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Mark W

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Trip Report: Snowshoeing to an Abandoned Lookout Tower
« on: January 19, 2016, 12:07:07 PM »

I've started posting trip reports over on TrailGroove and thought I'd post an excerpt and a link over here as well . . . enjoy!



It is one thing to conceptually understand that you have the gear to bivy at 7,500 feet in the Northern Rockies with a forecast of six degrees below zero. It is another thing entirely to find yourself in circumstances where you end up having to do exactly that. And it was in such circumstances that I found myself on the last night of 2015. Perhaps I shouldn’t have turned down that invitation to a New Year’s Eve party after all.

I left home that morning later than I would’ve liked and drove for more than five minutes but less than five hours to the trailhead. Montana, Idaho, Washington, Wyoming . . . all within striking distance given the equation of time and space using motorized transportation. Discretion is the better part of many things in life, including keeping special places special by not indiscriminately broadcasting their details on the Internet. Hoisting my pack and stepping into snowshoes shortly after noon, I began what would be one of the most challenging hikes I’ve ever had the joy of undertaking.

Full report here . . . http://www.trailgroove.com/blogs/entry/64-the-lookout-a-snowshoe-trip-to-an-abandoned-fire-tower/
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Re: Trip Report: Snowshoeing to an Abandoned Lookout Tower
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2016, 09:05:16 AM »

Thanks for sharing your report! The pictures are breathtaking.
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Re: Trip Report: Snowshoeing to an Abandoned Lookout Tower
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 09:10:59 AM »

Awesome! 
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Re: Trip Report: Snowshoeing to an Abandoned Lookout Tower
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 09:16:15 AM »

Mark, another great trip report with stunning pictures.  Thanks for remembering us back in Kentucky.
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Re: Trip Report: Snowshoeing to an Abandoned Lookout Tower
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 07:04:41 PM »

-6 Brrrrr!!! ???  But the winter scenery is beautiful.
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