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recovery hike- Stuart Peak (Read 27 times)

mtwarden


running under the BigSky

    my DW and I decided we needed to get out for some recovery exercise after our races this past weekend and decided that bagging Stuart Peak in the Rattlesnake Wilderness area would be just the ticket.  Missoula is very fortunate to have a wilderness area in it's backyard, the trail head is mere 3 miles from town.  The hike is 19 miles round trip, w/ ~ 4000' of elevation gain (and loss), so not exactly a walk in the park.

     

    the wildflowers were really great

     

     

    wilderness boundary, about 7 miles in- you can a see a hint of things to come in the background (hint it's white Big grin)

     

     

     

    a hint of some views quickly coming up

     

     

     

    hitting the snow in earnest now

     

     

     

     

    just a little further now

     

     

    but it's all up!

     

     

     

     

    life is good Smile

     

     

     

     

     

    there are several miles that are runnable, it's on my to do list to run this route

                                                               2014 

    HURL Fat Ass 50k  1/11- DNS sick :(

    Zion Traverse 47 miles 4/5 DNS :( stress fracture in heel

    Don't Fence Me In 30k  14k 5/10 ✓

    Pengelly Double Dip 13.1 miles & 3000' 6/7 ✓

    Devils Backbone 50 mile (I'm running 25 as a two person relay) 7/19 ✓ Wow!

    Ellkhorn 23k 8/2- this is a maybe- little close to the Bridger???? signed up :)

    Bridge Ridge Run 20 miles 8/9


    Uh oh... now what?

      We are watching the snow line go up and guessing at when we can cross for a

      weekend hike--so you go and post this just to tease us into trying it before the

      white stuff goes away.  Great pictures, can almost see the quiet.  Yes, life is

      good -- thank you.

        Sunshine, snow and shorts, my favorite combination of all time!

         

        (though I must say, you wife doesn't look as enthusiastic as you in the second picture. was this one of those "It'll be easy honey" hikes? I've taken my wife on a few of those, and paid for it Black eye.  She looks much happier at the top though)


        Snowdenrun

          I love how your recovery hike is 19 miles! Great pictures, especially the ones of the wild flowers. I have green all round me, but it's rare to see different colors. Looks like fun!

          Brilliant


            Beautiful!  I love how you started with the wildflowers and ended up with the snow.

            DigDug2


              Beautiful - thanks for sharing.

              ceezy


                Beautiful - thanks for sharing.

                 

                This...thanks.

                jonferg67


                  Great pics, thanks for posting.

                  NorthernHarrier


                    You're living in some great country. Awesome!  You missed one great photo shot however--where's the shot of your wife glissading down that snowpack with a big smile? Cool

                     

                    E/A-- thank you for wearing some longer shorts too! Big grin

                    Chnaiur


                      Very nice - thanks for sharing!

                      3/8 Way Too Cool 50k WNS

                      4/19 Tehama Wildflowers 50k

                       


                      Le professeur de trail

                        I miss the snow! Thanks for sharing.  Looks just about perfect.


                        sugnim

                          Mike!  It was great to meet you & your wife at the Pengelly Double Dip race.  I hope you both had a great time.  Nice pics of Stuart Peak here.  I feel a little spoiled in that this is just a few miles from my front door.  Smile

                          mtwarden


                          running under the BigSky

                            thanks everyone!

                            Sunshine, snow and shorts, my favorite combination of all time!

                             

                            (though I must say, you wife doesn't look as enthusiastic as you in the second picture. was this one of those "It'll be easy honey" hikes? I've taken my wife on a few of those, and paid for it Black eye.  She looks much happier at the top though)

                            after many years I'm pretty sure my wife knows that that it's almost a given it's going to be "an easy one honey" Big grin

                             

                            You're living in some great country. Awesome!  You missed one great photo shot however--where's the shot of your wife glissading down that snowpack with a big smile? Cool

                             

                            E/A-- thank you for wearing some longer shorts too! Big grin

                            I missed that shot, but indeed she did get some really good glissading in on the way down!

                             

                            damn-nobody likes my short shorts!  Smile

                             

                            Mike!  It was great to meet you & your wife at the Pengelly Double Dip race.  I hope you both had a great time.  Nice pics of Stuart Peak here.  I feel a little spoiled in that this is just a few miles from my front door.  Smile

                             

                            Misty- was great to meet you.  We frequent Missoula quite often (lots of relatives in and near to Missoula), we'll try and hook up next time for a run or hike.

                             

                            Mike

                                                                                       2014 

                            HURL Fat Ass 50k  1/11- DNS sick :(

                            Zion Traverse 47 miles 4/5 DNS :( stress fracture in heel

                            Don't Fence Me In 30k  14k 5/10 ✓

                            Pengelly Double Dip 13.1 miles & 3000' 6/7 ✓

                            Devils Backbone 50 mile (I'm running 25 as a two person relay) 7/19 ✓ Wow!

                            Ellkhorn 23k 8/2- this is a maybe- little close to the Bridger???? signed up :)

                            Bridge Ridge Run 20 miles 8/9