Bozeman, MT: Mount Blackmore
This ambitious 5.6-miler climbs more than 3,000 feet through mountain meadows, past a quiet lake, to a summit with far-away views over the Gallatin Range.
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-Mapped by Trung Q. Le
- Distance: 9.0
Location: 45.4849700927734, -110.980499267578
Head S on Blackmore Trail under an evergreen canopy
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Straight on Blackmore Trail @ 3-way. In 130 ft., straight again @ 3-way. Gradual ascent to Blackmore Lake continues
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Straight @ 4-way, crossing an old forest road
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Lodgepole pine and Douglas fir are reflected in Blackmore Lake’s glassy waters on R. Continue heading SW
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Straight on Blackmore Trail @ 3-way. Leave woods for alpine meadows
Location: 45.4532203674316, -110.981101989746
Trail proceeds S toward Elephant Mtn. Ahead, leave ridge for .3-mi. descent to drainage
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Trail swings R, heading W below Elephant Mtn.’s summit ridge
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Turn L (SW)
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Climb switchbacks to saddle between Mt. Blackmore and Elephant Mtn.
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Saddle: Go straight @ 3-way toward Blackmore; 550 ft. of climbing left
Location: 45.4446487426758, -111.003700256348
Mt. Blackmore: This 10,154-ft. peak sits on the NW wing of the Gallatin Range, a string of mountains stretching from Yellowstone to Livingston. Snap photos then descend back to trailhead
Location: 45.4701118469238, -110.984344482422
Conifers are reflected in lake’s glassy waters.
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Mt. Blackmore from the saddle connecting Blackmore and Elephant Mtn.
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