Photos from Mount Cowen, in the Absaroka range of Montana:
Mount Cowen, Absaroka Range, Montana
Mt Cowen seen from Paradise Valley
Pictures from a trip me and a couple freinds did up Mount Cowen back in September of 2011, as well as random photos of Cowen from different angles. Cowen is one of my favorate peaks in the Greater Yellowstone. It has Teton sized granite cliffs, and is also very remote. A trip to Cowen will take you into some very beauteful country.
Taken on the way to the basecamp of Mt Cowen.
Mount Cowen seen on the approach to the base camp.
Mount Cowen at dawn
Cliffs of Mount Cowen
Huge granite pinnacles high on Mount Cowen
JD Sacklin taking in the view high on the normal route.
Eric traversing exposed terrain on the normal route of Mount Cowen
The final few feet of Mount Owen, beneath the summit block.
JD clings to the top of Mt Cowen. The summit is very exposed.
JD relaxing on top
Looking down from the tiny summit ledge to the north.
Looking down from the summit ledge to the south. The actual summit block was only a few feet wide, and completely surrounded by cliffs.
Myself on the summit of Mt Cowen. Paradise Valley is in the background.
View towards the Beartooth mountains from the summit of Cowen.
Sub peaks of Mount Cowen seen on the descent.
Heading back down from Mount Cowen. We had a very long hike ahead of us to get back to the car.