths

Beartooths

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Tracy @ Beartooths

Beartooths

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Tracy @ Beartooths

Tracy @ Beartooths

Beartooths

Lone Mountain

Beartooths

Beartooths

Beartooths

Tracy @ Beartooths

Beartooths

Beartooths

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Glacier

Lonesome Lake

Beartooths

Tracy @ Beartooths

Beartooths

Glacier

Beartooths

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Tracy @ Beartooths

Camp

Beartooths

Snow

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Snow @ camp

Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness

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The weekend of 7 Aug 09, Tracy and I took a 3 day weekend to the Absaroka-Beartooth

Wilderness in Montana and Wyoming.  We planned to do two nights on the trail, but the

weather forecast was calling for severe thunderstorms.  Well, actually, NOAA was calling for

severe thunderstorms...everyone else was just calling for scattered thunderstorms.  I put my

faith in the National Weather Service...which turned out to be the wrong choice.  I have

decided that the NWS says there will be a 50% of severe thunderstorms, while everyone else

will say there is a 50% of storms.  It seems that the NWS is more doom and gloom than the

other sites.  So I've now decided to trust the Weather Channel and Weather Underground

more than the NWS.  Anyway, because of the forecast, we decided to dayhike on Friday.  We

headed up to Fox Lake (Google Map) and did some fishing.  The trail was really, really muddy,

but the lake was pretty.  I didn't catch anything, but we enjoyed a nice day...with no storms at

all.

We stayed in Cooke City again on Friday night, then got up on Saturday and headed to the

Beartooth Lake (Google Map) to hike as much as we could manage.  We headed up the

Beartooth Creek Trail, and then headed cross-country near Ewe Lake, and pitched camp near

Ewe Lake.  We then headed up to Lonesome Lake because I wanted to hike into Montana.

The hike to Lonesome Lake was completely cross-country, and it was absolutely beautiful.  We

didn't see anyone all day long, and that made it even better.  It snowed on us a couple of

times, and eventually we headed back to camp.  It got pretty cold that night, but we were fine.

The next day we hiked a loop by Beauty Lake back to the truck.  Again, we didn't see a soul

before getting back near the trailhead.

The Beartooths are absolutely wonderful.  They're a lot like the Winds, but the rocks are white

granite as much as the Winds.  However, the mountains seem to lend themselves to hiking

cross-country better than the Winds, just because they seems less steep up on the Beartooth

Plateau.  Tracy and I both decided we would like to come back here and spend a week just

hiking around...it is really incredibly pretty.