Ross Perkins

Creative Wanderlusting Mechanic. • Based out of Missoula, Montana– I am fortunate enough to have an expansive playground of wilderness right in my backyard. • A curious mind and anxious feet inspire me to continuously seek out new sights.

Backpack to Golden & Jasper Lakes in the Beartooths

Cody, Wyoming

Get ready for a challenging hike if you are not used to high elevations! This backpacking trip starts at the Island Lake trailhead a few miles west of the Beartooth Pass on Highway 212.

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Hike to Cracker Lake

Browning, Montana

The 6.1 mile (12.

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Kayak Bowman Lake, Glacier NP

West Glacier, Montana

The lake is located in the northwestern portion of Glacier National Park, about 32.5 miles from the west entrance and 30 miles from the Canadian Border.

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Snowshoe Skiumah Trail

West Glacier, Montana

The trailhead for Skiumah Creek Trail is located just off of highway 2, and is well marked from both directions of the road.

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Hike Mount Siyeh

Browning, Montana

Once the Going-To-The-Sun Road has opened fully, this massive peak is accessible by driving to Siyeh Bend on the east side of the Logan Pass Visitors Center. Plan on a sun up to sun down adventure.

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Paddle McDonald Creek, Glacier National Park

West Glacier, Montana

Begin your trip by dropping your car (or bike) at Quarter Circle Bridge just inside Glacier Park.

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Backpack the Continental Divide in Glacier NP

Browning, Montana

Park your car at the Two Medicine North Shore Trailhead, and take a National Park Shuttle (if they are running during the season--they stop around Labor Day in September) or set up a private shuttle .

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Hike to Hidden Lake Overlook

West Glacier, Montana

The trail starts at the Logan Pass Visitor Center, which is right in the middle of Going-To-The-Sun Road.

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Crazy Peak Scramble

Big Timber, Montana

Do you like high alpine scrambles? Climbing exposed spires? Partying on a mountain top? If you said yes to any of the above, head to Big Timber Montana and prepare for a great time.

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Ice Fishing Hebgen Lake

West Yellowstone, Montana

Hebgen Lake is a beautiful lake, just outside of Yellowstone National Park. With 21 square miles of surface, there's plenty to fish.

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Hike to Fourmile Basin Lakes

Anaconda, Montana

Distance: 8 miles round-tripTime: 4 hoursDifficulty: Easy to ModerateTrailhead: 46.135170, -113.207803 From MT-1, follow the signs for Trail 44 along Twin Lakes Creek Road until it ends.

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Backpack to Cosley Lake

Browning, Montana

The hike goes through different wooded areas, open fields, and passes by the ranger's ranch.

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Backpack to Lincoln Lake

West Glacier, Montana

It's a 1600 ft slow increase in elevation. You can walk around the loose rocks going around the lake for an additional 2 miles of hiking.

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Summer Skiing "The Great One Couloir" in the Northern Bridgers

Wilsall, Montana

The Great One Couloir in the Northern Bridgers is a classic summer ski adventure, perfect for a day trip. Walk up the trail towards Sacajewea Peak – it is marked on a sign and easy to find.

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Backpack to Waterton Lake

West Glacier, Montana

Our trip started on Thursday evening, spending the night at the Bowman Lake campground. You can park your car here and it's where the hike will start and end.

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Backpack the Warren Pass Loop

Anaconda, Montana

Often overlooked due not to its lack of scenery, but rather because of its proximity to both Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness in southwest Montana is a haven fo.

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Camp at Blue Lake

Cascade, Idaho

Blue Lake is a great spot to spend a night next to the lake but is also the perfect escape if you're looking to get away for just the day.

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Climb Stanton Mountain

West Glacier, Montana

To climb Stanton Mountain, begin at the Howe Ridge Trail on the Northwest shore of Lake McDonald. The trail climbs swiftly 2.

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Hike Numa Ridge Lookout

West Glacier, Montana

Begin the hike at Bowman Lake Campground. The trail wanders along the West side of the lake for the first mile or so, and then begins a gradual climb to the lookout. The total distance is 5.

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Hike to Swiftcurrent Lookout

Browning, Montana

Take this beautiful hike up Swiftcurrent Mountain to the Fire Lookout (8436 ft). The hike is 7.1 miles one-way from from the Swiftcurrent Inn parking lot trailhead.

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Backpack to Marten and Kelly Lakes

Lowman, Idaho

The Sawtooth mountain range consists of hundreds, maybe thousands, of small, crystal clear lakes.

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Hike to Golden Trout Lakes

Gallatin Gateway, Montana

The Golden Trout lakes offer a scenic getaway just out of the Gallatin Valley Canyon. To access the trail head, turn east onto Portal Creek Road #984 and continue southeast for 6.8 miles.

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Backpack to Little Rock Creek

Darby, Montana

Little Rock Creek is one of the Bitterroots' best kept secrets. In late spring, the glacier lilies are in full bloom, and sprinkle the valley floor.

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Hike to Lower and Upper Seymour Lakes

Wise River, Montana

There are so many wilderness areas to choose from in Montana, it can be quite overwhelming. But try this on for size: the Pintlers are essentially Glacier National Park, without the people.

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