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Elisha F. on Benton Lake NWR
Didn't hike just drove through. saw an owl and coyote.
Pros: Fragrant Fraser forests, lots of beautiful waterfalls, high mountain walls, fast flowing creeks, wildflowers, meadows, easy to moderate grades (but steeper further along)
Cons: Watch for horse droppings, limited parking, changing weather (rain)
Recommendstions: Trekking poles, bear spray, rain gear
Pros: Spectacular views from lower saddle to top, small summer glaciers, fragrant Fraser forests, views of Crazy Mountains, Tobacco Root Mountains, and Gallatin Range in distance on clear days.
Cons: Lots of switchbacks, some confusing below the pass, no water above Fairy Lake, windy from the pass upwards.
Recommendations: Trekking poles, extra water, windbreaker, baselayers.
Hiked this trail yesterday for Thanksgiving. I didn't know the difficulty rating before I started it, but seeing the moderate rating on here didn't surprise me.
Great views on the way up, at summit point as well as from the top of the 'M'!
Lots of people on the trail, in all age groups.