Cliff Lake in the Tobacco Roots

This weekend was one of the most enjoyable Jeep trips I've been on yet. Giljeep held up great, ran on the mainer roads like a charm, and handled the trail really well! The route was one of the more gnarly trails I've ever been on, but the scenery was unbelievable. The wildflowers were in full bloom - pink, yellow, white, purple, and blue against the bright green of lichen covering the trees and lush growth everywhere. Cliff Lake was at the top of the trail, nestled in a mountain bowl. Saturday night we watched incredible clouds roll in over the mountainside while lightning illuminated the sky in the south. It was quite a sight! The sky was an amazing assortment of blues and grays and even some pink as it seemed the impending storm was competing with an attempt at a colorful sunset. Needless to say the picture opportunities were in abundance and I took full advantage of it. The link to my full Flickr pool is:

Oh, and there was snow. Saturday afternoon was spent contemplating the idea of sledding down the snow fields into the chilly lake below. What seemed like a lot of talk proved itself a great idea as Sunday we gave it a shot. Enjoy the video...

PS - When this video is done, find the one along the bottom called "Sal & Elizabeth sledding at Cliff Lake". :)


Ha! Looks like a great time! I remember hiking up to an unnamed lake west of Pony in mid-August. Never had snow been so appreciated!

August 12, 2008 at 7:43 PM  

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