I drove up to Montana to visit my brother, Chris, and see our dad, Michael.
We did a little mountain climbing and some fishin'.
Chris and I tried to climb
Granite Peak (12,799 feet),
the highest point in Montana. We backpacked up East Rosebud Creek, slogged across the aptly-named
Froze-to-Death Plateau, and camped in a saddle just below Tempest Mountain, within view of the
objective. Unfortunately, we were hit with an early-season snow storm, which made camping a little
rough. In the morning things did not look good for climbing class 4-5 rock! So, we bailed.
In the East Rosebud drainage.
Coming out of E. Rosebud
As a consolation, we decided to climb
Emigrant Peak (10,921 feet),
above the Paradise Valley near Chris' home. Only problem was we had no idea what was the route. We studied
the map and decided on a scree gully on the east side of the mountain. It worked out OK, but apparently its not
the route that is normally done.
Finally, we hooked up with Dad and went for a little trout fishing.