Hiking the Continental Divide

I got in a few trail miles before the NACIS map conference last week. Flew into Helena, Montana, and drove up to Benchmark via Augusta. Hike was 60 mile round trip including 20 miles along the eastern face of the Chinese Wall thru Bob Marshall Wilderness, one of the largest in the U.S. National Forest system. Luck was with us as the “first” winter storm veered south, leaving the sky mostly clear and the stars brilliant, milky way flowing across half the night sky. Light dusting of snow in the passes. Pictures below:

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One Response to “Hiking the Continental Divide”

  1. Wendy says:

    What great pictures. My husband and I fly into Benchmark as often as we can, we love that area. We have some pretty neat aerial photos of the Continental Divide, it is truly an awesome sight. We couldn’t believe just how much had burned until we flew over the area. With fall in the air, I’m sure it was a little chilly. Hope you get the opportunity to enjoy the hike agian.