Montana Outdoors

June 23, 2007

Views from the top

Here are a few views from the Sacajawea Peak area. These were taken from Sacajawea’s sister, Sunset Peak, because Sacajawea is heavily timbered all the way to the top on its West side.

It seems that the path to a castle is always guarded by a dragon, and Sunset has its own dragon perpetually on duty:

The Dragon

For those who conquer the dragon, it’s still another hundred feet or so to the top and its 360ยบ views. (Yes, I did add one more small rock to the top of the pile. It is interesting to note that there was no trace of writing or initials or anything not completely natural anywhere in the area, nor did I see even one piece of litter on the entire trail.)

the top

The view to the Northwest: These are the Northern slopes of the West half of the Cherry Peak roadless area.

Cherry Peak roadless area, North slope

Essentially the same photo but with zoom to show the Eddy Mountain Lookout (6,957 ft) at the West end of the area. (6 miles)

Eddy Mountain Lookout

North: The Teepee-Spring Creek roadless area and Big Hole Peak (6,922 ft) past the Clark Fork River valley. (9 miles)

Teepee-Spring Creek roadless area

Northeast: Baldy Mountain (7,464 ft) in the Baldy Mountain roadless area. (15 miles)

Mount Baldy in the Baldy roadless area

East: The small town of Plains in the distance (10 miles). On the right side, Patrick’s Knob (6,837 ft) in the Patricks Knob roadless area can be seen. (13 miles)

Plains Montana

South-southwest: Sacajawea Peak(6,679 ft) on the right side (1 mile), Bitterroot Mountains in the distance, center (25 miles)

Sacajawea Peak

West: East half of Cherry Peak roadless area, Penrose Peak (7,231 ft) and Cherry Peak (7,226 ft)

Cherry Peak roadless area

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