Yesterday we took the Knight Mountain Trail in the park. It starts in the Upper Spotted Tail campground, leads east for a quarter mile before turning north (left) down through a creek bottom.
|Walking east from Upper Spotted Tail|
Then the fun begins, the winding trail leads up a good grade on a surprisingly well marked trail.
|Up the trail we go|
It goes up over the top of Knight Mountain then on down into Fish Canyon. (we didn't go that far)
|About 2/3 of the way up|
We turned around before we took the final steps up to the very top. This point in the trail affords a spectacular view of the lake, Brimmer Point and everything to the west.
|Nice view from here|
|Eagle's eye view of Sitting Bull|
|Brimmer Point across the way|
The top part of the trail appeared to need some actual climbing, not just our normal hiking. Maybe we will try to go on up, and over, later this spring.
|Looking east (the other way)|
|Seven in the evening and heading down (that's the Laramie Range in the west)|
This is one of the original Civilian Conservation Corps trails and one those young men must have had a blast building.
This one isn't for everyone, as it is not, just a walk in the park, but last evening a coupe of old retired seniors made it okay.
Almost forgot my weekly Dam Road update. Here it is . . . . .