Type: Peak Snow will persist until late June, early July most years. We crossed directly across the empty Lake Elise and upwards toward the unnamed lake at 10,465′ below Hilgard Peak. View route of our climb of Hilgard Peak Montana on HillMap: This trip report for Hilgard Peak in Montana’s Madison Range is from August 29, 2016. As you can see in our photos, we climbed up loose rocks and slabs toward the gully that has a shadow in it. Old Maps Online. While many of the peaks do not stand out from the nearby valleys (in fact, Hilgard cannot be seen easily from any road), Hilgard looms darkly over the large alpine basins to the east. We covered 17.18 miles and 5650′. But at the top it was all downhill. Trail #222 immediately drops down and crosses Sentinel Creek. Then a grassy slope opens up above the exposed gully. If you wish to avoid the roundabout approach up Sentinel Creek, you can also bushwhack up Hilgard Creek to the same basin. Taylor Hill 5-3-1996 tarihinde Taylor Hill (rumuz: Taylor) Colorado, California, United States‘de doğmuştur. The south summit is definitely the higher of the two summits. Maps: Hilgard Peak, Pika Point. 10,840 feet (3,300 m) is a prominent mountain peak on the western face of the Madison Range in Madison County, Montana.The peak is located in the Beaverhead National Forest and Taylor Hilgard parcel of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness area. We ended up a bit west of the saddle at roughly 10250′, but it seemed to work out just fine. Taylor Mountain (Washington) Taylor Mountain (Wyoming) (two in Teton county) See also. Hilgard Mountain is displayed on the Hilgard Mountain USGS quad topo map. This is not recommended.Papoose CreekThis approach is best used in early season, or winter, when you are assured of good snow cover. You can also try the local climbing stores in Bozeman (Northern Lights: (406) 585-2090 or Barrel Mountaineering: (406) 582-1335). Earthquake Lake, situated south of the Madison Range, has a sad and interesting story. The Lee Metcalf Wilderness does not require a permit for backcountry travel or camping. Taylor Mountains A-7 1 : 63360. For example, the The trail follows the steep flanks of the mountain side high above the West Fork of Beaver Creek. •Taylor-Hilgard Unit: This is the highest and arguably the most majestic section of the range, and it is the largest of the wilderness units at 141,000 acres, nearly twice the size of the Spanish Peaks Unit. Our final ascent route sounds a bit complicated, but it’s pretty straightforward as long as you are willing to sniff out the proper route. The Madison Range, however, rewards climbers for their hard work. Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' The crest of the Madison Range rises from about 6,500 feet on the shores of Earthquake Lake to 11,316 feet in just over 5 linear miles. Hilgard Mountain is a summit in Sevier County, Utah, in the United States. View the profiles of people named Taylor Mountain. It’s a remote peak and can only be spotted from the road in a few places – including near Hebgen Lake. Rating: Grade III Class 4+ ve anne(?) Reservations and inquiries about use of the Beaver Creek Cabin can be made at the Hebgen Lake Ranger Station in West Yellowstone (Address: P.O. The park has 5.5 miles of trails, an accessible natural play area and an 18-hole disc golf course. From the south summit of Hilgard Peak the views were mind blowing. Join Facebook to connect with Taylor Mountain and others you may know. Trail #222 continues on to Blue Danube Lake and Trail #152 heads to the NW toward Avalanche Lake. The Madison Range is situated just Northwest of Yellowstone National Park, between the Madison and Gallatin Rivers, and North of Earthquake Lake. In the summer of 2005, we had just moved to Montana, and were, in some ways, like kids in the proverbial candy store. We skirted around the north side of the lake and followed mellow off-trail terrain up toward the ridge to the north. The climb back to the ridge about Avalanche Lake was quick, but definitely challenging terrain. From US 287, ½ mile east of the West Fork Rest Area, take the signed road to Papoose Creek (trailhead #26). The margin of the talus provides relatively easy hiking or skinning up the headwall and into the basin due south of Hilgard and Point 11,062. You can also try various internet sources (SummitPost, of course, or Thomas Turiano's Site). From Bozeman, take US 191 (The Gallatin Canyon) south approximately 75 miles to the junction with US 287 and head west. This section was steep, loose, and firm. There were a handful of unnamed lakes and the walking was straightforward. We chose to ditch a bit of weight here in order to travel to the peak fast and light. The Taylor-Hilgard unit of the wilderness is home to Grizzly Bears, black bears, elk, and as of 1999, at least one denning wolf pack. We carefully downclimbed our ascent route. A scenic iamge of Southwest Montana Mountains. Numerous colorful lakes spotted the basins far below. Hiking Imp Peak Via The South Ridge In Montana’s Madison Range. On a smokey August day, Jeremy Wood and I decided to climb Hilgard Peak. Sentinel CreekContinue on Forest Road 985, past the cabin and Potamogeton Park and Trailhead # 21. Driving down Highway 191 in the dark, we turned west on Highway 287 past Hebgen Lake. The park offers camping and daytime activities among the cottonwood and ponderosa pine. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. No motorized travel within the wilderness. There is no easy way to get to this mountain. We reached this lake before our final approach in 8.5 miles, 5 hours, and 4275′. This working forest is intended to demonstrate environmentally sound forest management, protect and restore ecological systems and provide passive recreational opportunities. First climbed as a one day ski mountaineering adventure by Dave Wessel in 1948, Hilgard still sees surprisingly few ascents each year. Round trip our adventure to climb Hilgard Peak took 11 hours. Its elevation is . External links "Hilgard Mountain (UT)".SummitPost.org. Trailhead: West Beaver Creek Trailhead – 6,907′ It would be fun to traverse to the north summit, then continue on to Dutchman and Echo Peak – a classic Madison Range Traverse. This is a fairly strenuous 6-7 miles. If you pass the small cabin (available for overnight stays year round from the Ranger Station in West Yellowstone), then you have gone ¼ mile too far. While we had backpacked in Montana several times before moving, there were lots of new places to see. This Wilderness Unit shows off a glaciated history that left its rugged mark carving out jagged pinnacles, broad u-shaped valleys and high alpine cirques in the Taylor Hilgard mountain range of Southwest Montana. Once there, cross the ridge to the north, off trail, to camping near the small Lake Eglise. As we neared the shadow we worked right toward the ridgeline. Hilgard is the highest peak in the Madison Range and the highest peak in Montana outside of the Beartooth Mountains. The sharp glacial horn sits at the head of three large drainages, all of which have been used as an approach at one point. It was my first time in the area, and what a pleasant 18 hour walkthrough it was. Hilgard Mountain: Map, Driving Directions and Nearby Hotels (Search radius centered on Latitude 38.6838, Longitude -111.5438) Taylor has built a legacy in the industry for its LEED-contributing, sustainable products and is a premium supplier to many of the world’s largest flooring manufacturers. Time: 9 to 13 hours round trip We cruised down to Avalanche Lake, refilled our water bottles, and set our legs on autopilot down the trail and back to the car. Hilgard peak sits at the southern end of an impressive glaciated uplift. Then we followed the ridgeline up to the top – only to realize that this was the 5.2 knife edge ridge that drops significantly to the west and a bit less significantly to the east. Hilgard is no exception. The mountainside south of Madison Canyon came crushing down, blocking the Madison River and completely covering a large and mostly full campground. The I think easy 5th class could also be argued. Once up the headwall, stay left of the creek. Certified weed free hay is required for all livestock. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. Sphinx Mountain, el. Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Taylor Hilgard Unit Montana. Continue on the trail until out of the thick trees, and look for a talus slope on the left. (38), Climber's Log Entries Hilgard Junction State Park is next to Interstate 84 at its intersection with Highway 244 near the Grande Ronde River. A few crux moves with solid hand and foot holds allowed us to cross over the exposure into a steep and loose gully above the shadow. A series of small benches and a spring make for excellent camping. Taylor Mountains A-7 1 : 63360. The 1,100-acre park is comprised of grasslands, oak woodlands and several creeks that provide habitat for a variety of wildlife. Most trailheads are accessed from US 287 that runs from Ennis to near West Yellowstone. Map and location information for Hilgard Mountain in Utah: Hilgard Mountain is one of the Summits in Sevier County, UT and can be found on the Hilgard Mountain USGS topographic quad map. (33). From here we climbed worked up a few ledges and climbed a small crack back right on to the ridge line. Box 520 331 Hwy 191 N. West Yellowstone, MT 59758 – Phone: (406) 823-6961 FAX: (406) 823-6990 - Hours: Monday thru Friday Summer: June.-Aug. 8:00am - 5:00pm Winter: Sept.-May 8:00am - 4:30pm). The Grande Ronde River flows through the park, enticing anglers, rafters and swimmers. In 1967 the Forest Service opened the Earthquake Lake Visitors Center to remember those lost and educate visitors. After a leisurely half hour on the summit of Hilgard we decided we must go. Taylor Gulch, the 1000' deep gulch that divides Taylor Mountain and Missouri Hill, was the location of the most productive mines in the area. Hilgard Basin, in the Taylor-Hilgard Unit of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, sounded like a winner, so, even though it was bug season, we thought we would give it a try. The trail system is somewhat sparse, which gives visitors a sense of space and openness once above treeline. It was named for Julius Erasmus Hilgard, former superintendent of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. The hikers' subreddit. Saved by Dan Adventurer. It took us 1.75 hours and 1715′ to reach this point. Lee Metcalf Wilderness - Taylor Hilgard mountain bike trail map. A dramatic effort was made to open the Madison River in order to prevent catastrophic flooding downstream. Looking south into the incredible Taylor-Hilgard unit of the southern Madison range. We climbed this gully up and then worked left onto another grassy slope. It was first named The Glenmorrison Range by John Oxley during his exploration of the area in January 1824. Not in the cards today though. From West Yellowstone, take US 191 north about 8 miles to the same junction. A few more steps and were on the summit of Hilgard Peak. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Hilgard Mountain (UT) - Attach/Detach Find Objects to Attach to 'Hilgard Mountain (UT)' (Displaying only the objects you have permission to attach) SEARCH All Except Images Albums Areas & Ranges Articles Canyons Custom Objects Fact Sheets FAQs Huts & Campgrounds Images Lists Logistical Centers Mountains & Rocks Routes Trailheads Trip Reports Taylor Peak (disambiguation) This disambiguation page lists articles about distinct geographical locations with the same name. Hilgard Peak Elevation: 11,316” This is a delicate ecosystem, so please select campsites carefully. Timeline Attributes. This trail will take you through an incredible string of alpine lakes, and eventually into the beautiful Hilgard Basin. Around midnight of August 17th, 1959, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake rocked this area. The summit is located in a remote section of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness within the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Pinterest. Dave Wessel made the first ascent on Memorial Day 1948 by skis in one day. It was named for Julius Erasmus Hilgard, former superintendent of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.. Soon we turned on US Forest Service Road #985. Always a blast to climb a new mountain – especially when it’s the highest in the range. The southern end of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness complex pushes up nearly a vertical mile. "Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of." Taken from atop the Sphinx, July 01, 2007. The extensive trail system at Taylor Mountain Forest is used by equestrians, hikers, and mountain bikers. All rights reserved, Mountain Journey | Backcountry Skiing, Climbing, Mountaineering, Hiking, Hilgard Peak – 11,316′ – Madison Range – Montana. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. After 4.65 miles, the trail splits at 8550′. Instead we enjoyed the views – Echo Peak, Dutchman Peak, Sentinel Peak, Peak 10930, Imp, Koch, Hebgen Lake, and so many unnamed peaks spread out in all directions. The crest of the Madison Range rises from about 6,500 feet on the shores of Earthquake Lake to 11,316 feet in just over 5 linear miles. Montana ranks fourth among the 50 states for earthquake activity. The view of Hilgard Peak from the crest of this ridge is stunning. Copyright © 2018 A Mountain Journey LLC. Old map Hilgard Mountain. Hilgard Peak (11,321 feet (3,451 m)) is the tallest mountain in the Madison Range in the U.S. state of Montana. Turiano rates this climb as a III Class 4. 28 people were killed when 80 million tons of debris rolled down at over 100 miles per hour. In this section, one will find classic Madison peaks such as Hilgard, Koch, and Echo and intriguing ones such as Sphinx and Helmet. It then enters the Lee Metcalf Wilderness and wraps to the west. We downclimbed back and crossed easy and exposed terrain to a small gully that reach the col directly below the summit. Conditions are often hard to come by for places in the middle of nowhere. The peak was named after Professor E.W. A long shot into the Taylor Hilgard Wilderness in October. The lake is stunning as is the entire cirque. The sharp glacial horn sits at the head of three large drainages, all of which have been used as an approach at one point. We laced up our boots, packed our bear spray, and hit the trail. Ryan Turner Photography. While there are many ways to approach these peaks once on foot, the three most often used will be outlined here.West Fork of Beaver CreekTake Forest Road 985 (Beaver Creek) north from US287 for approximately 3 miles to the trailhead for trail #222. This is a pristine wilderness basin, please use Leave No Trace camping and traveling practices at all times. View Hilgard Peak Image Gallery - 38 Images. It took us 3.75 hours, 7.45 miles, and 3610′ to reach this point. The Taylor Range or Herbert Taylor Range is a mountain range on the western edge of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The peak was first climbed in 1948. Hilgard peak sits at the southern end of an impressive glaciated uplift. Anyone who is interested in visiting Hilgard Mountain can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. We grabbed our gear near the unnamed lake and hustled back across the basin to the distant ridgeline. Most peak baggers use the West Beaver Creek Trailhead along FS Road 985 – although Hilgard can be approached numerous different ways. As we drove along in the morning light, we could just make out the pronged summit of Hilgard Peak in the distance. 1000-2010 Mercator. Lat/Long: 44.91640°N / 111.4597°W Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. The scenery is breathtaking as well, with large alpine meadows full of shooting stars, marigolds, glacier lilies and mountain bluebells. It took longer than planned due to conditions. The GPS coordinates are 38.6841408 (latitude), -111.5437954 (longitude) and the approximate elevation is 11,545 feet (3,519 meters) above sea level. We reached the lake in 5.75 miles, 2.25 hours, and 2225′. Hope to ski it next time. We followed the dirt road north for roughly 3 miles until we saw a pullout on the west side of the road for the West Beaver Creek Trailhead – 6907′. Access to Hilgard Peak is challenging. We drove up Beaverhead Creek Road to… Today. Follow trail #355 for about 4 or 5 miles until a northern fork of the creek is crossed. Before climbing Expedition Pass, in a spring fed meadow, travel south on trail #201. Businesses and places, and north of earthquake Lake is situated just Northwest of National... 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