Hike in the Mountains

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Hike in the Mountains

Post by Hobbes_mobile » July 26th, 2020, 12:03 pm

We drove up to the edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness on Friday evening and did a pretty good hike on Saturday. The hike was approximately 10 miles round trip. We had another mile up to go to make it to the top and see the patrol station but my wife got sick and we had to turn back.

Evening before:

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Hike Up:

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Hike down:

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There are a lot of wild flowers in the mountains. I couldn't begin to name them all. I know the red one is Indian Paintbrush.

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Re: Hike in the Mountains

Post by CamoMan4025 » July 26th, 2020, 2:33 pm

Great pics, too bad your wife got sick, that sucks. Maybe this gives me somewhat of an idea what I'll be hiking in come November??
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Re: Hike in the Mountains

Post by Hobbes_mobile » July 26th, 2020, 3:12 pm

CamoMan4025 wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Great pics, too bad your wife got sick, that sucks. Maybe this gives me somewhat of an idea what I'll be hiking in come November??
I suspect that you'll do a good bit from horseback. That's a whole other set of muscles to make sore. :D

You also get a little greener the farther northwest you go.
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Re: Hike in the Mountains

Post by HunterGKS » July 26th, 2020, 3:40 pm

Thx for sharing the great pics. Hope your wife is feeling better.

What camera/lens did you use. (Please don't say smart phone!! LOL)
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Re: Hike in the Mountains

Post by hoobilly » July 26th, 2020, 5:51 pm

Glad she’s alright otherwise

Beautiful pictures!
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Re: Hike in the Mountains

Post by OLE RASPY » July 26th, 2020, 7:39 pm

Good pics as always
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Re: Hike in the Mountains

Post by Hobbes_mobile » July 26th, 2020, 8:01 pm

HunterGKS wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Thx for sharing the great pics. Hope your wife is feeling better.

What camera/lens did you use. (Please don't say smart phone!! LOL)

Yep ........Motorola Moto Z3. I think it takes better photos than the camera that I used to use.

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Re: Hike in the Mountains

Post by Hobbes_mobile » July 26th, 2020, 8:14 pm

hoobilly wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Glad she’s alright otherwise

Beautiful pictures!
She got better as we headed back down. It was a harder hike than she realized and she wasn't in shape for it. It kicked the crap out of her. She's good today.

She's the one that got me into the hike. It was supposed to be several women from church, but a bunch backed out. The three remaining (only one woman that has done it before) wanted more people because of the possibility of grizzlies. There ended up being myself and another couple going. A couple others had bear spray but none could have accessed it quick enough. I was packing the new 10mm and spray, both at the ready. (The gun was for myself since I can't hit a barn with it. They didn't know that though) The only problem was I was in back keeping my wife moving. A bear would have plowed over the whole group before I could have tried to stop it.

I looked at the trail on OnX before we went and knew that my wife was probably signing up for more than she was ready for. I wasn't terribly concerned about making it to the top, but I was a little disappointed after stopping at 5 miles of a 6 mile hike up.

I could make a comparison, but this is a family forum. :)

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Re: Hike in the Mountains

Post by soiltester » July 27th, 2020, 7:12 am

Regardless Hobbes
You folks had a great day for a beautiful hike and super neat scenery!!! What a Garden of Eden with those beautiful wild flowers!!
Glad your wife got on the mends and I'm sure the next trip all will make it to the patrol station!! :thumbup:
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Re: Hike in the Mountains

Post by Hobbes_mobile » July 27th, 2020, 8:22 am

soiltester wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 7:12 am
Regardless Hobbes
You folks had a great day for a beautiful hike and super neat scenery!!! What a Garden of Eden with those beautiful wild flowers!!
Glad your wife got on the mends and I'm sure the next trip all will make it to the patrol station!! :thumbup:

Yes, it was still a good day. I'm waking up now with my typical "2nd day after" soreness. A little coffee (maybe a lot) and some stretching and I'll be good.

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Re: Hike in the Mountains

Post by hoobilly » July 28th, 2020, 6:06 am

Hobbes_mobile wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 8:14 pm
hoobilly wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Glad she’s alright otherwise

Beautiful pictures!
She got better as we headed back down. It was a harder hike than she realized and she wasn't in shape for it. It kicked the crap out of her. She's good today.

She's the one that got me into the hike. It was supposed to be several women from church, but a bunch backed out. The three remaining (only one woman that has done it before) wanted more people because of the possibility of grizzlies. There ended up being myself and another couple going. A couple others had bear spray but none could have accessed it quick enough. I was packing the new 10mm and spray, both at the ready. (The gun was for myself since I can't hit a barn with it. They didn't know that though) The only problem was I was in back keeping my wife moving. A bear would have plowed over the whole group before I could have tried to stop it.

I looked at the trail on OnX before we went and knew that my wife was probably signing up for more than she was ready for. I wasn't terribly concerned about making it to the top, but I was a little disappointed after stopping at 5 miles of a 6 mile hike up.

I could make a comparison, but this is a family forum. :)
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Hiking can be tough. I missed a turkey once in Kentucky and my buddy took me for a hike to try and find another. WLked me to death. Sore for 3 days after that I was
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Re: Hike in the Mountains

Post by CamoMan4025 » July 28th, 2020, 12:07 pm

Yea, supposedly we stay in a lodge, vehicle so many miles to the horses then ride so many miles then hike. I've heard riding horses works muscles you've never used. I'm not sure I've ever been on one. Guess I need to find a trail ride or something here in VA before I go out????
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Re: Hike in the Mountains

Post by Sir-diealot » July 28th, 2020, 6:27 pm

Wonderful pictures, you did a great job taking them. Hope to make it to the mountains one day, not the ones here in NY either.

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