Drove most of the way up and ran into the friendly volunteer lookout closing the gate for the evening. Parked and joined him for the easy jaunt to the tower, and he welcomed us up. Well worth the trip! The view of Great Bear Wilderness and the lower Hungry Horse Reservoir (completely full) was awesome. Camped out at a scenic turnout below the gate afterwards and had a cougar encounter, which caught us off guard.
In The Shadow Of Great Northern... Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011
On July 2 we hiked almost 18 miles, gained over 3000 feet and came away with no summit, so on the 4th we decided to celebrate the holiday with something easier with fantastic views....Firefighter did not disappoint!!! Stupendous views to the east, west, and south! Summitted with The Levitator and a patriotic Kitty!