Before you begin reading this blog, please read my blog about following Leave No Trace Principles for backpacking!
When Visit Montana approached me about assembling a team of photographers to take on the Beartooth Mountains’ Beaten Path I was eager to take on the task. A few phone calls later and put together a group of talented individuals that I’m proud to call my friends. We had James Greig, the Australian flight dispatcher and photographer living in Calgary, Colton Stiffler, a Bozeman engineer by day and accomplished photographer every other waking hour, and Michael Graef, video master Missoulian who also is a wizard in photography.
The Beaten Path is an iconic Montana trail that begins near Cooke City and winds up and over the Beartooth Mountains and drops into East Rosebud (near Red Lodge) 29 miles later. It’s a stunning example of Montana’s sheer beauty, mountain lakes, and high, granite cliff walls. Many people choose to do this hike in a day or even two, but us, we chose the leisure route at four days. So, without further ado, let’s dive into our journey!(more…)