A weekly recounting of the weekend adventures of Tom Kotynski, retired Great Falls Tribune Associate Editor, who prowls Montana's mountains and communities' happenings. All photos and writing are copyright Tom Kotynski.
The Prairie Reef Lookout in the middle of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. I spent the night here
Beginning of a three day trip in the Bob Marshall highlighted by a traverse of Prairie Reef Mountain, the highest point in the Bob Marshall reached by trail. This post highlights a 15.8 mile, 4,500 feet climb to the top of the lookout. The next two posts detail the off-trail traverse down Prairie Creek to Pretty Prairie and the final post, the trip back to the South Fork trailhead.