|Mount Wright still has plenty of snow|
Mount Wright, at 8,875 feet elevation, never disappoints.
This is an annual climb I do to test my conditioning. I think I passed again!
The day started with warmth, no wind and a clear, blue sky.
It ended with a thunderstorm and hail.
There is considerable snow this year, which is a good thing.
However, it did not block the trail and what little I had to walk through was easy.
I climb this for the views of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area and the Front. The summit ridgeline, which reveals the Bob view takes about 2,700 feet in elevation gain to achieve, but it is really worth it.
Even though the day was cloudy, I could see into Glacier Park, and in the Bob, as far north as Great Northern peak in the Great Bear, and Silvertip, well to the west.
The alpine flowers were also a great treat, the forget-me-nots, Douglasia, stone crop and Jones columbine that spangled the hillsides and crested the ridge to the top.
Below, in the burn, it is still early, the snow has just left.
I expect this hike's wildflower beauty will reach its peak in the next two weeks as the alpine turf greens.
|Looking across the Bob toward Pentagon Peak|