Heart Lake and Homer Youngs Peak
The secret: Idyllic elk meadows and an imposing summit lie just a few miles from a little-used trail.
Ajax Lake and Ajax Peak
The secret: A long dirt-road approach to the trailhead dissuades most hikers from attempting this magnificent summit, but they don’t know about the five-star car camping en route.
Six Lakes Walkabout
The secret: To find the best of the Anaconda, head off-trail past isolated tarns, over high ridgelines, and around an iconic peak.
The secret: Hike to the shore of a half-mile long lake for mountain vistas and gold-medal cutthroat fishing.
Rocky Mountain and Old Baldy
The secret: Discover a wide-open view over the vast Bob Marshall Wilderness from this solitary summit.
Northern Cabinets Thru-Hike
The secret: Explore a new route across one of America’s most beautiful-and overlooked-ranges.
The secret: Pick a sneak route up the region’s tallest summit.
Pine Creek Lake and Black Mountain
The secret: Keep climbing when others turn back to reach the lake-filled foreground-or the top-of this steep, dark-mountain castle.