It’s not until just before the trailhead that you get a glimpse of it to the southwest but the view doesn’t last for long so it’s hard to tell what you’re up against. The Blackmore trail continues westward along the ridge and after a short, scramble-free climb you’re at the summit. Maxey Cabin. The wind at the top was almost non-existent and we were able to sit down and have a relaxing snack break before heading back down. The Blackmore trailhead parking lot is sizable and includes outhouse facilities. Photo taken March 2016. There is nothing distinctive in this name. The trail winds through the Gallatin Forest to Blackmore Lake and then climbs steadily to a cirque at the base of Mount Blackmore. During the final stretch of the ascent we’d observed a pair of hikers heading straight down the cirque in order to avoid the unnecessarily long route down to the saddle so we followed in their footsteps hoping to add a little more excitement to the adventure and shave off some time. It’s a tiny lake with some nice views and makes for a great short day hike destination. Rain in September usually promises snow up in the mountains around Bozeman, MT. That is definitely NOT Mount Blackmore in the distance. Do crows fly in straight lines? One the mineral, Hyalite, which is found in abundance and was the factor for naming Mount Hyalite, the other the commonness of the name Middle Creek. 8,691 feet (2,649 Naya Nuki Peak , 45°53′30″N 110°57′43″W  /  45.89167°N 110.96194°W  / 45.89167; -110.96194  ( Naya Nuki Peak ) , el. Other unofficial campsites exist along the route, including a very small site (just a fire ring really)to the right of the footbridge around 8000 feet. Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. In his petition Mr. Waite states, “One can hardly find a valley in the Western part of the United States which has not a Middle Creek. Skied from about a mile shy of the summit on the eastern face. From the lake continue along the trail that follows Blackmore Creek as it steepens towards its headwaters. The hike’s not nearly as challenging as it appears which was a bit of a let-down for me. Crisp, chilly air and colorful foliage make for great hiking. LOG: 0915 Dep TH Hyalite reservoir 6700' 1150 Arr summit 10,154' 1210 Dep summit GPS Data: 6 hr 30 min, 12.18 mi RT, 3609' Total Ascent 1445 Arr TH © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. There are no signs. 15 to May 15. About Activities Get Involved Resources Donate Activities Get Involved Resources Donate Back Our Board Annual Reports The trail then continues uneventfully through the forest, closely following Blackmore Creek which acts as a great nearby water source. The South Cottonwood drainage is down below. It’s reasonably steep. There is nothing distinctive in this name. Mount Ellis, el. It’s the kind of hike you’ll see people doing just for exercise so you can forget about having any alone time, at least in the summer. From Mount Blackmore, the 10,000-foot peaks of the Hyalite Range seem to go on forever, an appropriate reward for a 5.7-mile hike with nary a flat spot for rest stops. The climb to the Hyalite Divide ridge is a ~4-5 mile hike-a-bike for most people. The road offers glimpses of Hyalite Creek before you pass the massive Hyalite Reservoir and the road turns to dirt. Although Mount Blackmore (10,154 ft.) south of Bozeman only ranks #202 on the list, it may win the prize as Montana’s “most accessible summit over 10,000 feet”. It was a steep five miles each way and I hoped to get out before night fall, but had my headlamp with me just in case. Once at the parking we were startled by the sight. It's 36 miles long and 12 miles wide, from Mount Blackmore and Hyalite Peak to Windy Mount Blackmore If you're looking for a challenging day hike near Bozeman, Blackmore Peak is a great option. This non-motorized lake cabin is situated near Hyalite Reservoir and is ideal for fishing, floating, and relaxing. Skiing Mount Blackmore in Hyalite Canyon, MT on 01/27/2018 with Brandon. Stay alert and do not miss the Wheeler intersection on your left at ~mile 41. Read More. Unser Ziel: Mount Blackmore (3.095 m) in der Gallatin Range, unweit des Hyalite Reservoirs (2.042 m). I felt like I was in a rush for starting late so I hauled as fast as the snowshoes would let me on the hard packed skin track in Hyalite Canyon. This is the map posted on the trail bulletin board, next to all the bear warnings. If you are hiking to … Blackmore, a volcanic peak named after Mary Blackmore, a Bozeman resident who died from pneumonia in the summer of 1872, can be accessed via two trailheads near Hyalite Reservoir; one is just before the reservoir and the second is right near the parking lot at the reservoir. It is a popular trail in good weather months and those who summit the peak earn glorious views. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. If you’re planning on getting to the peak, then you might want to consider the trailhead that starts from the main reservoir parking lot—this will knock a … He thought that it was pretty strenuous but worth it! Our time included a long lunch and a few other short breaks. Near the top of my list has been Mount Blackmore, probably the most significant peak near Bozeman, accessed from Hyalite Reservoir something like 15 or 20 miles south of town as the crow flies. Skied from about a mile shy of the summit on the eastern face. Hyalite road is closed from approximately Apr. Major streams include the headwaters of Hyalite, Bozeman, Trail, Eightmile, Big, Rock, Tom Miner, Buffalo Horn, Porcupine, Portal, Moose, Swan, Squaw, and South Cottonwood creeks. Here I am parking at the trail head. One the mineral, Hyalite, which is found in abundance and was the factor for naming Mount Hyalite, the other the commonness of the name Middle Creek. The peak sports a jam-packed site with views of Hyalite Reservoir below, other peaks in the Gallatin Range, and the Bridger and Crazy Mountain Ranges … 20 Mile loop from Blackmore Saddle to Hyalite Peak. The plant life was unbelievably lush because of the wet summer and had taken over the area, almost to the point of being an infestation. Blackmore wasn’t nearly the beast we expected it to be but it was still fun and I will definitely return sometime to bag Elephant and explore that side of the ridge. A Historic Day for Wilderness Montana sees first wilderness designation in more than 30 years . Sights to See. Use caution. Plan for around 2 hours just to descend the 5.3 miles back to the parking lot. Hiking info, trail maps, and 8 trip reports from Mount Blackmore (10,052 ft) in Montana Blackmore Lake lies beneath Mount Blackmore and Elephant Mountain, surrounded by meadow and dense pine forest. This cabin sits in the midst of a recreation mecca. Getting up to the summit, well that proved to be easier said than done. You head up a drainage to a cirque, climb a saddle, and follow the ridge directly to the summit without even a slight scramble. There is a campsite along the trail a couple of minutes past Blackmore Lake, about 2 miles from the trailhead. Nonetheless, the views from the top are great. Skiing Mount Blackmore in Hyalite Canyon, MT on 01/27/2018 with Brandon. abgeblasene Westhänge. Apparently some sort of paddle-boarding event was taking place at the reservoir and had now gotten in the way of our adventure so we were forced to backtrack the excruciating 0.5 mile drive to the first trailhead. Elephant is straight ahead. Mt. The The Blackmore trailhead parking lot is sizable and includes outhouse facilities. 9,449 feet (2,880 Notice the smile and lack of sweat. Happy Hiker - View TOward SE. About halfway in we found ourselves in a beautiful meadow full of vibrant wildflowers. Blackmore Lake is surrounded by peaks and has a marsh-like ecosystem, which allows it to be a nice spot to cool off during a hot summer day. This is the map posted on the trail bulletin board, next to all the bear warnings. Mount Blackmore is located near the Hyalite … He thought that it was pretty strenuous but worth it! (42), Comments I think it’d be more interesting to head towards Elephant Mountain at the saddle and explore that side of the ridge. This non-motorized lake cabin is situated near Hyalite Reservoir and is ideal for fishing, floating, and relaxing. Nestled within the Gallatin National Forest, the volcanic peak of Mount Blackmore stands just west of Hyalite Reservoir. The trailhead to Mount Blackmore departs from a parking area just before Hyalite Reservoir. Mount Blackmore, located in the Gallatin National Forest, is a beautiful, volcanic peak located just south of Bozeman, Montana. Aside from a couple of steeper sections it’s basically just a stroll through the woods. Looking south at the Gallatin Range from the summit. Hyalite road is closed from approximately Apr. The 15-mile road from Bozeman to the trailhead is paved, and a nicely designed 6.5-mile trail leads all the way to the summit. Descending Mount Blackmore in Hyalite area (photo by Nancy Tanner) Friday marked a huge victory for Montana’s outdoor way of life and a significant defeat for those who want to seize our American public lands. All Rights Reserved. I love the crooked sign. Dec 12 2014. The summit is surprisingly flat and not nearly as intimidating as it appears from Bozeman which was somewhat of a letdown since I’d expected something more challenging. I thought that the hike was definitely a great one and I hope to do it again! Mount Blackmore is located near the Hyalite … Further ahead the trail enters the cirque at the base Blackmore and begins switchbacking up a saddle that connects the two mountains. Climb up and over the first ridge, then descend toward Blackmore Lake (no need to take off skins nor for splitboards to transition). Getting Started. Crisp, chilly air and colorful foliage make for great hiking. I’ve made tentative plans to be away for most of the summer with only short stints back in Bozeman between trips. From Mount Blackmore, the 10,000-foot peaks of the Hyalite Range seem to go on forever, an appropriate reward for a 5.7-mile hike with nary a flat spot for rest stops. Route Description: Taken from Powder Project “Park at Hyalite reservoir and make your way into the woods to follow the Mount Blackmore trail. It eventually bottoms out at Blackmore Lake, about 1.5-miles later. Notice the smile and lack of sweat. Some of the summits have to be climbed, but not all of them do. All Rights Reserved. The view from the summit of Mount Blackmore is grand in the extreme. Both trails connect to the Mount Blackmore Loop Trail, which offers amazing views of Hyalite Canyon at the summit of Mount Blackmore. When I did the hike I brought a friend who was from the Midwest and not used to the altitude. Donate Now Caroline Byrd Legacy Fund Monthly Giving Renew Your Support Business Member Program Planned, Wire, and Stock Giving Take Action. towards the reservoir. (39), Climber's Log Entries Starting from the Hyalite Reservoir parking lot, the trail begins a gradual climb. The last time I was here I hiked Mount Blackmore. Blackmore doesn’t look nearly as deadly from this angle. Mount Blackmore is located in the hyalite section of the Gallatin National Forrest and it is a nice day hike. Since the second route looked fractions of a mile shorter on the map, we naturally went straight to that trailhead. The trail continues climbing steadily and after some switchbacks the forest opens up revealing Mount Blackmore to the southwest and Elephant Mountain to the southeast. In his petition Mr. Waite states, “One can hardly find a valley in the Western part of the United States which has not a Middle Creek. Castle Reef and the Front at dawn. This route follows Hyalite Ridge from the Blackmore-Elephant saddle. From the cirque it’s a fairly simple climb up to a saddle and then to the peak for a total of 3500’ of vertical over 6.5 miles. The Gallatin Range extends for miles in every direction and two prominent peaks, Alex Lowe Peak (named after the late mountaineer Alex Lowe, a Bozemanite who died in an avalanche in 1999 while climbing in Tibet) and Mount Bole, rise above a cirque to the south. I think it’s worthy of a name…I’ll call it Trigonal Peak. Mount Blackmore – 10,154′ Mount Blackmore stands at 10,154′ in the heart of Montana’s Gallatin Range. Mount Blackmore, “terror” of the Gallatins, beckons to anyone looking south of Bozeman, appearing as a sharp, pyramidal-shaped summit ready to deter even the most experienced hikers. It took my wife and I about 4 hours and 50 minutes to reach the peak. With several route options, this hike can be extended an additional 4 miles to the top of Mount Blackmore, and more ambitious hikers can continue another 11 miles to the S. Cottonwood trailhead, where they can drop a … Looking south from Blackmore Lake. For those who want to ascend all the way to the top of Mount Blackmore, well this is where the hard elevation begins. Blackmore Lake. The climb to the Mount Blackmore saddle is a ~3-4 mile hike-a-bike for most people. Mount Blackmore stands at 10,154′ in the heart of Montana’s Gallatin Range. A Historic Day for Wilderness Montana sees first wilderness designation in more than 30 years . (1), Images Descending Mount Blackmore in Hyalite area (photo by Nancy Tanner) Friday marked a huge victory for Montana’s outdoor way of life and a significant defeat for those who want to seize our American public lands. It’s pretty obvious which direction to go since the correct trail is more established than the others but if you’re not paying attention it’s easy to make a wrong turn. There didn’t appear to be a trail leading up to Elephant but the the path is clear and looks just as, if not more, exciting as Blackmore. It’s easily accessible from Hyalite Canyon near Bozeman via a well maintained trail that make for easy walking all the way to the peak. Dem recht breiten Wanderweg 324 folgend, meist durch dichten Wald, bis zum Blackmore Lake. Descending the eastern slope of Blackmore. Read More. Description From the summit of Mount Blackmore take descend generally skiiers-left hugging your ascent line all the while letting your skis or board run a bit enjoying this airy zone. Maxey Cabin. Follow the curve to the right and drive for another mile or so, following the signs to take a left onto Hyalite Canyon Road. 9,449 feet (2,880 Mount Blackmore is located in the hyalite section of the Gallatin National Forrest and it is a nice day hike. Journeys: Mount Blackmore I got a late start on my journey to hike Mount Blackmore, but I did get started. Getting Started. During the climb, Peale found “excellent specimens of Hyalite in globular concretions, as clear as glass, coating the rocks and making them look as though coated with ice.” The presence of this mineral, known today as hyaline opal, would later lead P. C. Waite to rename the valley “Hyalite Canyon.” The name “Mount Blackmore” was … It sees a wide variety of trail types along the way, including alpine singletrack, loose rock, lengthy rock gardens, off-camber roots and smooth forest sections. Camping along the shore would be difficult since it’s partially surrounded by a marsh but there’s a well-established campsite just beyond the south end of the lake. From Bozeman, drive South on 19th Street for about 5 miles. Alex Lowe Peak on the left. It can be completed in about 6 hours. Run Up Mt. The descent from miles 51-56 is steep and loose. It’s a simple, although steep, descent down a grassy, obstruction-free slope and merges with the main trail right at the center of the cirque. To know you're inside it, you have to just know. Skiiers typically ascend the mountain along the northeast ridge. The trailhead to Mount Blackmore departs from a parking area just before Hyalite Reservoir. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. It is fairly quick because you start at about 6700 ft elevation driving up the Hyalite canyon. (17), Additions & Corrections Join us for a hike to Fox Meadow in Hyalite. Journeys: Mount Blackmore I got a late start on my journey to hike Mount Blackmore, but I did get started. It can be completed in about 6 hours. Elephant Mountain is located in the Hyalite portion of the northern Gallatin range.Elephant sits at 10,085 ft according the Fridley Peak USGS quad. Castle Reef and the Front at dawn. Take Action! Anyway, probably the main attraction of Hyalite Canyon is Hyalite Reservoir, which lies about 12 miles (19 km) up the road. Donate. The trail is suitable for biking and the peak is popular for backcountry skiing during the winter. The first official day of summer kicked off with six to 12 inches of fresh snow in Montana’s Hyalite Range around Bozeman after an overnight storm on June 20 blanketed the city and surrounding mountains. (2 ). Neither will save you any time and they both merge after about 0.5 miles anyway. © Copyright 2015 - 2020. Looking up towards Elephant Mountain. View Mount Blackmore Image Gallery - 39 Images. Bozeman can be seen off in the distance to the north and the Hyalite reservoir to the northeast. Mount Blackmore is a peak inside of Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area. 8,340 feet (2,540 Mount Hebgen , 44°49′24″N 111°13′39″W  /  44.82333°N 111.22750°W  / 44.82333; -111.22750  ( Mount Hebgen ) , el. Summiting the 10,154 foot (3095 m) tall Mount Blackmore requires a 10 mile (16 km) round-trip hike with an elevation gain of about 3400 feet (1035 m). Also, located at the base of Mount Blackmore is Hyalite Reservoir. The reservoir is open for swimming, paddleboarding, and boating (non-motorized boats only, as it’s the source of Bozeman’s drinking water). The trail to Mount Blackmore is well used by locals from Bozeman. There are no signs. Mount Bole (center left) in the distance and Alex Lowe Peak to the right. We’d made excellent time so far and expected to be back before dark which was very unusual for our adventures. Alerts. Run Up Mt. This trail goes by Blackmore Lake, Mount Blackmore, and Elephant Mountain. Blackmore, and is generally ridden as an out-and-back. It’s reasonably steep. comment . It’s a very straight-forward hike with no surprises. Hyalite Peak to Mt Blackmore Traverse June (2) May (1) April (3) March (2) February (5) January (3) 2015 (21) December (1) November (1) October (4) September (5) August (5) July (5) Located just below the peak is Hyalite Canyon, a hang out for local climbers. Previous Entry - Next Entry. Much of it is a dull hike through dense forest, and Blackmore Lake, which seems to be drying up, is one … About Activities Get Involved Resources Donate Activities Get Involved Resources Donate Back Our Board Annual Reports Blackmore, and is generally ridden as an out-and-back. The round trip hike to the summit and back covers just under 12 miles and 3700′ vertical feet. Prominent peaks include Mount Blackmore, Mount Bole, Hyalite Peak, Eaglehead Mountain, and Fortress Mountain. Once you are over the wide open snowfields of the North Shoulder open it up and throw some sprays to the valley floor. Major streams include the headwaters of Hyalite, Bozeman, Trail, Eightmile, Big, Rock, Tom Miner, Buffalo Horn, Porcupine, Portal, Moose, Swan, Squaw, and South Cottonwood creeks. Blackmore Lake lies below the peak and is a more challenging hike with a 650 foot gain in elevation. I’m surprised there isn’t a trail there already considering how much distance it cuts off but it wouldn’t be a true adventure without some bushwhacking anyway. It sees a wide variety of trail types along the way, including alpine singletrack, loose rock, lengthy rock gardens, off-camber roots and smooth forest sections. It's 36 miles long and 12 miles wide, from Mount Blackmore and Hyalite Peak to Windy You head up a drainage to a cirque, climb a saddle, and follow the ridge directly to the summit without even a slight scramble. Blackmore Today I decided to run/hike up to Mount Blackmore, which is a 10,154 ft peak, just 20 miles south of Bozeman. 8,691 feet (2,649 Naya Nuki Peak , 45°53′30″N 110°57′43″W  /  45.89167°N 110.96194°W  / 45.89167; -110.96194  ( Naya Nuki Peak ) , el. Here I am parking at the trail head. I felt like I was in a rush for starting late so I hauled as fast as the snowshoes would let me on the hard packed skin track in Hyalite Canyon. The lot was completely packed, not a single spot was available. Both trails connect to the Mount Blackmore Loop Trail, which offers amazing views of Hyalite Canyon at the summit of Mount Blackmore. Mount Blackmore - Best Peak Hike Near Bozeman Sunday, July 19, 2020 Mount Blackmore, Montana, United States. It wasn’t until my fourth summer that I was finally fit enough scale this beast and one weekend in July we decided to go for it. The summit provides an alternate view of the Hyalite … Mount Blackmore is a peak inside of Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study Area. Ran out of daylight to reach the summit. There are two trailheads that you can use to access the Mount Blackmore trail. Mt. Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. It was a steep five miles each way and I hoped to get out before night fall, but had my headlamp with me just in case. Sights to See. Blackmore Lake Trail begins near the northwest edge of Hyalite Reservoir. PSA: It is worth to note that there are multiple ways to access this trail from different spots near the Hyalite Reservoir, but the actual trailhead starts at the Mount Blackmore Trailhead that is right before getting to the reservoir parking lot. This trail goes by Blackmore Lake, Mount Blackmore, and Elephant Mountain. I got a GPS track of 4.8 miles to the Blackmore-Elephant Saddle. Blackmore Lake is surrounded by peaks and has a marsh-like ecosystem, which allows it to be a nice spot to cool off during a hot summer day. The trail starts out as a steady climb through the forest and passes through numerous unlabeled intersections. It is fairly quick because you start at about 6700 ft elevation driving up the Hyalite canyon. The reservoir is open for swimming, paddleboarding, and boating (non-motorized boats only, as it’s the source of Bozeman’s drinking water). Standing atop Mount Blackmore on a windy morning over the Fourth of July weekend, the view was astounding in every direction for as far as the eye could see. I thought that the hike was definitely a great one and I hope to do it again! Mount Blackmore, accessible from Hyalite Canyon in the Gallatin Range, is one of the tallest peaks visible from Bozeman and a popular summit to bag for locals; a must for any Bozemanite who’s fit enough. Climb up and over the first ridge, then descend toward Blackmore Lake (no need to take off skins nor for splitboards to transition). It was the perfect break spot so we dropped our bags and planted ourselves in the shade of a nearby tree for a quick lunch. After about 0.5 miles there’s one final intersection and the real trail begins which continues to climb steadily and then descends to Blackmore Lake, about 1.5 miles in. When I did the hike I brought a friend who was from the Midwest and not used to the altitude. Blackmore remains mostly hidden from view as you drive along Hyalite Canyon Rd. The summit provides an alternate view of the Hyalite area and offers a unique view of the Gallatin range to the south. Mount Blackmore via Blackmore Trail is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Mount Blackmore was named by Ferdinand Hayden, an early geologist and surveyor of the Rocky Mountains with the U.S. Geological Survey. Including Bole, it offers five distinct summits and two or three more depending upon how you count them. At the top of the saddle the trail intersects Trail 423 which descends the southern side of the saddle into the South Cottonwood Creek drainage and eventually merges with the South Cottonwood Creek Trail, another possible, although lengthy, route to Blackmore. Class 3 scramble for much of the ridgeline. Die Route ist, orientierungstechnisch, sehr einfach. Mount Blackmore (far right) as seen from Bozeman. Looking west from the summit. This trail climbs around 3700' from the Blackmore trailhead in Hyalite canyon (alternately accessed from the reservoir) to the summit Mt. To know you're inside it, you have to just know. Ran out of daylight to reach the summit. Once you turn off of South 19th street toward Hyalite Canyon, it’s still a surprisingly long way to the trailhead too – about 13 miles. It’s a very straight-forward hike with no surprises. An unnamed peak just south of the saddle. Hyalite is where I became an alpinist, in spirit and in practice. It was one of the first peaks I’d heard about after moving to Bozeman and it seemed to have a reputation for being one of the most difficult hikes in the area (although in retrospect this is certainly not the case). Blackmore is another classic Bozeman backcountry location. For example, the https://www.outdoorproject.com/united-states/montana/mount-blackmore The road is curvy here so the turnoff is easy to miss; it’s off to the right surrounded by trees. If you want to shave off some time and distance you can head straight up to the summit right as you enter the cirque. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. While its epic north face is visible from town and might be the inspiration to get up there in the first place, most folks choose to ski the eastern side of the peak where there is a variety of terrain that ranges from glade skiing right up to wide open above tree-line skiing with nice chute options. Mount Blackmore via Blackmore Trail. There was still plenty of daylight by the time we got back to the car, as expected, and for once we weren’t completely drained of energy. The round trip hike to the summit and back covers just under 12 miles and 3700′ vertical feet. Alerts. Dec 12 2014. I’ve spent countless days ice climbing on the ephemeral frozen waterfalls of Twin Falls and Cleopatra's Needle, skiing around Divide Peak and Maid of the Mist, and trail running on Hyalite Peak and Mount Blackmore. 8,340 feet (2,540 Mount Hebgen , 44°49′24″N 111°13′39″W  /  44.82333°N 111.22750°W  / 44.82333; -111.22750  ( Mount Hebgen ) , el. Routes While its epic north face is visible from town and might be the inspiration to get up there in the first place, most folks choose to ski the eastern side of the peak where there is a variety of terrain that ranges from glade skiing right up to wide open above tree-line skiing with nice chute options. Hiking info, trail maps, and 8 trip reports from Mount Blackmore (10,052 ft) in Montana It is a popular trail in good weather months and those who summit the peak earn glorious views. Blackmore Today I decided to run/hike up to Mount Blackmore, which is a 10,154 ft peak, just 20 miles south of Bozeman. From the lake continue along the trail that follows Blackmore Creek as it steepens towards its headwaters. Blackmore is another classic Bozeman backcountry location. Climb uphill through trees until you come to the first plateau in the … Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' Join us for a hike to Fox Meadow in Hyalite. Bees were fluttering around in every direction through this botanical paradise, collecting nectar and pollinating flowers, and I managed to capture a few decent photos of the scene before we set off again through the forest. Description From the summit of Mount Blackmore take descend generally skiiers-left hugging your ascent line all the while letting your skis or board run a bit enjoying this airy zone. Once you are over the wide open snowfields of the North Shoulder open it up and throw some sprays to the valley floor. This is the easiest part of the trail and a good turnaround point. Prominent peaks include Mount Blackmore, Mount Bole, Hyalite Peak, Eaglehead Mountain, and Fortress Mountain. It’s easy to feel as if one is on top of the world. It’s easily accessible from Hyalite Canyon near Bozeman via a well maintained trail that make for easy walking all the way to the peak. 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