Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Backpacking Yellowstone--Northwest: Sky Rim, Shelf Lake, High Lake, Sportsman Lake, Electric Pass, Glenn Creek Trailhead (Part 2 of 3)

On Day 4, I hiked down from Shelf Lake along the upper Specimen Creek Trail before turning east to climb toward High Lake on the Crescent Lake-High Lake Trail.

There were a few small waterfalls on the unnamed creek along the route.

This is from the ridge above High Lake, looking northeast out of the park toward the Cinnabar Basin.

 High Lake in the afternoon.

Tadpole in the outlet creek of High Lake.

Campsite at High Lake.

Day 5. Back on the trail and heading toward Sportsman Lake. The route down from High Lake crossed several beautiful, open meadows.

The sign marks the boundary of the Gallatin Bear Management Area (BMA), which I prefer to call a Human Management Area (HMA), because it's not to manage bears, but to keep people from traipsing all over important bear habitat.

View of Electric Peak from the west, descending through an old burned area toward Sportsman Lake.

Sportsman Patrol Cabin.

Less-than-ideal photo of Sportsman Lake (looking toward the afternoon sun).

Bear hang at Sportsman Lake.

Electric Peak reflected in Sportsman Lake.

Ducklings on Sportsman Lake.

Barely-visible elk grazing high on Electric Pass.

 Electric Peak at twilight.

Rising moon over Electric Pass.

Part 3


  1. Wow! Those are some great photos. Thanks, Cliff.