Montana’s Bitterroot Divide: Heart Lake, Sept 2018

Beautiful alpine lake with a thriving mountain goat population Distance: 6.0 miles round trip Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with 1,100′ elevation gain Best season: mid-summer through early fall Heart Lake along the ID-MT border had been high on my bucket list for a number of years. I had seen photos of Heart, one …

Idaho-Montana Border: Blossom & Pear Lakes, Aug 2017

A pair of lovely mountain lakes along the Idaho-Montana border Distance: 8.5 miles round trip Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with a total elevation gain of 1,734′ Best season: summer and early fall   Hiking is good for your physical health—we all know that. But those of us who hit the trail on a regular …