A Hike in the Beartooths

Last Saturday I decided to give Sydney a break from the heat of the Cody area and head up to the northern part of the Shoshone NF.  We drove up to the Beartooth Mountains for some alpine hiking in very comfortable temperatures (it was 57° when we started our hike.

On the way to find a hike for us to explore, we stopped at Beartooth Lake and proceeded to be eaten alive by mosquitoes the size of hummingbirds (seriously, these things were huge!).  However, we stuck it out long enough to take in the beautiful lake.

Such a poser 😉

After driving around, I found a parking area which led to a closed dirt road on which we did our hike for the day.  We hiked through a gorgeous alpine area on the Morrison Jeep Trail.  On our drive up to the Beartooths, I noticed there was rain heading that way, but I figured Sydney and I could get a little wet and be just fine.

We started our hike and were treated to views of lovely alpine lakes while Sydney romped in snow patches and streams along the trail.

My snow dog was in heaven

After about 3-4 miles, Sydney heard thunder from the approaching storm and quickly decided to do a 180 and start back for the car.  I quickly followed suit, deciding he would not do well outside in a thunderstorm (that boy is not a fan of thunder!).

Gorgeous lakes & alpine flowers everywhere

So while this hike may not have been nearly as grueling as my first summit (https://anappetiteforadventure.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/my-1st-summit/), it was nice to enjoy an easy hike with my partner in crime while taking in new, awe-inspiring sights 🙂

Another happy day on the Shoshone National Forest!

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Sheri Salzmann on July 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Ahhhhhh I feel like I’m there with ya. The altitude…the attitude…the coolness on a hot July day. Syd your protector knows when to get you in out of the weather..”thunder Mama lets head for home…Fast! :):) Thanks for sharing!

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