Wild Life - September 2015

Home Wild Life

Trilobite Mountain in the Bob Marshall (photo by Carlene Squires)

You’re hiking down the trail, admiring the flora and the fauna, and the thought of a delicious after-hike meal comes to mind. For the next several miles, all you think about are hand-packed patties and home cut fries perhaps or a big slice of pizza with melted cheese oozing down the sides.

Pear Lake (photo by Zach Schmaus)

From Boot Lake, there is a clear view of the jagged ridgeline that gives Sawtooth its name. Mountains tower on all sides.

The view of the Gallatin Crest from Garnet Mountain (photo by Susie McDonald)

I have been living in Bozeman for more than ten years now and have continually eschewed hiking up Garnet Mountain for a variety of reasons: it’s too close to a highway and civilization, there is no water along the route, the climb is too steep, etc., etc.