Skiing across the Beartooths last week, I was reminded of this great Charles Dickens quote:
'The men who learn endurance, are they who call the world, brother.' :)
Not that it was overly arduous. But it definitely turned into a Sundance of sorts, as I was laden down with an extra 25lbs. of food and fuel (for friends doing a story for Backpacker magazine.) And took a detour over to Glacier Peak. :)
Sounds like the Backpacker crew got the gammut! on thier approach up the Stillwater: grizzly bears, miles of shin deep creek sloggin', Glacier Creek with 50 lb. packs... Keep your eyes peeled for the magazine article!
|Granite Peak from the SE. In my opinion, the cleft- left center, is the premier ski route on the mountain..|
Kt was cordial enough to pick me up in Cooke!
Here she is, skiing off the Beartooth Pass. Great options everywhere, up there, right now.