Ross Peak, Sacagawea, The Great One, Frazier Lake, and Flathead Pass inspire thoughts of a more self-reliant and untamed experience than the lower elevation terrain to the south. Extending north from Ross Peak to Sixteenmile Creek the these mountains are home to Grizzly Bear, Elk, Moose, wildflowers, fishing and adventures yet unknown.
Home to Saddle Peak, Slushman's Ravine, and Bridger Bowl, the Southern Bridger Mountains offer some of the greatest sidecountry skiing around. The Southern Bridgers stretch from the college 'M' above Bozeman to Ross Pass at the source of Brackett Creek.
These photos were taken by either Austin Timm or Rebecca Timm in a private aircraft operating under 14 CFR Part 91. These photos are property of the Timm Family and are available for responsible, non-commercial use by the public. Removal of the watermarks is not permitted without express permission from the owners. Safety first.
"...Seeing these familiar peaks from the air really brings home the importance of protecting our wild backcountry areas while providing for the recreational experiences that draw us to the mountains in the first place."
Recreation Planning and Policy Manager
Winter Wildlands Alliance
Set amidst the tallest mountains in all of Montana is Cooke City. This outpost and former mining town is now a major tourist destination and gateway to Yellowstone National Park. For climbers and skiers, Cooke City offers unequaled ease of access to the mountains, in winter ride a sled, in summer put on your backpack and just start walking.
Enter the abyss, the east side is steep, deep, dark, and access is limited. For those who meet these challenges the reward is significant. This part of the range is home to Crazy Peak, an 'ultra-prominent ' which rises 7,000 feet above the Yellowstone River. Crazy Peak ranks 33rd in the continental United States for ultra prominence and is the most prominent in Montana.
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Venture east down Brackett Creek Road from Bridger Canyon to Clyde Park and you'll have a view of gem in our backyard. The Crazies are wild, and little traveled. Much of the range is private property, make sure you know where you are ask for permission if private property is where you intend to explore.
Sphinx Mountain at 10,840 feet is juxtaposed between the Taylor-Hilgard and the Spanish Peaks of the Madison Mountains in Southwest Montana. The first recorded ascent of this prominent mountain occurred in 1913 by a group of geology researchers from Harvard University.
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