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Best backpacking trips in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado
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9781607328377
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xiv, 332 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
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Includes index.
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"All the necessary information to plan and execute the best backpacking trips in the US West. The authors have walked every mile of the trails described and take readers into some of the wildest and most scenic backcountry landscapes in the nation and help them plan"--Provided by publisher.
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Best Backpacking Trips in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado provides everything you need to know to organize and execute the best backpacking trips in the Mountain West. Mike White and Douglas Lorain, who have walked every mile of the trails described inside, take readers and hikers into some of the wildest and most scenic backcountry landscapes in the nation and help them design the ultimate trip.

Focusing on one-week excursions, the book offers details on all the aspects of trip planning--trail narratives, technical data, maps, gear, food, information on regulations and permits, and more. But it is more than a basic guidebook. Trip information is enriched by valuable and interesting sidebars on history and ecology that will increase appreciation for these natural areas and the people who were instrumental in their discovery or protection.

In Best Backpacking Trips in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado , White and Lorain pass on their knowledge of quality hikes, planning and preparation, and the unique satisfaction of multi-day backpacking. This guide, put into practice, will result in the trip of a lifetime.


Author Notes

Mike White is a full-time writer and a former community college instructor and is the author or coauthor of numerous outdoor hiking guides, including so Classic Hikes in Nevada, Best Backpacking Trips in California and Nevada, and Best Backpacking Trips in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Douclas Lorain has for the last several years made his home in Montana and has explored the trails of the Mountain West extensively. A photographer and recipient of the National Outdoor Book Award, he is the author or coauthor of Backpacking Wyoming, Backpacking Oregon, Backpacking Washington, Best Backpacking Trips in California and Nevada, and Best Backpacking Trips in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.


Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. ix
List of Trail Profilesp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 3
Part 1 Montana
Glacier National Park
Trip 1 Ptarmigan-Glenns Lake-Highline Loopp. 17
Trip 2 Gunsight Pass Traversep. 45
Crazy Mountains-Caster Gallatin National Forest
Trip 3 Crazy Mountains Traversep. 61
Madison Range-Lee Metcalf Wilderness (Spanish Peaks Unit), Custer Gallatin National Forest
Trip 4 Spanish Peaks Loopp. 77
Beartooth Mountains-Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Custer Gallatin National Forest
Trip 5 The Beaten Pathp. 95
Part 2 Wyoming
Yellowstone National Park
Trip 6 Bechler River Trailp. 119
Grand Teton National Park
Trip 7 Teton Crest Trailp. 139
Cloud Peak Wilderness, Bighorn National Forest
Trip 8 Solitude Trail Loopp. 165
Bridger Wilderness Bridger-Teton National Forest
Trip 9p. 187
Bridger and Popo Agie Wildernesses, Bridger-Teton and Shoshone National Forests
Trip 10 Cirque of the Towers Loopp. 219
Fitzpatrick Wilderness, Shoshone National Forest
Trip 11 Glacier Trail to Gannett Peakp. 241
Part 3 Colorado
Flat Tops Wilderness, White River and Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests
Trip 12 Trappers Lake-Devils Causeway Loopp. 257
Maroon Bells-Snow mass Wilderness, White River National Forest
Trip 13 Maroon Bells: Four Pass Loopp. 275
Weminuche Wilderness, Rio Grande and San Juan National Forests
Trip 14 Weminuche Wilderness Traversep. 289
Appendix: Best Times by Seasonp. 311
About the Authorsp. 323
Indexp. 327