|The ground cover was in its autumnal glory|
With the thick smoke from the historic California and Oregon fires arriving here, I've scaled back my hiking and am going day-to-day, taking trips on the spur of the moment.
Such was the case last week with a trip to Pilgrim Creek in the Little Belts near Monarch one afternoon, and exploring the Continental Divide Trail and a connector from Marias Pass.
It was hot and hazy, but they were good trips.
CDT from Marias Pass
|Katie making her way over the plentiful deadfall|
|A fork of Pike Creek|
|The final part of the hike|
A quick Pilgrim Creek hike
|Limestone spires and cliffs above the trail|
|Where Pilgrim Creek empties into Belt Creek|
This is one of the many Little Belt Mountain Range's gem hikes.