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My family and I took a trip over to the Absaroka/Beartooth Wilderness.

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Beautiful country....................

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Real Nice! I'm jealous Yes

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That spire in the center of the second pic looks incredible ... anybody know its name? I've been in the `Tooths' a couple times, out of Cooke City, ... incredible country.

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Serious Hunter,
That is some rugged country, kinda like your ID. Have you ever hunted out of Cooke City? Let's wait and see if anyone has the answer on your question...... lol

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I have not hunted out of Cooke City. We launched out of the Cooke City area into the Beartooths on a couple week-long backpacking / fishing trips, in both cases near Granite Peak (Montana's Highest). Incredible country.

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I was possibly looking at a solo, early season back country hunt up there for elk. Season starts 9/15. How far did you take those roads north of Cooke City? Did you see many Grizzlies?

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Gosh, ... it's been a long time. I don't even have the maps any more, that I can find. On the first trip we headed out of Cooke City to, as I recall, an old mining or something ruins, headed up Zimmer Creek, took a right and up and above timberline, to the Aero Lakes area, not far from Granite Peak. On the second trip, we were a bit north and east of the first area, but similarly mostly above timberline. For wildlife we saw some moose at road end - and then wild trout - that's about it. Both trips we had extreme weather, and both trips were in JULY. And, perhaps different a bit from the portion near the Beartooth Highway - where we were above timberline - it was all rock - no `meadow-ish' stuff to speak of.

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Fishing wasn't great but the views were.

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Yummmm ...

As I recall, the Mystic and Rosebud areas are kind of on the `other side' of the range where we were at. As for fishing ... some lakes were hot, some were not. We got into some Grayling in some of the streams (Montana Grayling I presume).

As for weather ... one day in the middle of the afternoon we were forced into our tent and into our sleeping bags in our tent it was so cold. This was middle-late July.

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Yes, you recall right. They are north and east of Granite Peak, which if I remember right, stands @ 12,799 feet.

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