Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Fall color on Blackleaf Divide hike

Below Mount Frazier's caves

The spirea's orange highlighted our trail

Mount Frazier is the monarch of the Blackleaf valley

The breath-taking Blackleaf canyon

Cresting the Blackleaf Divide

 The Blackleaf Divide hike is a nice go-to hike for scenery and exercise, particularly in the Fall.

The groundcover pops on the east slopes of the Rockies and it was popping Monday as I accompanied a few of Katie's Girls on a dayhike.

The hike is about 7.5 miles up and back, gaining about 1,800 feet to a pass between the Blackleaf and East Fork Teton drainages.  It goes through some of the nicest canyon scenery on the Front, where limestone walls rise 1,000 feet above Blackleaf Creek.  Mounts Frazier and Werner frame the hike.

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