Thought I'd share a few photos from a recent 7 day trip me and a friend and my dog took into the Selway-Bitterroot wilderness. This range is the 3rd largest wilderness in the lower 48, and if not for a skinny dirt road known as the Magruder corridor which separates it from the Frank Church wilderness it would be the largest.
The Montana side of the Bitterroots were sculpted by periods of heavy glaciation, the last of which occurred 10,000 years ago. I have spent almost 20 years exploring this beautiful and largely untrammeled area...many "trails" within this vast area receive little to no maintenance.
Please forgive that I am not the world's greatest photographer.
Big Creek Lake, where we stayed for 2 nights. The lake is large--2 miles long--and sits at around 6000':
Here's a cute shot of Bode , my black lab/blue tick hound mix...
On day 3 we left Big Creek lake (seen almost in it's entirety below from 8200') and did some off-trail route finding through some truly beautiful high country (replete with some nasty talus fields!) on our way up and over to Pearl and South Fork lakes.
Part of the Bitterroot Divide, looking north. The ridgeline(s) here form the Idaho/Montana border.
Here you can see Pearl Lake in the foreground and South Fork Lake behind, nestled in a beautiful basin underneath Sky Pilot, the peak to the right. The route is still off-trail (or no trail) at this point. Pearl sits at about 7500', South Fork at about 7100'.
I already posted this shot in the "picture of the day" thread, but I think it's a pretty shot. Blooming beargrass at South Fork Lake.
Couldn't resist another shot of Bode
This last shot is of your's truly and one of the reasons I like this basin...
Thanks for your indulgence!! Please feel free to share your own adventure pics
Edited by zentune - 7/28/13 at 9:54am