Montana Outdoors

August 22, 2010

Cube Iron (3)

This set of photos was taken as I ascended the part of the trail that appeared to continue directly up to the peak. It did not. It made a sudden turn to the left and after a series of steep switchbacks, reached Cube Iron Pass, still below the summit of the mountain where it intersected with trail 1512. In the next post we will follow trail 1512 a hundred yards or so and then turn onto a small, unmarked and unmaintained trail that leads to the top.

There will likely not be a post tomorrow because I will be leaving in a few minutes on another trek into the Cube Iron-Silcox roadless area four or five miles to the south of Cube Iron Mountain, into the area of Goat lakes and Mount Silcox where I understand there is some very pretty scenery too. (And huckleberries!) Spending a rainy night tonight somewhere near the trail head should help with getting an early start on the trail in the morning. (Tomorrow’s forecast is “sunny”. They can be right once, can’t they?)

Cube Iron Mountain

Cube Iron Mountain

Arrowleaf buckwheatArrowleaf Buckwheat, Eriogonum compositum

Cube Iron Mountain

Cube Iron Mountain

Cube Iron Mountain

Cube Iron Mountain

Cube Iron Mountain

Cube Iron Mountain

Cube Iron Mountain

Junction of trails 460 & 1512

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