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Crazy Mountains Access

Looking to do some ski mountaineering in the Crazies this weekend. Does anybody know if Big Timber Canyon Rd to Half Moon Campground is snow free/accessible yet? Any condition updates on the area at all would be rad!
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Do you recognize these mountains?

Taken on a flight from Denver to Seattle on March 25th. I was thinking I was over Idaho and that it might be near Borah Peak but not familiar enough with the area to be sure. The peak left of center looks distinctive enough that I thought someone might recognize it. View is looking south.
Any thoughts?

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Anyone done Fremont East (glacier) Route? Anyone done Fremont East (glacier) Route?

Fremont Peak's (the Winds Rivers one) page doesn't have info on doing a glacier route. Have any of you done it and could provide info on it?
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Triple Divide Peak in Glacier Park

Here is an account of a couple trips i did to Triple Divide Peak (includes photo tour): https://bigskywalker.com/2016/12/31/triple-divide-peak-and-beyond/
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Total Eclipse 2017


Despite living in the UK I'm thinking of coming over for the Total Eclipse in August 2017 - as its the only one in the next 10+ years that will be in a sensible place to get to!

Its on a Monday in the morning and I'd love to be high up for it. Something like Mount Borah in Idaho would be fantastic. My main concern is that the trailhead will be mobbed with ...
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#49 State highpoint attempt, Granite Peak MT

State Highpoint #49 - Had only this and Alaska to go.

Granite Peak Attempt - we made the best of a tough situation. I heard snow was forecast for Granite Peak the day I got to Red Lodge MT on Thursday and that it was likely it may be impossible to summit for our 2 groups. We did our rock climbing afternoon practice by Red Lodge MT and headed out the next morning for Granite ...
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Trail running/climbing Big Sky

If anyone here likes really technical trail running that combines lots of vert and an 11k Peak, I just ran The Rut 28k at Big Sky. Highly recommend it. Really well put together, brutal terrain, and great location. 7800 vert over the 17 mile course.
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Bighorns snow

Anyone thinking of Cloud Peak, Blacktooth, etc for this weekend needs to know we:re looking at pretty heavy snow over 11k. Potential for 1-2ft of snow this Thurs -Sat.
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Sawtooths? Glacier?

Hi everyone. I've edited this to now include Glacier as a possibility, due to the fire near the Sawtooths. Again, I appreciate the comments and advice.

Hoping some of you Sawtooth vets with experience might be able to answer a few questions for me! Sent out a couple of pm's, but, haven't heard back from anyone yet, so, thought I'd try here.

Possible upcoming trip with my son, who lives in Missoula, to the Sawtooths ...
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Granite Peak accident/rescue

Thomas Pfeifle of Rapid City is in critical condition after falling at least 20 feet on Granite Peak on Monday August 8th. Full story and video in the link below.

Full story.
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