My long awaited adventure to traverse the Beartooth Range and tag Granite Peak in Montana in one attempt, is quickly approaching. Since childhood I have been obsessed with the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, with its remoteness and pristine ecological state. Crossing the entire Beartooth Range will hopefully pacify a deeply rooted wanderlust plaguing me the last couple of years. My biggest fears, besides dangerous weather, is of course the many grizzly bears that inhabit the area. I will be carrying an REI flash backpack- which is smaller than my college book bag, and weighs less than 15 lbs when full of three days worth of supplies- and will navigate by map and compass alone. The sheer minimalism of this kit will test me to my limits, even more than those simplified backpacking experiences of my past. Stay tuned for more updates of the #beartoothtraverse here, and on my instagram page.
( Montana , hiking , photography , fast packing , backpacking , Beartooth Range )