Friday, Sprocket and I headed over to the Cabinet Mountains, it’s a nice drive over Thompson Pass from here (only about an hour and half). I had dinner in Noxon, Montana before heading up to the trailhead.
We spent the night cuddled up in the back of the Cherokee. Sprocket’s a good cuddler. Unfortunately, Saturday was really cloudy. Up at elevation we were completely socked in. Sprocket didn’t really mind and ran around like a crazy dog. I was a little nervous because there was bear scat everywhere but we hiked out to Cliff Lake and thought about hiking up St. Paul peak. Continue reading “The Cabinets”
Our second day in Yellowstone started in the parking lot of Canyon Village. We ate a quick breakfast in the cafeteria and headed for Mt. Washburn. It was a short and sweet 3.1 mile climb to the summit. It was one of those hikes with a perfect grade–we didn’t feel like we were working but still managed to gain 1,400 feet!
After the hike we headed up the Lamar River Valley towards the Northeast entrance of the park. That was by far the most beautiful part of the park in my opinion–there were just some gorgeous mountain cliffs and the valley got nice and small as we approached the park entrance.
I swear I haven’t forgotten about the blog. I’ve been off gallivanting with F. I’m going to be out of town on business (wow that sounds grown up) tonight but I’ll be back Wednesday night to start catching up on our trip.