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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.

Questions about next week in White Cloud Wilderness

Hi folks...a few questions about backpacking next week in White Cloud Wilderness. (Two experienced backpackers but not climbers nor anglers. Happy to average five to seven miles a day depending on terrain and what there is to see. Love alpine lakes.)

* Does it look like smoke from Idaho City or North Fork fires makes it a bad idea to go to White Cloud area next week? Hard to get a read on that from ...
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Bighorns fire

Hasn't voted

A 3,000 acre fire is burning in the Bighorns and has US16 shut down. If you were planning on climbing cloud Peak via Tensleep, you're out of luck. You'll have to use Bighorn reservoir access. The standard ne approach for the Blacktooth to Cloud Peak eastern Cirque alpine Rock climbs are unaffected. This affects all of the sport routes in Tensleep Canyon.
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Beartooth conditions; transportation (looking for a ride)

My buddy and I are flying into Belgrade the night of July 23rd. Our plan is to reach the West Fork of the Stillwater trailhead by the 24th or 25th, and start on a trek across the Beartooths. Our approximate route will take us up and over Lake Plateau, up the Stillwater and the Glacier Creek drainage, and then by Upper Aero Lake to Skytop Lakes. From the Skytop basin, we'll cross over to Lowary ...
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Hiking/ climbing partners bozeman

Anyone want to help a noob get into the sport. 29 year old male, I hike a lot but would like to start climbing. I have all the gas and power bars that you can consume
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Wind River Advice

My boys (ages 10 and 11) and I had such a great time in the Bighorns last summer that we've been saving our pennies and are headed back to WY in August before the guys go back to school. The advice from this forum was truly invaluable last year - we had an amazing time trekking around the Cloud Peak Wilderness for a few days.

We are looking to spend 5-8 days in the Wind ...
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Middle Teton SW couloir current conditions

Hi! I would like to check if anybody who has recently climbed Middle or South Tetons could provide beta on snow conditions for the SW couloir approach to Middle Teton. Is there any snow in the couloir itself? We plan to climb this Saturday July 9 and are interested to find if we need to bring crampons, microspikes, or ice axes. Can trail runners be used or is it too early for this kind of ...
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Wind River MANDATORY bear protocol

It is now MANDATORY to hang your food a minimum of 10ft, or use a certified bear canister. Anyone caught not adhering to this will be fined. All of the Winds are now subject to this ruling.
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Bears west of Glacier NP

Reposting for clarity. Leave the extra arguments out, if possible. I know all about spray, guns, that some people think sleeping with food is stupid, general grizz behavior, etc.

If you sleep with your food in some areas (e.g. Colorado, Oregon, Washington), would you sleep with it on the PNT corridor west of Glacier NP? If not, would you canister or hang? This will be part of a long-ish high-mileage, ultra-light (if possible) trip. Arriving ...
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Bear protocol outside of GNP

Hello SPers. I'm going to be starting from East Glacier and hiking west ~150 miles. I know in GNP there are poles or whatever for food in camp. Once i've hit the western border of the park though, i'm not quite sure whether i should be carrying a bear canister or what. I'm used to only carrying it in areas where it's mandatory, but i'm also not used to hiking much in grizzly bear country. ...
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Microspikes on Gannett in early July?

I have searched most of the Gannett forums and didn't see any discussion on crampons vs. microspikes (Kahtoola.) So, at the risk of sounding like an idiot, I am going to post this ...

My husband and I are climbing Gannett the first week of July. I have good mountaineering boots that are crampon-compatible and, although cumbersome, I will hike in them for the approach and carry the crampons. My husband sold similar boots last ...
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