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Regional discussion and conditions reports for the Northern Rockies. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the Northern Rockies Climbing Partners section.

Bighorns alpine rock

I have a partner lined up for alpine rock in the Bighorns this summer, but looking for a third. Will be climbing in the Blacktooth, Gargoyle, Merlon area up to 5.8 trad. July 16-18.
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Blacktooth and Gargoyle partner

I'm guiding a group of guys in for Golden trout in the Bighorns and wanted to drop them off and then attempt Blacktooth, Gargoyle, and east arête of the Merlon on Cloud Peak. Anyone interested in meeting up? It's July 16-18.
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Late spring snows

The Bighorns have been getting pounded around 10.5k+ over the last 2 weeks. Peaks over 12k have seen 3-4ft+ with more currently coming down. It's snowing now at 5k where I live.
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Sawatch Range

My son and I intend hiking in the Sawatch Range in July. We are looking for a few class one or class two day hikes over a four day period. Is there a hiker's cabin or inexpensive lodge in the area where we could bunk-down at night?
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GNP: Question about Ptarmigan Tunnel Goat Path

It looks like the ideal way to hike the goat path would be north to south, easier routefinding, the best views always in front of you, etc.. and then downclimbing iceberg notch. Seems like an amazing loops. I've done a ton of hiking, some scrambling, some sport climbing, some guided easy mountaineering.. but between the sketchiness of the goat path and downclimbing iceberg notch, i'm not so sure i'm up for it, especially without someone ...
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Info request: Alpine Peak area of the Sawtooths

New member here. I'm looking for feedback on a potential cross country route below Alpine Peak in the Sawtooth range of Idaho. Specifically, accessing the high lakes (~8964') east of Alpine Peak and above Alpine Lake, and descending back down to the lakes above Sawtooth lake, at the head of the N. Fork of Baron Creek. It looks reasonable from Google Earth, but has anyone here actually traversed this route, or seen enough of ...
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Glacier NP Off-Trail Backpacking Question

Hey y'all,

This is only my second post on SummitPost- I posted once about a trip that wound up falling through. Anyway, I'm planning an off-trail backpacking trip in Glacier National Park this summer. I want to mirror or walk along the continental divide from the boulder pass trail to Jefferson Pass, up onto the ridge between Redhorn peak and Gyrfalcon lake, and past trapper peak back onto the mcdonald creek trail. Trailhead to trailhead ...
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Best fishing at Wind Lakes Complex (Bitterroots in Idaho)

Hello~ Planning a trip to Wind Lakes Complex near Grave Peak in Bitterroots this summer, end of July. Which lake in that area would be best for fishing? Thanks, Annie.
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Looking for partner to climb Gannett Peak July 25-31 2015

Hi, I'm looking for a partner/partners to climb Gannett Peak this July via the Glacier Trail, or the Ink Wells Trail short-cut (pay Indian guide $325 per person for transportation). I have group gears (rope, snow picket) and would love to go with someone who has glacier travel experience and is well prepared. I can start no earlier than July 25th and currently I plan on flying into Idaho Falls because it seems to be ...
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Glacier NP Route Help

Hello Everyone,

I am new on this board, been living in MN, for the past 4 years, and have done alot of canoeing/camping in the BWCA. I was looking for a new adventure, and came across GNP, and now I'm hooked on exploring this magnificent park. I have done some research about the park and trails, and am looking for some advice on routes. Initailly, my g/f and I were looking at getting up to ...
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