Lupe and SPHP hid there under the overhang for a few minutes while it hailed and SPHP got drenched. Lupe and SPHP worked on down the other side of the ridge into High Pass. Lupe was probably somewhere around 11,120+ feet. SPHP certainly hoped it would be. The fire is 3.5 miles north of the Beartooth Highway. He had been many places and had lots of stories to tell. Reluctantly, SPHP decided Lupe had better get going. SPHP was very happy Lupe did get to see Sky Pilot Lake, which was very pretty and remote. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. On July 6th in 2015, my good buddy Chase Schott and I were putting our packs together for the long haul to lightning lake to catch Golden Trout. Every other cast we would catch fish on little lightning using dry flies and streamers. We were literally climbing up the mountain at some points! It shimmered with a gorgeous blue-green color when the sun shone on it. We started up the mountain, climbing over dead fall and every other obstacle you could imagine, every step the 80 pounds on my back got heavier and heavier, there was some parts that were so steep if you stood up straight you would fall backwards. It clouded up, but then blue sky came out again. For hours, Lupe continued to see lightning in the darkness far to the SE. Lupe made it back to the G6 back at the Island Lake trailhead at 11:42 PM. Lake Mountain rises in the background. From Jasper Lake on, the going became much slower. Mutt is on the right, and Jeff is on the left- these two … Part of the S end of Becker Lake comes into view. Distance: 35.2 miles Submission: Brent Umphlett Difficulty: 4/5 Duration: 5 days Rating: 4/5 stars With no family reunion to plan our annual backpacking trip around this year (Covid-cancelled), my brother and I decided to leave our regular northwest Wyoming stomping grounds for Colorado's famed Weminuche Wilderness. A year later, Lupe returned to the Beartooth Mountains as part of her 2014 Dingo Vacation. Sometime around 1:00 AM, Lupe and SPHP sacked out in the tiny house. This 12,799 located in the Beartooth Mountain Range of Montana in the Rockies is one of the harder state highpoints to get due to the distance technical challenge of the last 200 feet of the summit block. Mick knows lots of famous people from the music industry. The Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains loom above the north side from Mission Creek. Becker Lake- Beartooth Mountains. Lupe and SPHP were utterly alone. the tooth trip Sep 30, 2020 Posted By Stephen King Media Publishing TEXT ID 21446a06 Online PDF Ebook Epub Library kandy day trip with tea factory from bentota surroundings all inclusive 3 reviews 17949 per adult more info quick view sri lanka travel in 08 nights 09 days 8 reviews In the afternoon, a guy named Mick drove up in his motor home and camped by the river near Lupe’s camp. The largest unofficial record was a fish estimated at 14 pounds. The trip to Lightning Lake is a difficult off-trail backpacking adventure to a high mountain lake in the Beartooth Mountains and one of the only lakes in Montana hosting beautiful golden trout. It looked like it had really rained hard there. The hail let up pretty soon. Lupe got over High Pass and had just barely started down the S side of the pass when the storm hit with driving rain. Echo Lake is a picturesque mountain lake that is just off The Beaten Path, a common hiking trail in the Beartooth Mountains. It was 50°F. Whitetail Peak (12,551 ft.) is shrouded by clouds to the N. Sky Pilot Lake was a very beautiful lake! The first thing that Lupe saw was the upper end of the big cirque beyond the ridge. SPHP wished it hadn’t taken so long to get here, because it would have been great to go down to the shore of the lake and see it from there. Although there was a considerable amount of snow, it really didn’t look like much. This time though, the lightning was now close. More disappointingly, Sky Pilot Lake was not visible. Lupe had succeeded in finding it! Some dramatic towering jagged mountains including Sky Pilot Mountain (12,047 ft.) were in view beyond High Pass Lake. So Lupe went down to the lower ridge. The tension was simply too exhausting, on top of the lightning, hail and brutal hiking. Island Lake, Heart Lake, Beartooth Lake is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cody, Wyoming that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. We finally got above the lake at 10,000 feet, it put my mind at ease knowing we finally … Golden Lake is one of those lakes with incredible views and world class Cutthroat Trout. It was an amazing view. We finally got above the lake at 10,000 feet, it put my mind at ease knowing we finally reached our destination. It was still raining, but not as hard. We were literally climbing up the mountain at some points! This fish was one of a few left in Lake at Falls in the Beartooth Mountains. So SPHP got rid of the water in the tiny house and put things in order. The scenery seemed even more beautiful, dramatic and wild in the storm. Mick was originally from England, but had married an American. By now the storm clouds to the W & N looked closer. Want more Lupe adventures? 259 – Zimmer Ridge & Peak 6600 (11-28-20), Kings Peak, Uinta Range, the Utah State High Point – Part 2: To Gunsight Pass & the Summit! (7-23-20), Black Hills, WY Expedition No. Although occasionally thunder and lightning threatened again, it was never as bad as at Jasper Lake and never again caused Lupe to seek cover. But don’t worry, it’s not the last we’ll see of her. Lupe and SPHP were heading around the E side of Jasper Lake when the storm hit hard again. Lupe and SPHP headed a bit further to the NNE up to the end of the ridge. Following it, you head toward Mutt and Jeff Lakes. Lupe and SPHP passed Island Lake, Night Lake, Flake Lake, Mutt & Jeff Lakes, Becker Lake and were all the way to Albino Lake by 11:15 AM. SPHP thought Sky Pilot Lake might be just beyond that ridge. Snow Showers likely early in the Afternoon, then snow Showers late in the … Lupe and SPHP got up over the ridge S of Jasper Lake and started heading for Albino Lake. SPHP spent hours visiting with Mick. The range runs east to west covering nearly one million acres of granite and forest. There were many high mountains in view. When Lupe finally reached the top of the ridge, there was a grand view from the SE to the SW all the way around to the NW. On 8-3-14 she climbed Lonesome Mountain, which she had passed by this day on the way to Sky Pilot Lake. It certainly didn’t look like there was a glacier any more. The clouds broke up and the half moon was out. After a last glance at Sky Pilot Lake, as fast as SPHP could manage, Lupe and SPHP scrambled back over to High Pass and High Pass Lake. Lupe was now exploring new country. Echo Lake does offer something that these other two lakes don’t: the chance for solitude. Even though Lupe had taken the trail from Island Lake twice before (once with Lanis in August, 2012 as far as Beauty and Becker Lakes, and a 2nd time just 3 days earlier on 7-14-13 as far as Two Bits Lake), Lupe and SPHP were perfectly happy to take this trail again. On 7-16-13, the day after Lupe’s long day spent looking for Fossil Lake (and actually reaching Fizzle Lake instead) in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, Lupe and SPHP spent an easy day in camp on the Clark’s Fork of the Yellowstone River. The boulder fields really slowed progress down. Lupe kept coming to one false top after another. Beartooth Mountains−Martin Lake Basin 1 Another fabulous trip to the Beartooths, every bit the equal of our last trip along the “Beaten Path.” This one takes us to the High Lakes Region of the Beartooths—specifically, Martin Lake basin. Sky Pilot Lake was a very beautiful lake! SPHP still had it in mind that Lupe ought to at least try to reach Sky Pilot Lake before leaving the Beartooths. The lightning was really the scariest thing. The hike there is easy enough, the trail is well … 2017 mountain lakes guide leaky raft lake absaroka - beartooth & crazy mountains The surface of Jasper Lake danced with raindrops while lightning struck Lonesome Mountain on the other side of the lake. However, SPHP wasn’t able to find a source of water there. For the first time Lupe and SPHP could see farther N.  SPHP had been right. Getting there would be a very long day hike. But if you like hard work and truly secluding yourself from society then this is the place to go, the beauty of this place is second to none in my books. We got to our spot, set up camp, made some food and went to bed right as it started to pour down rain. SPHP could now see what looked like a line of storms developing to the W, and some big clouds that looked a bit threatening to the N of the high ridge hiding Sky Pilot Lake. Receive notifications of new Lupe adventures by email. While out of sight of Becker Lake, the trail passed by the W shore of this little pond. NOAA weather radar, satellite and synoptic charts. Lost Lake Fire in Shoshone National Forest grows to 30 acres — August 19, 2013 (Press Release) The Lost Lake Fire in the Beartooth Mountains of the Shoshone National Forest discovered Friday afternoon was ignited by a lightning strike. Lupe rests on the final ridge above beautiful Sky Pilot Lake in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana 7-17-13 Sky Pilot Lake (10,478 ft.) shines beautifully in the sunlight. 260 – Moonshine Gulch, Peak 6205 & Minnesota Ridge (12-8-20), Little Bald Mountain & Bear Rocks, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming (8-6-20), Black Hills, SD Expedition No. By 12:30 PM, Lupe and SPHP were back at camp at the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River. Mick was very kind to Lupe, even giving her treats intended for his dog. Lupe and SPHP made it all the way down through the biggest boulder fields and crossed the stream below Triskele Lake again. His nickname in the music industry was “puker” – not terribly charming, but related to the wild partying lifestyle he shared for a while with the rich and famous. Or subscribe free to new Lupe adventures. Hiking in the Beartooth Mountains is very popular. Lonesome Mountain is seen in the distance on the R. Lupe explores the forest near the trail. It rained, but not hard. It shimmered with a gorgeous blue-green color when the sun shone on it. This cairn lies right around the middle of Fossil Lake, a massive lake that sits at high in the alpine of the Beartooths. In the evening, Mick invited SPHP and Lupe in for a tour of his motor home. After 10 or 15 minutes, the rain let up quite a bit. The highpoint of Montana over an amazing climb. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks keep the lake stocked with Rainbow Trout, and while … The new trip would involve taking a hybrid ATV/hiking journey to the Goose Lake area in the rugged Beartooth Mountains northwest of Yellowstone National Park – just within the boundary of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Soon it completely clouded up and started to sprinkle. He said he has had a tremendously fun life. Massive granite plateaus that are found well above timberline define the Beartooth Mountains, along with numerous small, alpine lakes. For many this is a bucket list item. The peaks nearby and the gigantic canyon to the NE below Sky Pilot Lake were most impressive too. Lupe and SPHP climbed NNW up the big ridge beyond Triskele Lake. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Turning right here, the trail immediately leads to a lightning scarred tree, and then becomes just as well worn as the main trail. It got so dark, SPHP had to start using the flashlight before Lupe was even back to Mutt & Jeff Lakes. I was going home in the morning. At about 9,400 feet, there is no easy way to Lightning Lake. SPHP was tired, but still felt amazingly good. The closest one was the westernmost. It poured rain and hailed again, but the hail was so tiny it didn’t do anything. Lupe and SPHP were happy. Lupe shouldn’t go very far down into the gigantic canyon to find Sky Pilot Lake, given the developing weather conditions. On 7-17-13, Lupe and SPHP woke up pretty early, refreshed from the easy prior day in camp spent visiting with Mick. Sometime it would be fun to explore the high country around Donelson and Maryott Lakes. Fellow Angler: This booklet is intended to pass on information collected over many years about the fishery of the Absaroka-Beartooth high country lakes. Soon Lupe and SPHP reached Jasper Lake. At the Island Lake campground, SPHP got water and Lupe was ready to go. Your email address will not be published. At first, Lupe and SPHP made very good time. Now we are off to Laura’s favorite … It was all wonderful! Mutt Lake. June 28th, 2017 Beartooth Mountains Red Lodge, Montana The 28th: It can’t be said enough, thank you, Kat! It flashed all around and thunder roared, echoing in the mountains. Lupe and SPHP got going again. 212. The hail was only pea-sized, but still stung a bit. Your email address will not be published. Lupe and SPHP crouched down beside a big boulder not far from the shore of Jasper Lake. The topo map showed a glacier in the big cirque. Becker Lake- Beartooth Mountains. After much consulting of the maps and gazing at the terrain to the N, SPHP could see 3 possible ways that might lead to High Pass. At times it quit entirely. ABSAROKA – BEARTOOTH & CRAZY MOUNTAINS . SPHP had raingear in the backpack, but did not stop to put it on. Boasting over 30 mountain peaks skyrocketing beyond 12,000 feet, cradling Montana’s highest peak.Over 300 alpine lakes, thousands of creeks, … There, nearby, but hundreds of feet below Lupe, was Sky Pilot Lake! Category: Easy Day Hikes, Hiking Trails in the Beartooth Mountains. Although Mick was traveling alone, he does own a dog. Lightning Lake is truly Gods country. Lupe Is Back In Action, Thanks to Emergency Veterinarian Dr. Erin Brown! In Lightning Lake, emergence took 52 days at a mean temperature of 46° F. Fish were 1.2 inches when their yolk sacs were absorbed in September. SPHP thought Lupe was too far W for it to be the right one, but although steep, it looked relatively easy to climb. As far as SPHP could see to the W (and SPHP could see a long way from here! Everything we would need in our packs all weighing near 80 pounds, we had dehydrated food, water filters, sleeping bags and a the fly fishing gear we would need. High Pass is 10,800+ feet and Lupe had climbed several hundred feet higher than that. Saturday, August 23. Since Pat Marcuson began surveying these lakes in ... Dryad Lake, Incisor Lake, Lightning Lake, Little Lightning Lake, Sunken Rock Lake Rainbow Trout Cimmerian Lake, Diaphanous Lake, Sioux Charley … There Lupe waited for the storm to pass. Multiple Montana’s state record golden trout weighing around 5 pounds have been taken from Lightning Lake over the years. 212, SPHP quickly gave up on a start from Beartooth Lake. Lupe seemed to feel the same way. There no more mishaps the rest of the way to the G6. Once up on the ridge, SPHP had expected it to be relatively easy to find High Pass where Lupe needed to go to get to Sky Pilot Lake, but even with the topo map it was hard to figure out exactly which way to go. It took a while to get up there, but Lupe and SPHP finally got to the top. In the morning, SPHP spent some time looking at maps to consider possible alternate routes. The weather had been cool and overcast, which was great for hiking, but began to clear and became sunny as Lupe and SPHP worked around the E side of Jasper Lake. Lupe and SPHP headed N past High Pass Lake up to a small ridge. The path my … Relatively close by and most dramatic was Lonesome Mountain (11,399 ft.) back to the S.  Nearby and for the first time, Lupe and SPHP could now see Donelson and Maryott Lakes below to the WNW. A few hundred feet below, Lupe and SPHP could see High Pass and High Pass Lake. Eventually the rain diminished to become just a light sprinkle. SPHP intended to start the trek Beartooth Lake campground, so Lupe and SPHP went there first. Soon there was hail, too. WillyWeather 67,336 . Once up on the ridge, instead of heading N for Two Bits Lake again (which Lupe had reached just 3 days earlier), this time Lupe stayed farther W.  She wound her way around to cross the stream which comes from Two Bits Lake just downstream of Triskele Lake. Get ready for a challenging hike if you are not used to high elevations! 255: Missouri Buttes & A Visit With Dave Covill, Lead Director of the Highpointers Foundation (5-27-20), Black Hills, WY Expedition No. As we ate a few large thunderheads moved in and we chose to quickly pack our lunches and head for the cover of trees and lower elevations. Lupe and SPHP scrambled onward. SPHP saw an especially big rock nearby with a little bit of an overhang. The lightning and thunder moved away to the E.  Lupe and SPHP got going again. 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