On Sept 10th my co-worker and I went hiking … and we got snowed on! A few days later it snowed even more, enough to stick, and they closed down the Beartooth Pass. If you don’t like fall, snow, winter, or the cold, that’s a bummer and hopefully you don’t live in Montana… but I LOVE the snow. It’s so beautiful and it makes me feel like climate change isn’t real.
The trail we hiked is called Glacier Lake, near Red Lodge, Montana. For those of you wondering, they re-did half of the road so you can get up here in a car and it’s not washboard anymore. As we hiked along the trail, we saw fresh raspberries and huckleberries. We picked a few to enjoy. Honestly I could have sat there all day and eaten them! I have never hiked this trail. It’s BEAUTIFUL, although I am bias because I love hiking with rainy, cloudy weather. The photos turn out so much better when the sun in shining down on your. And I love not overheating fun the sun!
I think this trail would be perfect for people wanting to backpack for the first time. It’s close enough that you could go back to the car if needed but far enough that you could figure out everything you need over one night before you head off into the wilderness for a few days.
I am working towards a zero-waste, low impact, sustainable life and one of the first things I did is start bringing my own containers! It’s a great way to minimize waste and leave no trace! Please pack in and out pack your trash! I love my reusable grocery and produce bags, my reusable lunch box and lunch/food containers, and my fabric zip-lock bags! They are super easy to throw in the dishwasher or wash machine.
PS half of this lake is in Wyoming so make sure you know the rules and regulations before you camp, fish, etc!