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Old 05-04-2010, 01:12 PM
 
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Curious if there are any board members who have hiked Granite Peak or know of any forums where it's discussed.

I'm planning a trip out.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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Are you referring to the Granite Peak in Park County Mt in the Absarokee - Beartooth wilderness or another one?
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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Yes, that Granite Peak. The high point of MT south of Red Lodge
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:03 AM
 
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Well, it is the tallest mountain, I wouldn't call it the "High Point".

I have spent time in that area, never felt the need to crawl up on top of that particular pile of rock. We have lots of mountains to climb over.

If you are looking for something interesting check out Grasshopper Glacier. Same general area. A bunch of locust were flying over the area and were caught in a blizzard and were entombed in the ice. That is interesting to see.

That whole wilderness area is infested with wolves and there are a lot of grizzly up there as well.

It is pretty country, very steep and rocky, lots of sudden storms coming over, snow at any time of the year.
I wouldn't reccomend going in there if you don't have wilderness experience.
Trails are pretty good, lots of water in the creeks. Nice camp sites. You can get around the glaciers so you don't have to cross them to get to the mountain so you don't need ice equipment.

I don't know exactly what information you are looking for, but the state tourism site has this little blurb.
Montana’s Tallest Peaks by Mountain Range – Natural Resource Information System

Emmigrant Peak is a lot easier to get to and has a spectacular view of the Paridise Valley and is part of the Absaroka range. I have climbed it and it isn't a bad hike. It is only a couple hundred feet shorter than Granite peak.The Gallatin Range is just west of there on the other side of the valley.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:19 AM
 
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Thanks for the reply. I'm sure there are many great hikes and peaks throughout MT, but on this trip I am specifically interested in Granite Peak and anyone with any local knowledge or that could direct me to web forums where it may be discussed. Thanks again
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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Granite Peak is a serious undertaking. Remote, bad weather year round, people die there and their bodies are recovered a year later. It's not a day hike. Technical climbing on the mountain itself. Maybe you should hook up with someone who has experience and knows the route.
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