Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ear Mountain Outstanding Area Trail July 22, 2014

My daughter, Leila, at Yeager Flats in BLM Ear Mountain Outstanding Area
Did a quick hit hike on the Ear Mountain Outstanding Area Trail Tuesday.  Roundtrip: 5.2 miles with about 1,200 feet of cumulative elevation gain and loss.

This area is truly outstanding because it presents hikers with the transitional zone between the prairie and the high country while the heart of the Rocky Mountain Front is always in sight:  Choteau, Ear, Wright, Cave and Wind mountains.

There were tons of wildflowers --- from Horse Mint to Indian Paint Brush and I saw white Harebells for the first time (they're usually lavender).

This area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management rather than the Forest Service, and the trail has been upgraded over the years to take out the guesswork from various game and horse trails that come into it.

Click on this link for more info, map, and photos from this hike:

Ear Mountain Outstanding Area Trail July 22, 2014 | Garmin Adventures

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