Mount Blackmore Climber's Log

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Kyle Van Vleet - Jan 2, 2021 11:22 am Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2020

Elephant and Blackmore  Sucess!

Two great summits. Hardly any snow down low, but plenty to be had above 9,000'. Classic day out.


PanamaRed - Dec 11, 2020 1:25 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2018

Several ski ascents  Sucess!

Several ski trips up Blackmore in the winter/spring of 2018. Great views from the summit and fun skiing on the way down.


aarobkol - Oct 9, 2020 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2020

Blackmore and Elephant  Sucess!

Probably two of the easiest 10,000+ peaks in the state. A nice day hike

kreneerichardson - Aug 2, 2020 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2020

Fun Hike!  Sucess!

Beautiful hike this morning. It was an intermediate hike...saw lots of runners and hikers.


buzzdainer - Jul 19, 2020 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2020

From Hyalite Reservoir  Sucess!

Took me a little more than 5 hours, including stops. Easy conditions, just a few small snowfields to cross.


guerinak - May 22, 2020 6:47 am

Classic  Sucess!

Always a great outing - May 8, 2020 10:04 am Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2019

Alex Lowe to Blackmore  Sucess!

Hit the summit of Blackmore at Sunrise via the NE Ridge then skied the east face. Went over to the East shoulder of Alex Lowe, made 3 laps there then hit the summit of Blackmore again via the SE ramp and skied the east face to the parking lot. Beautiful day.


freedeep - Mar 25, 2020 9:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1989

Great early summer skiing down the north face  Sucess!

We used to ski Mt Blackmore north face and the Elephant Head dog leg every 4th of July. These days maybe go a few weeks earlier.
Two entrances into Blackmore snowfield, east and west. The east is the safest and easiest. The west entrance is steeper and less forgiving. Ski all the way down to the lake. Hike back up of course. The Elephant Head dog leg snowfield becomes very narrow as the snow melt back, so be ready for some tight turns. The snowfield between the two peaks is easy very nice skiing. One time skied a good dozen turns below the snow across the wet grass. Water content was perfect that day.
Be ready for lightning. Even down at the bottom of the bowl on way back to trailhead our skis were humming loudly.
Blaze Mtn in the Gallatin Range is another great summer ski. Long day hike from east trailhead. Skied Aug2 with an inch of new snow. I counted over 120 turns and you cannot see the shallow upper slope at the top of the run. Bugs biting even at the summit.


TheSeanM - Mar 1, 2019 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2019

Great Ski  Sucess!

I had a free afternoon and decided to explore the Hyalite area a bit. Ended up skiing this mountain and had a great time both on the ascent and descent!


larch32 - Jun 6, 2018 9:04 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2017

Blackmore/Elephant  Sucess!


Keegan Millard - Jul 9, 2017 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2017

Afternoon Hike  Sucess!

Trail was very crowded when i started at noon. A quick storm passed through when i reached blackmore lake and had to take shelter. took 4 1/2 hours round trip.


RIMcMT - Aug 31, 2016 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2016

Stupendous  Sucess!

A long trail but not too strenuous. After breaking out of the forest we were surrounded by wildflowers. Despite a lone thunderstorm to the East we had great views. Mountains in all directions.


tlockling - Mar 26, 2016 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1990

Good hike  Sucess!

A good view


altmontana - Jul 31, 2015 3:25 pm

Nice Day Hike  Sucess!

Simple enough of a trail, really cool views from the top especially if there's enough snow. Its like an ocean of mountains.


jdarr67 - May 2, 2014 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

Standard Route  Sucess!

Solo from TH near Hyalite Reservoir. Great hike. Nothing complicated, unless forked trails near the beginning trip you up. Rained when I got to the summit.


awhite28 - Dec 25, 2012 11:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012


Fantastic views

bigbadgoo - Oct 25, 2012 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012

Snow is closing in  Sucess!

Trail is starting to get pretty icy, microspikes or crampons probably a good idea until spring!


JLuthanen - Jul 3, 2012 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011

First time up, doubled Elephant Rock  Sucess!

Cool area, totally overrun by tourists and unprepared locals (sorry, but hiking in shorts and t-shirts with a fanny pack for water just isn't prepared enough in high elevation). 10mi roundtrip, a couple fun glissades on the way out


nickL - Oct 26, 2011 12:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011

Nice hike  Sucess!

With the snow finally gone, its an easy walk up the south ridge.


samh - Dec 6, 2010 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2009

Ski Descent  Sucess!

Beautiful ski descent.

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