2 1/2 hours up, 1/2 hour down, Great little outting if you only have a short time.
The Jewel of the Bridgers!
Left trailhead at about 2 in the afternoon. Powerhiked to the top in about 45 minutes. I then came down a scree/talus slope and joined up with the trail in the bottom of the bowl. Good afternoon hike with an interesting view.
I've run this thing five times now, two training and three during the start of the Bridger Ridge Run. We skied the great one couloir on July 2, 2006. Great snow late season. It is a beautiful summit and a key highpoint in the views from Bozeman.
After a blistering August, it was a cool, brisk day. Did both Sacagawea and Hardscrabble. Strangest sight of the day - saw a bear scampering past the trailhead in a hurry. A couple minutes later - saw a couple of large range cattle on his tail. I can't explain it, I just report it.
Beautiful views of the Valley, the Crazies, the Spanish Peaks, the Gallatins, the Absarokas, and the Tobacco Roots. A fun peak to climb, whether for itself or as part of the Bridger Ridge Run.
Lots of goats up here, always seem to see one or two hanging out.
This was an awesome hike with great views. I met several people from Red Lodge and hiked to the saddle with them. I kept going when they stopped for lunch. They were real good people that I throughly enjoyed hiking with. On my solo return, I was able to glissade down the chute for a quite a ways.