NOAA weather radar, satellite and synoptic charts. The weather had been cool and overcast, which was great for hiking, but began to clear and became sunny as Lupe and SPHP worked around the E side of Jasper Lake. Slight chance of snow Showers late in the morning. Choose from Lupe’s 2013 Beartooths & Canadian Rockies Adventure Index, Dingo Vacations Adventure Index or Master Adventure Index. His nickname in the music industry was “puker” – not terribly charming, but related to the wild partying lifestyle he shared for a while with the rich and famous. Lupe and SPHP sat high up near the end of the little ridge looking at the great view of Sky Pilot Lake. Your email address will not be published. Lupe left the Island Lake trailhead at around 8:15 AM. Thankfully, it didn’t hail again. Lupe kept coming to one false top after another. Get ready for a challenging hike if you are not used to high elevations! Lupe needed to lose elevation as fast as possible. Soon Lupe and SPHP reached Jasper Lake. Distance: 35.2 miles Submission: Brent Umphlett Difficulty: 4/5 Duration: 5 days Rating: 4/5 stars With no family reunion to plan our annual backpacking trip around this year (Covid-cancelled), my brother and I decided to leave our regular northwest Wyoming stomping grounds for Colorado's famed Weminuche Wilderness. Mick was very kind to Lupe, even giving her treats intended for his dog. Lupe and SPHP were ready to go find Sky Pilot Lake! Although there was a considerable amount of snow, it really didn’t look like much. This fish was one of a few left in Lake at Falls in the Beartooth Mountains. It was 50°F. This 12,799 located in the Beartooth Mountain Range of Montana in the Rockies is one of the harder state highpoints to get due to the distance technical challenge of the last 200 feet of the summit block. Lupe got over High Pass and had just barely started down the S side of the pass when the storm hit with driving rain. It was an amazing view. From Jasper Lake, Lupe headed NNW up a rocky ridge towards Two Bits Lake. The peaks nearby and the gigantic canyon to the NE below Sky Pilot Lake were most impressive too. Lupe and SPHP were happy. Lightning Lake is truly Gods country. Lupe was probably somewhere around 11,120+ feet. It was so nice catching up with her. Lupe made it back to the G6 back at the Island Lake trailhead at 11:42 PM. Want more Lupe adventures? In Lightning Lake, emergence took 52 days at a mean temperature of 46° F. Fish were 1.2 inches when their yolk sacs were absorbed in September. Lupe and SPHP scrambled onward. The deepest and longest lake in the Beartooth Mountains, this Mystic Lake, is also more developed, with a hydro-electric dam. (7-24-20), Kings Peak, Uinta Range, the Utah State High Point – Part 1: Henry’s Fork to Dollar Lake & Beyond! Lupe and SPHP got going again. The last two grueling miles we would gain 2500 vertical feet, no trail, climbing over dead fall, without any guidance other then our GPS. Lightning struck a plateau on a nearby mountain just above timberline, and with little to no fuel, it moved slowly for a few days. The scenery seemed even more beautiful, dramatic and wild in the storm. WillyWeather 67,336 . Following it, you head toward Mutt and Jeff Lakes. The first thing that Lupe saw was the upper end of the big cirque beyond the ridge. Sometime it would be fun to explore the high country around Donelson and Maryott Lakes. It got so dark, SPHP had to start using the flashlight before Lupe was even back to Mutt & Jeff Lakes. So easy and free! There was one more ridge to the N, a bit lower, but which was hiding some land in a big cirque. The new trip would involve taking a hybrid ATV/hiking journey to the Goose Lake area in the rugged Beartooth Mountains northwest of Yellowstone National Park – just within the boundary of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Massive granite plateaus that are found well above timberline define the Beartooth Mountains, along with numerous small, alpine lakes. Becker Lake- Beartooth Mountains. Still, it was a good thing the hail didn’t get any bigger, or SPHP would have been pounded. We finally got above the lake at 10,000 feet, it put my mind at ease knowing we finally reached our destination. Receive notifications of new Lupe adventures by email. Hiking in the Beartooth Mountains is very popular. SPHP had raingear in the backpack, but did not stop to put it on. You must get to the West Fork Rock Creek trailhead located just outside Red Lodge, Montana. This time though, the lightning was now close. The path my … The range runs east to west covering nearly one million acres of granite and forest. For hours, Lupe continued to see lightning in the darkness far to the SE. There, nearby, but hundreds of feet below Lupe, was Sky Pilot Lake! At first, Lupe and SPHP made very good time. Eggs … For the first time Lupe and SPHP could see farther N. SPHP had been right. Lupe and SPHP were utterly alone. I mostly just laughed about it, but I was … We began our hike to the lake around 9am, the first five miles we would gain about 1500 vertical feet, which was no problem. In the evening, Mick invited SPHP and Lupe in for a tour of his motor home. With multiple peaks over 12,000 ft. elevation and hundreds of backcountry lakes, the Beartooth Wilderness/ mountain range is a premier destination for incredible high alpine lake fishing. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Becker Lake- Beartooth Mountains. Multi-day. 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