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South Cottonwood Trail #422

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3.6 mile 5.8 kilometer point to point
69% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,508' 764 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 9,642' 2,939 m
Low: 7,134' 2,175 m

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Avg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)

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Trail shared by Arlo Himes

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Starting from the South Cottonwood Creek Trail this is a relatively nice and easy run until about 8 miles in then you begin a winding path alongside the creek that cuts back and forth across a few creek crossings eventually leading you to Mount Blackmore. Almost immediately after leaving the historic Rock Fork, it becomes much more dense and I needed to stop and find the trail a few times. Nothing too hazardous on my climb, but I did see elk and bear scat. So bear spray is a must! I did not see the Storm Castle Ridge Trail #417 turn off and didn't have my map to try and see where it could have been. So if that was your intention, I would be careful in tracking your millage to find the split.

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Another view to the south - rugged section of mountains!
May 15, 2019 near Bozeman, MT
Looking back down on Hyalite resevoir.
May 15, 2019 near Bozeman, MT
Looking south from the ridge where the trail first arrives there!
May 15, 2019 near Bozeman, MT

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