Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Black Mountain and Granite Peak

Two peaks in one week, I don't think I could keep up this pace.  Summer is drawing near and treks into the mountains have been way over do.   So might as well get them in when I can.

Trip #1...Black Mountain

August 28th, this is a great little day hike, probably even better if you spend a night or two at Pine Creek Lake for some fishing.  But, I only had a day.  Black Mountain is the second highest in the Absaroka range of Montana with the summit at 10,948.  I took this photo on the way down, right before the lightning and rain started.  I did the B&W conversion, but now I can't decide which I like better.  The color version to me has a "painted" like feeling to it...with Happy Little Trees too.  The B&W, a little more dramatic.  Help me decide.







Trip #2...Granite Peak SUCCESS

Sept 2nd, Labor Day.  Tallest peak in Montana 12,799.  Made it back to Granite after having to abort the attempt last year (scroll down for a trip report ).  This we did as an overnight-er.  East Rosebud to the top of Froze to Death Plateau the first day, summit and hike out the second.  I know some people do this as a day hike....more power to ya.  This was a great climb.  We did the classic East Ridge route.  Weather was great except for a little rain on the hike out.  Like many climbers on Granite, we free soloed the climb and then repelled down.  The route required a lot of attention so I didn't take a ton of photos on the way up.  This photo here was from the evening of our first day.  Glad to have made it this time.



Ken


2 comments:

  1. LOVE seeing your posts! Keep up the nice work! I admire your love for the outdoors! and love the photos of Shiloh too!

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  2. Nice Shots Ken! I vote for the B+W, I like the drama.

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