Multiple Montana’s state record golden trout weighing around 5 pounds have been taken from Lightning Lake over the years. He told some pretty wild tales about the music industry, places he had been, and people he knew. SPHP realized there wasn’t a lot of time to dawdle. Next Adventure Prior Adventure, Lonesome Mountain in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana (8-3-14). 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. It only took us a fraction of the time to get back to the trail versus going up, but when we hit the trail it poured down rain which made the last 5 miles pretty unpleasant! SPHP had raingear in the backpack, but did not stop to put it on. There, nearby, but hundreds of feet below Lupe, was Sky Pilot Lake! 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. It’s a stunning sight and we chose to drop packs and make our lunch. Eggs … Mick was very kind to Lupe, even giving her treats intended for his dog. 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. Sometimes it rained harder again, but mostly it was relatively light. SPHP decided Lupe would just climb this closest big ridge, which was directly N of the ridge Lupe was on. There no more mishaps the rest of the way to the G6. We were literally climbing up the mountain at some points! Right when we got into the mountains I began to get worried, the terrain was rugged and straight up and down, worse than the front. Lupe made it back to the G6 back at the Island Lake trailhead at 11:42 PM. Summer thunder and lightning storms accompanied by hail can be frightening at times, and snow is possible even in July and August. Get ready for a challenging hike if you are not used to high elevations! NOAA weather radar, satellite and synoptic charts. The Beartooth Mountains are the highest peaks in the wilderness area. On the other side of the ridge was a series of little lakes and ponds scattered among the rocks and grassy areas. Lupe and SPHP sat high up near the end of the little ridge looking at the great view of Sky Pilot Lake. At the top was a huge view in almost every direction. We finally got above the lake at 10,000 feet, it put my mind at ease knowing we finally reached our destination. Some dramatic towering jagged mountains including Sky Pilot Mountain (12,047 ft.) were in view beyond High Pass Lake. This cairn lies right around the middle of Fossil Lake, a massive lake that sits at high in the alpine of the Beartooths. Many glaciers are also located in the Beartooth Mountains. Lupe and SPHP climbed NNW up the big ridge beyond Triskele Lake. SPHP still had it in mind that Lupe ought to at least try to reach Sky Pilot Lake before leaving the Beartooths. Once down in the pass, the going was much easier. Although occasionally thunder and lightning threatened again, it was never as bad as at Jasper Lake and never again caused Lupe to seek cover. Lupe and SPHP got up over the ridge S of Jasper Lake and started heading for Albino Lake. The next morning we woke up and caught a few more fish on Little Lightning Lake, packed up camp, and headed back down to the trail. Lupe and SPHP scrambled onward. Lupe had fun exploring. Eventually the rain diminished to become just a light sprinkle. It really is the easiest and most direct route to Sky Pilot Lake from Beartooth Hwy No. Lupe and SPHP hid there under the overhang for a few minutes while it hailed and SPHP got drenched. It was very rough country, but not a dangerous climb. You must get to the West Fork Rock Creek trailhead located just outside Red Lodge, Montana. 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. The hail was only pea-sized, but still stung a bit. Lupe was probably somewhere around 11,120+ feet. This fish was one of a few left in Lake at Falls in the Beartooth Mountains. Lupe got to spend the whole evening in there “roughing it” in the lap of luxury. Lupe and SPHP had been there maybe 20 minutes or more when Lupe started hearing thunder in the distance. At times it quit entirely. The clouds broke up and the half moon was out. 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. The boulder fields really slowed progress down. ), there were more storm clouds. We got to our spot, set up camp, made some food and went to bed right as it started to pour down rain. The tension was simply too exhausting, on top of the lightning, hail and brutal hiking. Lupe shouldn’t go very far down into the gigantic canyon to find Sky Pilot Lake, given the developing weather conditions. Lupe and SPHP crouched down beside a big boulder not far from the shore of Jasper Lake. There was room for SPHP’s head under there too, but that was it. Now he and his wife live in Boulder, CO. Mick was very friendly and quite a character. The scenery seemed even more beautiful, dramatic and wild in the storm. Fizzle Lake, Beartooth Mountains, Montana (7-15-13). Lupe and SPHP worked on down the other side of the ridge into High Pass. 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. 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. Our planned route would involve a 17-mile hike up to the Beartooth Plateau and then a 5-mile off-trail traverse over an 11,000-foot peak to our target lake. The path my … Following it, you head toward Mutt and Jeff Lakes. So easy and free! Lupe and SPHP kept climbing along the ridgeline heading N and scrambling around the boulder fields trying to figure out which way was the easiest way to High Pass. This time though, the lightning was now close. Turning right here, the trail immediately leads to a lightning scarred tree, and then becomes just as well worn as the main trail. 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. (7-23-20), Black Hills, WY Expedition No. By 12:30 PM, Lupe and SPHP were back at camp at the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River. At nearly 15.5 hours, this was Lupe and SPHP’s longest day hike in the Beartooths on her 2013 Dingo Vacation, and the most spectacular. This last ridge was as far as SPHP was willing to go. However, it was getting late and the weather looked increasingly ominous. We began our hike to the lake around 9am, the first five miles we would gain about 1500 vertical feet, which was no problem. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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. Although there was a considerable amount of snow, it really didn’t look like much. Every other cast we would catch fish on little lightning using dry flies and streamers. 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. Lupe and SPHP were utterly alone. Getting there would be a very long day hike. Lupe was now exploring new country. 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 … It rained, but not hard. She took us in for three nights, fed us, and entertained us. Trail: Emerald and Moon Lakes, Weminuche Wilderness, CO. Lupe seemed to feel the same way. SPHP hoped to see Sky Pilot Lake from this ridge, but was disappointed when it was not visible from there. 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. 2018 Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming & Beyond! Golden Lake is one of those lakes with incredible views and world class Cutthroat Trout. Lupe got over High Pass and had just barely started down the S side of the pass when the storm hit with driving rain. Our companions are our wonderful friends Alan and Robert and their dog Travis. It was so nice catching up with her. Lightning Lake is truly Gods country. Thankfully, it didn’t hail again. June 28th, 2017 Beartooth Mountains Red Lodge, Montana The 28th: It can’t be said enough, thank you, Kat! At the Island Lake campground, SPHP got water and Lupe was ready to go. SPHP was tempted to sleep in the G6, but Lupe wanted to go in her “tiny house” (tent). The Beartooth Mountains, and the neighboring Absaroka Range, have a reputation for killer thunderstorms, blood-letting clouds of mosquitoes and marauding grizzly bears. A few hundred feet below, Lupe and SPHP could see High Pass and High Pass Lake. SPHP intended to start the trek Beartooth Lake campground, so Lupe and SPHP went there first. The largest unofficial record was a fish estimated at 14 pounds. It flashed all around and thunder roared, echoing in the mountains. Whitetail Peak (12,551 ft.) is shrouded by clouds to the N. Sky Pilot Lake was a very beautiful lake! Echo Lake does offer something that these other two lakes don’t: the chance for solitude. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks keep the lake stocked with Rainbow Trout, and while … It shimmered with a gorgeous blue-green color when the sun shone on it. After 10 or 15 minutes, the rain let up quite a bit. The lightning was really the scariest thing. It was an amazing view. The peaks nearby and the gigantic canyon to the NE below Sky Pilot Lake were most impressive too. With multiple peaks over 12,000 ft. elevation and hundreds of backcountry lakes, the Beartooth Wilderness/ mountain range is a premier destination for incredible high alpine lake fishing. It was 50°F. While Echo Lake is located only a mile from this popular trail, hundreds of hikers pass by it on the way to nearby Duggan Lake, or Big Park Lake. Choose from Lupe’s 2013 Beartooths & Canadian Rockies Adventure Index, Dingo Vacations Adventure Index or Master Adventure Index. Mutt Lake. You’ll pass Emerald Lake on the way, and just beyond Mystic Lake is Island Lake, and beyond that Silver Lake. The first thing that Lupe saw was the upper end of the big cirque beyond the ridge. Reluctantly, SPHP decided Lupe had better get going. 212. In the afternoon, a guy named Mick drove up in his motor home and camped by the river near Lupe’s camp. 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. Despite the need to hurry, it was slow going. Lupe left the Island Lake trailhead at around 8:15 AM. So SPHP got rid of the water in the tiny house and put things in order. More concerning, lightning was now not too far away, and there was frequent thunder. 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. It was still raining, but not as hard. Still, it was a good thing the hail didn’t get any bigger, or SPHP would have been pounded. Later that morning before lunch we would stop by Little Lightning Lake. 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. The backpack-ing portion of the trip lasts 6 nights, 7 days. I mostly just laughed about it, but I was … The route offers something for everyone. This big tree scarred by lightning was near the trail. From Jasper Lake, Lupe headed NNW up a rocky ridge towards Two Bits Lake. In the evening, Mick invited SPHP and Lupe in for a tour of his motor home. Lupe and SPHP got going again. Mutt is on the right, and Jeff is on the left- these two … It shimmered with a gorgeous blue-green color when the sun shone on it. While out of sight of Becker Lake, the trail passed by the W shore of this little pond. Lupe and SPHP headed a bit further to the NNE up to the end of the ridge. 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. The fire is 3.5 miles north of the Beartooth Highway. 2019 Dingo Vacation to the Yukon & Alaska Adventure Index, 2019 Dingo Vacations to the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming Adventure Index, 2018 Yukon, Northwest Territories & Alaska, 2018 Bighorn Mountains & Wind River Range of Wyoming. He said he has had a tremendously fun life. There weren’t nearly so many “bad bugs” (mosquitoes) at camp, so SPHP started feeling more positive about staying in the Beartooths another couple of days. Becker Lake- Beartooth Mountains. 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. Lupe and SPHP were happy. However, SPHP wasn’t able to find a source of water there. Although Mick was traveling alone, he does own a dog. 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 Part of the S end of Becker Lake comes into view. Arriving at the big rock, SPHP got Lupe under the overhang and out of the hail. There were many high mountains in view. Lupe left the trail at the S end of Jasper Lake, and the ground became progressively rougher with more and more boulder fields. Lanis’ moss and lichens photo of the day! 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. Now we are off to Laura’s favorite … Sometime around 1:00 AM, Lupe and SPHP sacked out in the tiny house. Lupe and SPHP headed N past High Pass Lake up to a small ridge. In the morning, SPHP spent some time looking at maps to consider possible alternate routes. Length: 19.4 mi • Est. There Lupe waited for the storm to pass. Required fields are marked *. ABSAROKA – BEARTOOTH & CRAZY MOUNTAINS . For hours, Lupe continued to see lightning in the darkness far to the SE. The lightning and thunder moved away to the E. Lupe and SPHP got going again. Category: Easy Day Hikes, Hiking Trails in the Beartooth Mountains. Or subscribe free to new Lupe adventures. ... the Stillwater drainage leads to the Lake … SPHP saw an especially big rock nearby with a little bit of an overhang. So Lupe went down to the lower ridge. SPHP certainly hoped it would be. The next morning we woke up and we were more then astonished by the view, we were truly in Gods country. Lupe and SPHP were heading around the E side of Jasper Lake when the storm hit hard again. Don’t let this fool you; the hike is fantastic and feels incredibly remote. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. From Jasper Lake on, the going became much slower. 257 – Inyan Kara (11-7-20), Pine Mountain, the Sweetwater County, Wyoming High Point (6-15-17). The deepest and longest lake in the Beartooth Mountains, this Mystic Lake, is also more developed, with a hydro-electric dam. Soon it completely clouded up and started to sprinkle. After our Billings goodbye, we did boring errand stuff like the post office, groceries, and an oil change. He had been many places and had lots of stories to tell. Fellow Angler: This booklet is intended to pass on information collected over many years about the fishery of the Absaroka-Beartooth high country lakes. 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. The closest one was the westernmost. As far as SPHP could see to the W (and SPHP could see a long way from here! Montana's Greatest Through-Hike ~Sean Jansen The Beaten Path is a 26-mile thru-hike, point-to-point trail that climbs its way up and over the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains. Since it was taking so long to traverse the endless boulder fields, SPHP didn’t want to go to the E to check out the other possibilities. 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. For many this is a bucket list item. Snow Showers likely early in the Afternoon, then snow Showers late in the … WillyWeather 67,336 . Lightning Lake weather forecast updated daily. Lupe needed to lose elevation as fast as possible. Saturday, August 23. 2017 Wind River Range of Wyoming & Select Peaks in Montana, 2014 Canadian Rockies & Beartooth Mountains of Montana, 2013 Beartooth Mountains of Montana & Canadian Rockies, Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 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. The first five miles went by quick with no idea about what was to come in the next two miles, we took a rest and filled up our water for the hard part. It had also been the most dangerous, when Lupe and SPHP got caught in the storm up in High Pass at around 10,800 feet elevation. This little lake is one of my favorite places in the Beartooth Mountains and great camping is found on the lakes' north side. Current conditions, warnings and historical records. It certainly didn’t look like there was a glacier any more. The last two grueling miles we would gain 2500 vertical feet, no trail, climbing over dead fall, without any guidance other then our GPS. SPHP spent hours visiting with Mick. SPHP was tired, but still felt amazingly good. Lupe rested and had some Taste of the Wild and water. Lupe Is Back In Action, Thanks to Emergency Veterinarian Dr. Erin Brown! We made the drive to Billings, Montana on the 6th and stayed at a friends house, we were up by 6am and on the road to the trail head. Lonesome Mountain is seen in the distance on the R. Lupe explores the forest near the trail. If you're not sure you could do it then I would not try it, it was the hardest thing I have ever done! Receive notifications of new Lupe adventures by email. There was one more ridge to the N, a bit lower, but which was hiding some land in a big cirque. It was all wonderful! 255: Missouri Buttes & A Visit With Dave Covill, Lead Director of the Highpointers Foundation (5-27-20), Black Hills, WY Expedition No. Soon there was hail, too. SPHP was very happy Lupe did get to see Sky Pilot Lake, which was very pretty and remote. … The lake was like a perfect mirror of the cliffs and shale walls surrounding the lake, it was an unreal sight that I will remember forever. The fire is now estimated to be 30 acres in size. Lake Mountain rises in the background. At about 9,400 feet, there is no easy way to Lightning Lake. Since the familiar Island Lake campground and trailhead were only a few miles farther E on Beartooth Hwy No. Lupe’s climb up to this N ridge was W of the best access to High Pass. SPHP thought Lupe was too far W for it to be the right one, but although steep, it looked relatively easy to climb. SPHP thought Sky Pilot Lake might be just beyond that ridge. From the sound of the thunder, lightning was close, but still a little ways away. 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. Becker Lake- Beartooth Mountains. Lightning struck a plateau on a nearby mountain just above timberline, and with little to no fuel, it moved slowly for a few days. A Basecamper takes his first solo on a 5-day, 31-mile trek through the High Uintas, but finds their way hampered by wildfire smoke. SPHP could see that there was a gigantic canyon ahead heading off to the NE. Sky Pilot Lake was a very beautiful lake! The Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains loom above the north side from Mission Creek. Lupe had succeeded in finding it! Unit Settings Measurement preferences are saved ... Today 25 Nov Absaroka/Beartooth Mountains. As Beartooth Hwy climbs to 10,350’ in Montana & 10,947’ in Wyoming—the highest highway elevation in both states—passengers are treated to views of alpine meadows, sparkling lakes & year-round snow on the Northern Rocky Mountains. Lupe and SPHP were ready to go find Sky Pilot Lake! 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. Zephyr, a chocolate Lab, hikes along a trail near Diaphanous Lake on the Lake Plateau in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness on Aug. 31. 212, SPHP quickly gave up on a start from Beartooth Lake. Sometime it would be fun to explore the high country around Donelson and Maryott Lakes. 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. Lupe and SPHP headed for it. Mick knows lots of famous people from the music industry. The hike there is easy enough, the trail is well … High Pass is 10,800+ feet and Lupe had climbed several hundred feet higher than that. 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. Boasting over 30 mountain peaks skyrocketing beyond 12,000 feet, cradling Montana’s highest peak.Over 300 alpine lakes, thousands of creeks, … The highpoint of Montana over an amazing climb. 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. This large fish was trapped, stripped of eggs and released in Lightning Lake in 1975 by the author. He had a start in the music industry in England, but spent most of his career as a welder in the USA. At least the backpack provided some protection, too. Massive granite plateaus that are found well above timberline define the Beartooth Mountains, along with numerous small, alpine lakes. It got so dark, SPHP had to start using the flashlight before Lupe was even back to Mutt & Jeff Lakes. The hail let up pretty soon. Your email address will not be published. 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. The range runs east to west covering nearly one million acres of granite and forest. Lupe and SPHP were way too high up and easy targets. On 7-17-13, Lupe and SPHP woke up pretty early, refreshed from the easy prior day in camp spent visiting with Mick. Better yet, the entire trail goes through simply gorgeous alpine territory. Lupe and SPHP made it all the way down through the biggest boulder fields and crossed the stream below Triskele Lake again. More disappointingly, Sky Pilot Lake was not visible. My mom would point out helicopters flying over the lake, dipping down to load their buckets, and heading up toward the fire. On 8-3-14 she climbed Lonesome Mountain, which she had passed by this day on the way to Sky Pilot Lake. It looked like it had really rained hard there. Slight chance of snow Showers late in the morning. Lupe kept coming to one false top after another. The aptly named Treasure State’s sharply contoured, snowcapped Beartooth Mountains, and the lucid sweetwater of East Rosebud Creek, rambling alongside the pot-holed road as I pounded a rental car into the gorge where it and our trailhead originated, had me giddy like a pirate upon gold, prodding me onward on a journey of western discovery. 259 – Zimmer Ridge & Peak 6600 (11-28-20), Kings Peak, Uinta Range, the Utah State High Point – Part 2: To Gunsight Pass & the Summit! It poured rain and hailed again, but the hail was so tiny it didn’t do anything. Finally, that afternoon we caught a few beautiful Golden Trout around 16/18 inches. Echo Lake is a picturesque mountain lake that is just off The Beaten Path, a common hiking trail in the Beartooth Mountains. Multi-day. At first, Lupe and SPHP made very good time. We were literally climbing up the mountain at some points! Once past the stream, Lupe and SPHP headed up and over the ridge to the S and down to Jasper Lake. It clouded up, but then blue sky came out again. We finally got above the lake at 10,000 feet, it put my mind at ease knowing we finally … I was going home in the morning. 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. Soon Lupe and SPHP reached Jasper Lake. 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. Want more Lupe adventures? A year later, Lupe returned to the Beartooth Mountains as part of her 2014 Dingo Vacation. 2017 mountain lakes guide leaky raft lake absaroka - beartooth & crazy mountains The topo map showed a glacier in the big cirque. But don’t worry, it’s not the last we’ll see of her. (Photo by Rick and Susie Graetz) ... Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains, this lofty terrain is scoured by wind and at times ferocious wea ther. 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